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Getting Through

Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.

Getting Through

Home Series Getting Through
Getting Smart has launched the Getting Through series to support educators, leaders and families on the path forward during such an uncertain time. This series will provide resources and inspiration as we face long term school closures, new learning environments, and address equity and access from a new lens. Whether you are just getting started with distance or online learning, or you’ve had plans in place and have the opportunity to share your work and guidance with others, there is a place for your voice and an opportunity to learn.

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Asaf Bitton and Beth Rabbitt on the State of Health and the Parabola Project

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark sits down with Asaf Bitton of Ariadne Labs and Beth Rabbitt of The Learning Accelerator to discuss The Parabola Project, an initiative to support education leaders by providing tools and strategies for minimizing health risks and maximizing learning.

Five Principles to Help Provide Our School Communities With the Communications They Deserve

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The team at Brooklyn LAB unpacks five key principles for effectively and empathetically communicating with communities.

Why History Is the Most Important Class Next School Year

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By: Fernande Raine. In this year of an election and global turmoil, perhaps the most important subject of all is the one that is most in need of a radical reimagination: the subject of history.

How Students are Strengthening Life Skills During School Closures

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By: Holly Wright. Educators across the country are doing all they can to ensure students are supported socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. During this unconventional school year, we have an opportunity to strengthen and foster critical skills students will need in and beyond the classroom.

Focusing on Feedback: A Conversation with Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn About Supporting Educators During Distanced Teaching

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By: Adam Geller. Educational coaches and co-authors Amy Tepper and Patrick Flynn share their expertise on organizational change and the feedback process.

6 Questions To Ask for Protecting Student Data in Distance Learning

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Tech and security decision makers working to protect schools should ask six main questions to diagnose their organizations’ readiness to move instruction online, identify gaps, and find solutions to their most pressing issues in student data security.

Myth of the Ideal Classroom

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By: Sarah Pazur. Instead of idealizing the face-to-face classroom at the expense of education’s advancement into the 21st century, it’s time to confront our biases and maximize the opportunities that online learning can provide.

Getting Clearer: What is Complexity?

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Our shared challenges and opportunities are getting more complex than ever before. How do we prepare learners for complex problem-solving?

Arguing for Agency: One Student-led Classroom Debate at a Time

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At LAB, they are applying an argument-centered approach to crucial issues in their students’ lives in order to educate and empower them.

Supporting English Language Learners in Math During Distance Learning

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By: Liz Ramirez. How can teachers support students who are gaining proficiency with English during distance learning? To enhance access for ELLs, it is important to create an environment that supports both receptive and expressive language functions.

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