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Kristen Thorson is a Getting Smart Columnist. She is known for her experience as a teacher, interventionist, and curriculum and assessment developer. Connect with her on twitter: @kristenthorson
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Engaging Families During Distance Learning

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. The pandemic has disrupted many of the traditional opportunities to connect and engage with families. Erin and Kristen provide ways educators can connect through distance learning.
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Building School and Classroom Community During Distance Learning

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Though these current times and circumstances, leaders must use nontraditional approaches and create possibilities to connect with students deeper through distance learning.

Lessons from the Spring: Tips to Inform Future Distance Learning

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With dramatic shifts to learning circumstances, educators are working to translate the physical classroom to the virtual environment. Erin and Kristen share lessons inform practices for any future distance learning.

A Reflection: Many Best Practices Transcend School Walls

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With the move to remote learning, many best practices in education transcend the migration of the physical classroom to the virtual environment.

Resources to Supplement and Enhance Distance Learning in the Elementary Grades

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. In response to the transition to online learning, many individuals, organizations, and institutions are making distance learning resources and opportunities available for pre-school to elementary age students.

Voices from the Field: Insights into the Future of Learning

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In the third article of a three-part series on educational perspectives, Erin and Kristen compiled and analyzed responses pertaining to the future of learning.

Engaging Families in Distance Learning: Supporting from Afar

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A guide for educators and families seeking to make a smooth transition to distance learning in the wake of coronavirus-forced school closures.

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