Distance Teaching Resources

Supporting District-Created Asynchronous Learning

Use the resources below if you are supporting children with district/school provided at-home learning plans.

Supporting Teacher-Led Asynchronous or Synchronous Learning

Use the resources below if you are planning lessons and/or delivering lessons prepared for children via recorded videos or live instruction.

Independent
Professional Development

Use these resources to examine an Area of Literacy Instruction to enhance your teaching and content knowledge.

Supporting District-Created Asynchronous Learning

Use the resources below if teachers are supporting children with district/school provided at-home learning plans.

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Quality Online Resources for Distance Learning

Access this resource, Quality Online Resources for Distance Learning, as a tool for providing teachers with an overview of online resources for at-home learning. This resource helps to synthesize the information out there and give teachers ideas for sites they may direct children to. If the district has already provided learning guides, this may not be as applicable or could be used for additional, supplementary resources.

A list of helpful and freely available resources for planning learning activities for children.

The Teacher’s Role in Supporting Asynchronous
Literacy Learning

Explore this resource, The Teacher’s Role in Supporting Asynchronous Literacy Learning, a tool that will help you to support teachers who are checking in on how learning is going at home, assessing the learning that is happening, and differentiating learning experiences through their check-ins with children. This resource can also be shared directly with teachers (it’s a teacher-facing document). Skim content of the document together with your supervisor to see whether it’s relevant for a particular situation in supporting teachers.

Outlines ways in which teachers can check in on learning that is going on at home in the categories of social-emotional, reading, writing, foundational skills, and content area learning. Use this to help teachers plan how they can assess and differentiate learning support for children.

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Individual Child Check-in Template

If the resource below is useful to coaches/teacher, you can use this Individual Child Check-in Template to record notes from their check-ins with children. Teachers can record how the child is doing and what they did to support them.
A template for recording check-in notes with individual children. Use this to plan how you will check in with children on their learning at home, offer individualized support, and record progress and next steps.

Three Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning

Explore this resource, Three Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning, which would be especially helpful for teachers who need additional support in their adjustment to this new teaching environment. This information is helpful in any scenario and with any teacher, to help validate their emotions and level-set expectations for their new “job descriptions.” It is a resource that can be shared with teachers.

Focused on a teacher’s social- emotional health, this resource gives information about how to keep children at the center, manage expectations, and support and stay connected to colleagues and families. Use this to provide teachers will helpful tips for engaging in distance learning support.

Supporting Teacher-Led Asynchronous or Synchronous Learning

Use the resources below if teachers are planning lessons and/or delivering lessons prepared for children via recorded videos or live instruction.

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Effective Practices in Planning for Distance
Literacy Learning

Use the Effective Practices in Planning for Distance Literacy Learning, built from our DELTA, as a guide for you to focus in on relevant effective practices for planning lessons in your coaching with teachers. You can share and highlight these effective practices with teachers, both during planning and while reflecting on lessons. This document can be shared with teachers.

Details effective practices in planning for distance learning. Includes familiar descriptors from the DELTA along with descriptors that are new and specific to the distance learning environment. Use this to provide an overview to teachers of effective distance planning descriptors.

Quality Online Resources for Distance Learning

Explore this resource, Quality Online Resources for Distance Learning, as a tool for providing teachers with an overview of online resources for at-home learning. This resource helps to synthesize the information out there and give teachers ideas for sites they may direct children too. This will be useful if teachers are looking for sites and activities to include as independent activities in the lessons they are planning.

A list of helpful and freely available resources for planning learning activities for children.

Three Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning

Explore this resource, Three Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning, which would be especially helpful for teachers who need additional support in their adjustment to this new teaching environment. This information is helpful in any scenario and with any teacher, to help validate their emotions and level-set expectations for their new “job descriptions.” It is a resource that can be shared with teachers.

Focused on a teacher’s social- emotional health, this resource gives information about how to keep children at the center, manage expectations, and support and stay connected to colleagues and families. Use this to provide teachers will helpful tips for engaging in distance learning support.

Independent Professional Development

Use these resources to examine an Area of Literacy Instruction and enhance your teaching and content knowledge.

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ALI Learning Pathway

Learn the purpose, preparation, and steps in an ALI Learning Pathway that you would take with teachers using the resource ALI Learning Pathway.

For teachers who either are only engaging in coaching for their own PD or have more time and interest in coaching, use this pathway to extend discussions about the content of the children’s learning/lesson plans by going down this “learning pathway.” Use this resource to plan coaching sessions to deepen teachers’ knowledge of an Area of Literacy Instruction connected to children’s learning (Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, or Comprehension).

Three Tips for a Successful Transition to
Distance Learning

Explore this resource, Three Tips for a Successful Transition to Distance Learning, which would be especially helpful for teachers who need additional support in their adjustment to this new teaching environment. This information is helpful in any scenario and with any teacher, to help validate their emotions and level-set expectations for their new “job descriptions.” It is a resource that can be shared with teachers.

Focused on a teacher’s social- emotional health, this resource gives information about how to keep children at the center, manage expectations, and support and stay connected to colleagues and families. Use this to provide teachers will helpful tips for engaging in distance learning support.