K-12 Education

Evidence-based and Pragmatic Online Teaching and Learning Approaches: A Response to Emergency Transitions to Remote Online Education in K-12, Higher Education, and LibrarianshipSpecial issue of the journal Information and Learning Sciences containing 42 articles addressing emergency transitions to remote teaching under COVID19 pandemic. CONTAINS: Both K-12 and Higher Education Contexts K-12 Contexts Theory and Proposed Design Frameworks - “Guidelines and tools for promoting digital equity,” Aguilar, S. - “Emergency remote teaching across urban and rural contexts: perspectives on educational equity,” Aguliera, E., Nightengale-Lee, B. - “Self-regulated learning in online learning environments: strategies for remote learning,” Carter, R., Rice, M., Yang, S., Jackson, H. - “Design-Ed: A pedagogical toolkit to support k-12 teachers’ emergency transition to remote online education,” Flynn, P. - “Social distancing meet social media: digital tools for connecting students, teachers, and citizens in an education emergency,” Greenhow, C., Chapman, A. - “Promoting individual and group regulation through social connection: Strategies for remote learning,” Macmahon, S., Leggett, J., Carroll, A. - “A ‘just-in-time’ pragmatic approach to creating quality matters-informed online courses,” Murillo, A., Jones, K. - “A research-based approach for evaluating resources for transitioning to teaching online,” Aguilar, S.
K-12 - Online learning in the K-12 spaceTechTrends has produced a significant body of work Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning. The articles in this section address online learning in the K-12 space. The articles were selected because they can inform the conversation on rapidly transitioning to online teaching and were selected from a review of over 200 issues from 1990 - 2020. The articles focus on High School, but can also inform going online for K-12 stakeholders broadly. While online high schools have been around for many years, the process of curating the selection revealed that there were not as many articles for this sector as compared to higher education or out-of-school research. What the pandemic reveals then is that online learning research can not only be confined to adults; it is also now necessary to explore the use of some of these environments for and by younger learners.
K-12 Crowdsourced ResourcesAs one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, AECT solicited for suggestions of online resources (e.g., articles, posts, videos, documents, slides) and recommendations for best practices to support remote teaching and the transition to online course delivery. Given a number of topics (Class/Group Meetings, Delivering Content Online, Ensuring/Creating Student Access, Parents/Guardian Supports for At-Home Learning) to categorize contributions, our goal is to then evaluate these resources into a curated list that we can share and recommend to teachers, support staff, and district personnel with commentary. We are purposefully attempting to avoid an exhaustive list of resources. We do not want to overwhelm novice online teachers. Instead, we are leveraging our members' expertise and knowledge of best practices to provide a robust yet concise index. We plan to update this list from time to time.
K-12 Google For Education: Enabling Distance LearningAs illness and other factors prevent students from attending school in-person, how might educators leverage powerful tools to extend learning to home environments? Distance Learning has been utilized successfully for this purpose, and Google for Education can successfully enable these pedagogies. Below are some common challenges educators face when implementing distance learning, and how G Suite and Chromebooks can provide impactful solutions.
K-12: Tools and Resources for Remote Instruction curated by The New Jersey Association of School Librarianshttps://wakelet.com/ - View this curated collection to find tools, resources and lessons in support of student learning during school closures. This is a great time to focus on the crucial skills of digital citizenship, information literacy, cyberbullying and more in addition to content area instruction. Don't forget your public library's digital collection, too!
K-12: FREE TECH FOR LEARNINGLearningKeepsGoing.org - ISTE & EdSurge are curating a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures. Search the directory below to explore what products will best support your needs.
K-12: Resources and Support for the Online Educator: A Curated Collection from ISTE BooksThis free downloadable collection of excerpts from ISTE books contains strategies, tips and insights to help you navigate a landscape of online learning wherever you are.
K-12: Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online)From David Andrade, the Educational Technology Guy
K-12: TEACHERS & LEADERS - LearningKeepsGoing.OrgLearningKeepsGoing.org | Beginner's Guide - Updated Resources - SETDA Resources - Preparing Apple Devices - Apps for Learning
K-12: Teaching Remotely in Times of NeedFrom Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amhert |
K12: Free Online Learning Resources For Schools Affected by Coronavirus/COVID-19From Tech&Learning
K12: Incremental Progress: Re-examining Field Experiences in K-12 Online Learning Contexts in the United StatesLearnTechLib: Despite the call for a transformation of teacher education in the 21st century, surprisingly little has changed. This includes how the practical, hands-on component, known as a field experience is structured. Previous research, conducted in 2010, specifically examining how teacher education programs address K-12 online learning through their field experiences found that only seven programs nationally, or 1.3% of responding programs, offered such an experience. In comparison, the current study found a small expansion that includes 15 programs across nine states, representing 3.5% of responding teacher education programs. Despite being limited, there appears to be slow, targeted growth, particularly in contexts in which partnerships have formed between teacher education programs and K-12 online providers. However, while signs of progress are evident, significant work to move the field forward with respect to K-12 online teacher preparation remains.
K12: Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This EcosystemFrom Ask a Tech Teacher.com
Teaching from Home – Quick Start Guide Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, pioneer in online education with over 25 years of teaching experience, a Time magazine 100 Most Influential Person and one of Fast Company's Most Creative People, has developed a free step-by-step guide to teaching at home or in a remote setting. The goal of this free guide is to enable teachers to quickly and affordably spin up a remote classroom to provide their students the best experience possible for learning outside their traditional classroom.

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