So many educators are diving into the remote learning game with the growth mindset of resilience and creativity. For others, this instructional and emotional shift has been a challenge. We know that as schools look to next year there is a desire to prepare and plan for a streamlined approach given the uncertainty that Covid-19 presents. Learning Explorer’s platform offers a unique suite of curriculum planning tools and access to reviews of Open Educational Resources (OER) that can supplement a district’s licensed publisher curriculum.
5 Simple Steps to Using Learning Explorer’s Platform Like a Pro
1. Planning Templates & Strategies
Learning Explorer provides collections of planning templates, along with hundreds of thousands of reviews to open educational resources for teachers to access and filter through. You will find everything you need in order to plan out a remote learning schedule.
Check out these example collections we’ve put together. Use the password EXPLORE for each one:
- Remote Teaching Strategies for Primary Students
- Remote Teaching Strategies for Upper Elementary & Middle School Students
- Remote Teaching Strategies for High School Students
- Planning Template for PreK-K Students
- Planning Template for 1st-2nd Grade Students
- Planning Template for 3rd-5th Grade Students
- Planning Template for Middle School Students
Interactives are a wonderful way to get students engaged and involved in their remote learning. You can find digital interactives in all subject areas ranging from science labs to historical timelines to graphing tools.
Include interactives in your collections to offer students a “hands-on” learning experience.
3. Printable Resources
We know that for many students, having resources that are printed are a must. Learning Explorer provides thousands of resource options for teachers to print and send home, or even assign directly to Google Classroom.
4. Personalized Learning
As students work remotely, personalized learning is more important than ever. Having access to a variety of standards-based resources is critical. With Learning Explorer, you can build personalized learning collections around topics, themes, and lessons that tailor to students’ interests and abilities as they meet standards. Differentiated collections can be shared to students and parents with a password-protected player link, or assigned through Google Classroom for simple access.
5. Quality Control
Providing access to high-quality instructional materials is key when it comes to sorting through all the available “no-tech” and digital content out there. Learning Explorer allows teachers to quickly find vetted resources through keyword searches and filters that categorize grade levels, subjects, standards, resource types, accessibility and more.
Above all else, take the time to own your Learning Explorer experience. With so many ways to search and discover new content, we know your adventurous attitude will come in handy!
Interested in how Learning Explorer can streamline remote learning in your school/district?
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Learning Explorer Teacher Ambassador, Jen Gibson is the Co-Founder of BUOY and provides strategic education planning for K-12 districts.