Learning Resource Library

Resources created or curated by the LTC that address essential and relevant K-12 education and technology topics.

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5 Tips for Teaching Online

Dr. Catlin Tucker provides a few suggestions for teachers new to creating online lesson activities.

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Resilient Teaching Through Times of Crisis and Change MOOC

University of Michigan’s “Resilient Teaching Through Times of Crisis and Change” massive open online course (MOOC).  The course is designed with higher education faculty, lecturers, and graduate student instructors in mind, but may also be applicable to educators in a wide variety of instructional environments. The course is aimed at participants who may be asked to rethink how they teach in the immediate or near future due to the ever-changing circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic. While the creation of this course is motivated by the current crisis, we expect it will remain relevant to instructors who are faced with disruptions and change to their teaching for any number of reasons and must quickly adapt their course designs.

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Google Global Educator YouTube Series

A Global Educator Series (YouTube playlist) of best practices and resources to provide support for educators engaged in remote learning.

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Truth for Teacher’s Podcast

Angela Watson’s podcast explores best practices and suggestions for teachers engaged in remote and hybrid learning in 2020.

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An Educator’s Resource for Distance Learning, Remote Learning, and eLearning

This resource, from Matt Miller of Ditch That Textbook, provides a wealth of ideas supporting remote learning activities.

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Wide Open School

This website, by Common Sense Education, provides a searchable database of synchronous and asynchronous remote learning activities for most grade levels and subject areas.

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Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning

Dr. Catlin Tucker discusses ways to design lesson activities for synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities.

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7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Dr. Catlin Tucker provides a number of ideas to help engage students in synchronous remote video lessons.

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Cult of Pedagogy

Jennifer Gonzalez’s Cult of Pedagogy site offers pedagogical best practices for educators and coaches through her blog, podcast, and video series.

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Student-Centered Coaching Resources by Diane Sweeney

Diane Sweeney Consulting is an educational consulting group founded by Diane Sweeney, author of several books on Student-Centered Coaching. Diane Sweeney Consulting offers a qualified team of K-12 consultants and partners with school and district coaches, principals, and district leaders to implement a data-driven and student-centered model of instructional coaching and professional development.

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A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A blog post by Eric Sheninger on a pedagogical framework for managing face-to-face and remote learners at the same time.

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Student Privacy at the U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s website to provide schools and school districts with best practices to use in their management of information about students. This site aims to assist stakeholders in protecting the privacy of students by providing official guidance on FERPA, technical best practices and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course

Google’s Distance Learning for Educators course explores how distance learning can be delivered using G Suite tools, exploring the considerations educators need to take as they set up for distance learning, ensuring learners can access learning and find it engaging and motivational.

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Connect Safely Guides

Short, clearly written guides for social media and digital citizenship.

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Parent Guides from ConnectSafely

A growing collection of clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens.

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Family Online Safety Institute

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.

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Net Smartz

NetSmartz is NCMEC’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

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Remote Learning with Microsoft Tools

Microsoft’s remote learning resource website provides support for educators and parents of students at all levels transition to remote and online learning activities.

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Remote Learning with Apple

Apple’s website provides resources supporting educators in the creation of innovative online learning lesson activities.

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