August 18, 2020

Being Prepared for Whats Ahead Instructionally and Emotionally

What will school schedules look like when the new academic year commences in September? Which teaching methods are appropriate for continued school building closure? How can teachers compensate for the “COVID melt” or the “COVID slide” and meet students where they are academically and take them where they need to go? Whether based on the effects of trauma, the impact of the digital divide or differences in access to educational supports, any lost learning time from distance-learning is detrimental to students and will worsen if not immediately addressed.
ELT has compiled a lengthy list of valuable training, from graduate courses to in-person and online seminars, on critical topics so educators are prepared to engage, instruct, assess, and support students where they are.

  • Assessment as a Tool - determining where students are and where they need to be.
  • Differentiating Instruction and Curriculum for Learner Needs - meeting the learning needs of all students, including vulnerable students who may have had limited or insufficient exposure to remote learning opportunities.
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching - bringing curricular programming into line to meet students where they are and transitioning students from online/remote learning back to in-person learning in a classroom.
  • Social Emotional Supports - addressing the emotional and mental health needs of students and staff and providing support, as needed.
  • Technology Training - equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills to expand the possibilities for teaching and learning.

In compliance with New York State Education Department, NYSUT Education & Learning Trust has been approved as a sponsor to provide professional development for Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.