Distance Learning Resources for School Leaders to Share with Teachers and District Parents
April 14th, 2020
A New Podcast for Parents, Distance Learning Educational Videos for Teachers and More
In response to COVID-19 related school closures, school districts have gone through a complete transformation. With everything turned upside down, we’re here to help. You may be aware that SuperEval is a division of PLS 3rd Learning. PLS 3rd Learning is also home to several different education driven divisions who are working hard to support teachers, parents, and students during this time. Today, we’re sharing a few resources that they’ve created that might be helpful for you and your district teachers and parents.
Distance Learning Resources for Teachers
PLS Classes offers online, on-site, and self-paced graduate courses for educators. They’ve produced an abundance of free resources including articles and videos to help support teachers in a distance learning environment.
Free Video Series: Distance Learning: Strategies for Supporting Teachers, Students, and Each Other
This five episode series is led by our friend Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers who is an expert on cultural and ethnic studies and has years of experience teaching, connecting to, and engaging with students in an online environment.
Access the Free Video Channel
- Introduction to Educational Technology
- Tips for Effective Online Teaching and Learning
- Creating an Engaging Online Course Experience
- Developing Healthy Work Habits and Classroom Management from Home
- Juggling Personal, Professional and Instructional Responsibilities
PLS Classes also offers an abundance of distance learning articles and support for educators on their blog.
Distance Learning Resources for Parents
Free Podcast Series: Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures
In response to school closings across the U.S. and internationally, our partner Steve Barkley has recently launched a new podcast series entitled Parent Well-Being and Student Learning During School Closures. For over thirty years, Steve Barkley has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century.
In response to the new podcasts, one listener writes:
“Though I’m an experienced teacher and education consultant myself who follows and shares research, I picked up a lot of practical tips as a parent. I like how the podcast is personalized with your own examples, and connects with parents by inviting them to reflect on their own learning so that they can advise and empathize with the child… Thanks again for this helpful share out. Has real utility value.”
We hope you find these resources helpful. Please pass along to your teachers and colleagues. And if there is anything we can do to help you through this unprecedented time, please reach out to us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.