We at ANet are committed to supporting you and providing you with resources, not only for your students, but also for your own work. Over the past few months, the ANet team has been listening, learning and evolving alongside our partners. We know the learning loss from COVID-19 will be diﬀerent than anything we’ve seen before, and that the most marginalized students will face the biggest barriers to receiving equitable instruction. To help you move forward in your instructional planning, the free resources below reﬂect our most up-to-date tools and frameworks.
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We can help you plan for distance learning.
Whether you’re orienting to new technology, exploring new virtual learning platforms, or adjusting instructional techniques to meet new remote demands, we know it can be a lot to process! Let ANet help you assess your current distance learning needs and make adjustments to support student learning.
planning for remote learning
- [NEW] Building Blocks of Virtual Instruction
- Reﬂection and Planning Distance Learning Toolkit
- Home Learning For Students: Implementation Tips (Grades K-HS)
- Technology Video Tips #TeacherTechTuesday
- Using Virtual Platforms to Support Distance Learning
- [NEW] Supplementing the Teaching & Learning Cycle with myANet Products (2020 — 2021)
External reading on distance learning
- Illustrative Math: K-5 Distance Planner Example
- Illustrative Math: Planning Guidance for Distance Learning
- Virtual Summer Learning LEA Planning Guide (see overview here)
We can help you plan for instructional recovery.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way leaders, teachers, students, and families experience teaching and learning. As leaders plan to support teachers and students during instructional recovery, learning loss— and how to address it— is top of mind. The publications below can help you prioritize and take action in the coming year.
- 3 Principles for Assessments during Instructional Recovery and Beyond
- Assessment Planning Checklist
- 20-21 Assessment Oﬀerings
Systems and School level Guidance
- System Instructional Recovery Plan Template
- School Instructional Recovery Plan Excerpt
- Head & Heart: An Expanded Approach to Meeting Students’ Needs as Schools Reopen
- Learn about ANet 20-21 Instructional Recovery Planning Summer Workshops
- 4 Dimensions of Instructional Materials that put Students First
- 4 Dimensions of Materials Strategy: Leader Reﬂection Tool
- Literacy Recovery Framework
- Math Recovery Framework
external reading on reopening guidance
- ERS: COVID Comeback School Models
- CCSSO: Academic Guidance
- LDOE: LDOE Strong Start Instructional Materials Guidance
- EdWeek: The Socially Distanced School Day
- Johns Hopkins: The Return: How Should Education Leaders Prepare for Reentry and Beyond?
We can help you plan for professional development.
As educators, we are continuous learners. In these new times, we know we have to double down on adult learning and develop ourselves amidst this new landscape. The resources below can help you shift and propel adult learning through new virtual channels, while still focusing on valuable instructional topics.
ANet Virtual Learning Modules
Recommended Activities from our Coaches
We can help you stay in the know.
Check back here each week for a new curated list of the articles that have been gaining the attention of ANet’s team and informing the resources we provide to our partners. Looking for an article from a previous week? View all articles here.
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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED ANET WEBINARS AND COLLABORATIONS
- ANet & TNTP: Learning Acceleration Planning for Charter and District Leaders **
- ANet & TNTP: Learning Acceleration Planning for School Leaders
- 7.16 recording with access password: 8AH=4
- ANET: Four Dimensions of Instructional Materials that Put Students First (6.25)
- EdWeek & NWEA: Fall 2020—Planning a Successful Restart (6.25)
- ANET: Assessment Strategy in the Time of COVID-19 (6.16 )
- Planning for the 2020-21 School Year (5.18) Hear about how to use qualitative and quantitative data from this spring to inform your academic plans for next year.
- Building a Network Community (5.12) Hear best practices in supporting leaders, teachers, and the community, featuring a panel of DC/MD practitioners.
- TNTP: Creating Plans for Returning to School (and slide deck) (4.23) Hear principles to guide your planning for current and future instructional scenarios.
- NWEA: Covid-19 Closures and Learning Loss (4.22) Hear experts discuss this research and implications for our students, schools and districts due to summer learning loss.
ANET BLOG POSTS AND COMMUNICATION
- Resources Our Partners are Finding Helpful Right Now (3/24)
- Distance learning: New Toolkit for Education Leaders (4/15)
- Addressing Students’ Learning Loss Checklists (5/5)
- New Guidance: 3 Principles for Assessments During Instructional Recovery and Beyond (5/27)
- Taking Anti-Racist Action, Together (6/5)
- Putting Students First in Instructional Recovery (6/24)
- Assessment and Instructional Checklists ( 7/17)
- Driving Family Engagement (12/2)
- The Relationship Between Educational Equity & SEL (9/29)
We can connect you to our trusted partners.
By now, we know you have gotten dozens of lists of online resources from many diﬀerent organizations. Rather than add to the noise, we are always wading through the materials, looking for the top news to share with our partners. The organizations below are also sharing high quality materials to help advance our mission of providing equitable instruction to all students.
- [NEW] Ednovate: Q4 Virtual Mini-PDs, available on demand for student work submissions, grading & analysis.
- CASEL: A leader in social emotional learning, is oﬀering free webinars every Friday.
- AEM: A leader in accessible materials is hosting free webinars on Mondays.
- NCTM: A leader in mathematics instruction is hosting 100 free webinars to support professional learning.
- SAP: Check out this on demand free webinar that highlights reading routines in remote settings.
- NYTimes: The news giant is presenting free webinars every Wednesday to connect parents and teachers key remote learning topics.
- UF Literacy Institute: Here you will ﬁnd templates and sample lessons for teaching foundational skills virtually.
Word Work at a Distance: In this video, Dr. Nell Duke (of the University of Michigan School of Education) oﬀers ideas and recommendations on how to provide phonological awareness, phonics, interactive writing, and vocabulary instruction for young children at a distance.
- Mindful Leader: How to Take Care of Your Health and Well-Being in the Time of Coronavirus
- ASCD: 5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care
- Turnaround for Children: Recipe for Reducing Stress and Boosting Health (and new 180 podcast)
- NCTSN: Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Community Organizations and Leaders (and checklist )
- CDC: Recommendations on Managing Anxiety & Stress
other helpful resources
- Understood: Tips & updates for students and adults with learning diﬃculties and disabilities.
- TNTP: Guides for hiring, technology, and supporting students with learning diﬃculties.
- Instruction Partners: Customizable instructional materials for student care and continued learning.
- Doug Lemov: Reﬂections and examples of how great teachers are moving their instruction online.
- Ed Trust: A new podcast highlights success stories of individual districts navigating COVID.
Disclaimer: Many of these links take you to external organizations. It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with any copyright or permissions restrictions before using these materials.
This page was last updated on 1.19.21