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Best Practices That Are Helping to Mitigate Learning Loss: Partner Webinar with Engage2Learn - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary Mehsikomer
31:11
Missy, many thanks for arranging these professional learning opportunities for us.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
32:28
Welcome! I'm Khechara newly landed in Providence, RI! From the great state of TEXAS! I'm thrilled to be with engage2learn & SETDA today!
Missy Greene, SETDA
34:23
Thank you to Shannon and Engage2Learn and also to Khechara Bradford! Welcome!
Heather Woolford
34:38
We miss you in Spring, Khechara!
Missy Greene, SETDA
36:22
Thank you, Albert! :)
Mary Mehsikomer
36:47
Mary Mehsikomer, Sourcewell Technology, school district service organization in St. Paul, Minnesota. I want to learn more about addressing the potential for learning loss from the pandemic and what the experts think.
Val Emrich
37:46
Looking at learning loss solutions for the upcoming spring and summer.
Monica Cougan
37:48
Monica Cougan, SETDA Partner - expectation to learn more about the organization and impact
Geoff Belleau
37:49
Geoff Belleau, California Dept of Education. Looking forward to learn so I can develop a way to share with the schools in our state
Amy Dahms
38:02
Amy Dahms, Director of C & I Antigo, WI; Most effective strategies for PK-12 learning loss recovery
Danielle Camarata
38:04
Danielle Camarata; Instructional Coach from upstate New York. Hoping to get some actionable, practical strategies to support teachers with learning loss and gaps
Constance Mie Murakami
38:37
C. Mie Murakami, CLSD State Literacy Grant Coordinator.
Esther Tokihiro
38:38
Esther Tokihiro, Office of Curriculum/Instructional Design, State of Hawaii ODE. We are all in the same place and want to learn from others how we move forward as these conversations are swirling.
Tamra Mitchell
38:55
I work for the Kansas State Department of Education and I'm on a guidance committee to support districts as they try to determine what students have and have not learned over the past year.
Val Emrich
39:44
I am so sorry - I just got called away. I am looking forward to viewing the recording. Thank you.
Danielle Camarata
41:42
Lack of consistency for students
Sarah Carter
43:00
Thank you for bringing this up Khechara. I really struggle with the focus on "learning loss." How can we leverage what students are learning to do?
Shannon Buerk, CEO engage2learn
43:06
Khechara Bradford: what are students learning during this time? Autonomy, self-regulation and independence!
Tamra Mitchell
43:34
Students seem to be losing ground in math more than in other subject areas. Also, many of the larger districts have much lower enrollment - which may mean that families just did not enroll their children for school this year.
Geoff Belleau
43:44
I am not sure we truly see the complete picture of learning loss and may never be able to completely quantify it. It is my hope that this does drive some long due changes to things like funding based on time in school vs attendance, going to real assessment as opposed to just m/c etc.
Geoff Belleau
44:22
thanks for brining up the positive of this situation...those positives should drive future change!
Heather Woolford
44:39
I agree, Geoff
Tamra Mitchell
44:54
This could be the push some districts need to move toward more personalized learning.
Danielle Camarata
44:56
Expectations for what students learned at one grade level years ago must be shifted as a result of this pandemic. This is a countrywide issue, not just in one particular place.
Mary Mehsikomer
45:14
I worry about younger students and reading, since reading is so essential to the learning process as a whole.
Danielle Camarata
45:47
Less resources for urban schools; those that need more get less
Tamra Mitchell
47:46
We are also worried about an extreme teacher shortage. We had that before COVID, but we anticipate it being worse in the next year or two. How do we accelerate learning and close the gap with fewer teachers? We will have to be more innovative.
Danielle Camarata
48:32
Social-emotional health of teachers in addition to supporting them with digital platforms; teachers have come to my office in tears and just needed someone to listen
Shannon Buerk, CEO engage2learn
49:43
Yes, @Tamra! The overwhelm for teachers is taking a toll! How can we support them while they are juggling all of these new challenges?
Shannon Buerk, CEO engage2learn
52:57
Khechara Bradford: Less is more; invest in people and capacity building as well as connecting to community.
Danielle Camarata
53:45
Sharing of expertise in digital platforms among teachers; teachers who were “afraid” to use technology have become well-versed in this new teaching. Teachers have reached out to students by doing “drive-bys” to show their commitment and love for them.
Jodi Brueggeman
53:58
Our district determined essential standards and skills needed for each subject/grade level. We have a strong PLC process with our teaching and admin staff to guide our teaching and learning practices for multiple modes of instructions (virtual, in person, blended). We have had adjusted our schedule at the beginning of the year to provide all staff with high quality professional development focusing on virtual and blended learning.
Shannon Buerk, CEO engage2learn
54:06
Khechara Bradford: Connect to learners; talk to students and ask them.
Jodi Brueggeman
54:28
Building relationships with students in a virtual setting was our number one goal.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
55:31
Yes, invest in coaching!
Mary Mehsikomer
56:59
More effort in building relationships with students and families. The schools that are doing a good job with that are having more success with attendance and engagement.
Geoff Belleau
58:53
what isn't working - simply trying to digitize same ol same ol...
Shannon Buerk, CEO engage2learn
59:05
So true, @Geoff!
Mary Mehsikomer
59:27
Delivery of special education has become very challenging. So many of these students and teachers rely on being together.
Danielle Camarata
01:00:37
AIS services have been challenging to deliver virtually
Victor Karkar
01:01:52
Engagement via remote is a universal problem. The key is inspiring students to motivate them with content or projects that align with their interests vs. forcing them to work on assignments that are more compliance-focused.
Mary Mehsikomer
01:02:44
The substitute shortage is hitting hard also. They were hard to find before COVID and now nearly impossible.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:03:47
Yes. All previous problems are exacerbated in our current environment.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:10:27
I'm so glad I came today to hear this again from the guru... now I have my weekend plans drafting the Buerk Rubric plan for PPSD!
Albert Martinez
01:11:39
https://engage2learn.org/resources/
Mary Mehsikomer
01:13:21
I think it is really hard for teachers to determine what is essential without some guidance - this is great.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:16:13
Yes, we did this activity as a curriculum team and worked with some teacher leaders. But once it's out there... it's amazing how "if you build it, they will come".... teachers take it and run with it and differentiate for their classes.
Mary Mehsikomer
01:17:18
Teachers have been inundated with resources - and now we struggle with focusing on what will really work.
Mary Mehsikomer
01:18:16
I have to run to start another webinar that I am hosting - thank you so much for sharing these ideas and providing a way for states to connect with each I'll watch the recording later.
Missy Greene, SETDA
01:18:30
Thanks, Mary!
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:19:11
Agreed. I see part of my job as a district leader is making processes easier for teachers.
Tamra Mitchell
01:20:33
When you mention standards, are you talking about Texas standards, Common Core standards?
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:20:52
All subjects.
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:21:05
CTE :-)
Albert Martinez
01:23:40
https://engage2learn.org/resources/
Esther Tokihiro
01:23:45
Hi - looking for Indipath on the App Store and it doesnʻt show as available?
Geoff Belleau
01:24:04
Thank you!
Khechara Bradford, Deputy Supt of Acad, Providence PS
01:24:24
Thank you! The work is public schools right now is an amazing challenge... I have relied on the e2l team to build capacity and bandwidth.
KIMBERLY RITTERHOUSE
01:24:30
I missed the resource link
Esther Tokihiro
01:24:39
Thank you!
Albert Martinez
01:24:44
https://engage2learn.org/resources/
Danielle Camarata
01:24:53
Thank you SO much for this webinar!
Kurt Bernhardt
01:25:07
I found it on the Apple App Store with an iPad.
Missy Greene, SETDA
01:25:11
mgreene@setda.org
Constance Mie Murakami
01:25:27
Thank you. I have another meeting.
Esther Tokihiro
01:25:39
Thank you, everyone!