The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Fisher
  • Nancy Frey
  • John Hattie
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  • ISBN-10: 1071831046
  • ISBN-13: 9781071831045
  • DDC: 371.35
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The pandemic teaching of mid-2020 was not really distance learning, but rather crisis teaching. But starting now, teachers have the opportunity to prepare for distance learning with purpose and intent—using what works best to accelerate students’ learning all the while maintaining an indelible focus on equity. Harnessing the insights and experience of renowned educators, this guide applies the wisdom and evidence of VISIBLE LEARNING® research to understand what works best with distance learning. Spanning topics from teacher-student relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, instructional design, assessments, and grading, this comprehensive playbook details the research- and evidence-based strategies teachers can mobilize to deliver high- impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
What Your Colleagues Are Saying . . ..
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Videos.
1: Module 1 Take Care of Yourself.
2: Module 2 The First Days of School.
3: Module 3 Teacher-Student Relationships from a Distance.
4: Module 4 Teacher Credibility at a Distance.
5: Module 5 Teacher Clarity at a Distance.
6: Module 6 Engaging Tasks.
7: Module 7 Planning Instructional Units for Distance Learning.
8: Module 8 Feedback, Assessment, and Grading.
9: Module 9 Learning, Distance or Otherwise.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher.

Dr. Frey's monographs include:Reaching for the Common Core, Using Technology to Foster Learning for a New Century, Link to 21st Century Skills and Resources, and Connect Oral and Written Expression, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Content.