As schools get ready for a new school year, we face a great deal of uncertainty. Even in communities where schools say they will be back in business full-time, it’s clear that some percentage of families will want to stay with the social distancing for at least a while longer.
Given that, there are ideas that many prominent educators have been suggesting for years that can be particularly applicable for thinking about your curriculum and assessment for the upcoming school year.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Allison Zmuda ran a 4-part series on preparing curriculum and assessment for the new year for the site Learning Personalized. Check out the links below:
- Curriculum Choices in the Face of COVID19
- Deciding What to Cut, What to Keep and What to Create
- The Power of Self-Evaluation
- Responsive Return Strategies
Jay McTighe and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep write about how the concept of badges can guide instruction. These strategies can be just as useful in the face-to-face classroom as in a virtual learning environment:
Are there other resources that you have found useful? Please share in the comments below!