Tool for Evaluating Capabilities of Curricula for Remote Learning
Materials provide the foundation for student learning and become even more critical when students are learning at home with remote instruction and support from teachers. EdReports’ Instructional Materials during Remote Learning: Reflection and Planning Tool guides district leaders to consider the context of, and interaction between, three critical elements: instructional materials, the school system, and the community. The tool is comprised of four sections: (1) High Quality Instructional Materials (with templates for English language arts, mathematics, and science); (2) School System Landscape; (3) Community Experience; and (4) Putting it all together and preparing for next school year. The organization plans to update every set of materials that it has rated as standards-aligned with new information about how students and teachers can use the materials when buildings are closed: whether lessons are available online, for example, or whether assignments are designed so that students can work independently. Also included are notes on the technological capabilities of materials, such as accessibility features for students with disabilities, and compatibility with different systems and browsers.
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