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4 Practices for Building Civic Engagement in Today's Classroom

Today's teachers know that civic education has taken a backseat for decades due to the increasing demands on instructional time, which has had enormous consequences. How do teachers ensure students have access to quality civic education? Here are four practices for building civic engagement, found embedded within iCivics Readers, that you can use in your classroom right now.

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How to Make After School Programs Engaging in Today’s Classroom

Since After School programs can look different and are able to support all students with a range of environments and instructional programs, after school programs can be designed to meet the range of needs in engaging and relevant ways. Students can be provided with rich and complex instruction, encouraged to solve problems, and consider difficult content, learning vocabulary and new content to support their daily instruction.

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Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

By: Dr. Almitra BerryPosted 03/12/21
Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

When schools closed beginning in March 2020, most systems struggled to implement remote learning. Schools, educators, learners, and parents just weren't prepared for that. Which is why academic equity has become a focus of schools across the nation.

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Six Effective Speaking Strategies for English Learners in Virtual Instruction

Instruction has not looked the same since schools closed their physical classrooms in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators across the United States have worked tirelessly since that time to reach and teach all students. English learners have particular educational needs.

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How to Identify, Reverse, and Prevent Learning Loss with School-Wide Strategies

Learning loss, whether it stems from summer break, covid-19, self-esteem, or environmental factors is something that we as educators have faced for a very long time. This blog will present practical and easily applicable strategies that your entire school can use to identify, reverse, and prevent learning loss to help close the learning gaps that our students have sustained.

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Building Vocabulary with Word Roots Builds Reading Comprehension – Part 2

Moving from classroom Language Arts teacher to K-5 District ELA Specialist my first order of business was to gauge where we were with reading scores when compared to the rest of the state. We fell well below the state average in Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, and Language subtests.

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