Learner agency happens when students take active command of their learning through deliberate participation in their classroom communities.
Through close reading, written works are examined multiple times for deeper understanding as learners naturally progress into higher levels of knowledge and cognitive processing.
Literacy-rich environments focus on students being actively and meaningfully engaged in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with consideration of both digital and written formats.
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How Is Reading Digitally More Important Than Ever In many schools, businesses, and homes across the nation, e-books have earned their prominent place on virtual bookshelves. Over the past 20 years, digital reading resources have transformed into the intuitive, customizable, and instantly accessible tech we enjoy today (Attwell 2019). The transition to digital books has also begun in schools as
The 2019-2020 school year ushered teachers into a new era in education. Outdated teaching and learning practices, long due for an overhaul, were pushed to the side as stakeholders embraced new ways to facilitate virtual instruction.
Hybrid learning instructional models took center stage during the spring of 2019 as schools moved in and out of learning modalities. As buildings were closing, groups of students were shifting between the physical classroom and digital learning platforms to continue their learning before the end of the year. While the Covid-19 pandemic continued to ravage the educational landscape for over a year, instructional coaches and teachers came together to find strategies to make hybrid learning work for their students.
More than ever before, teachers are discovering the power of education technology as essential to their success as educators. Teachers have long used EdTech, the combination of the words ‘education’ and ‘technology,’ to bring high-impact learning to students in a variety of ways. Whether it was interactive whiteboards that animated learning concepts or in-class, in-the-moment survey tools that amplified student
Teachers engaged in steep learning curves as they made distance learning work for their students and them. As a result of teachers selflessly grappling to hold everything together, different and even more effective ways of teaching and learning became a part of their pedagogical toolboxes. Schools made quality moves with student betterment in mind, and many of these strategies will contextualize the impact teaching during a pandemic has had on the educational field.
The monumental task of catching student learning back up to pre-pandemic proficiency levels is number one on teacher to-do lists. Throughout the Covid-19 shutdown, educational stakeholders worked tirelessly to meet the expanding social and emotional needs of students, families, and each other.