This toolkit helps schools support children’s literacy growth in remote or blended learning environments.

You will learn:

  • Features of remote literacy learning.
  • Roles that schools play.
  • Tips for planning and implementing remote literacy learning.

This toolkit includes:

  • Overview Video & Resources
  • An Online Tutorial
  • Tools & Infographics for Educators

Overview of Remote Literacy Learning

Remote literacy learning is a collaboration among schools, families, and students. Watch this brief overview video and explore the related resources for a quick introduction to the features of remote literacy learning.

What is Remote Literacy Learning? What should it include? What are important considerations for students with reading disabilities? Learn the answer to these and other questions about Remote Literacy Learning in five minutes!

Schools and Families As Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

Remote literacy learning is a collaboration among schools, families, and students.

Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Remote Learning
PBIS Center

This guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework, like positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), to restart classrooms and schools in a manner that all students, families, and educators are supported effectively, efficiently, and relevantly.

Topic: Remote Learning, General Literacy

The Joan Gantz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop


Teachers can use this resource for tips and strategies on how to improve their students' learning.

Topic: Partnerships, Remote Learning

REL Central

This handout presents strategies for bridging the digital divide during remote learning.

Topic: Partnerships, Remote Learning

PowerUp What Works

Read about strategies for testing interventions and supplemental activities to engage students with different needs.

Topic: Remote Learning

PowerUp What Works

Learn how technology tools can support struggling students and those with learning disabilities in acquiring background knowledge and vocabulary, improving their reading comprehension, and making connections between reading and writing.

Topic: Remote Learning, Reading Disabilities

EdResearch for Recovery

This brief is one in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students with disabilities during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Topic: Remote Learning

Online Tutorial

Build your knowledge and advance your skills. Gain the strategies you need to deliver remote instruction.

In this tutorial you will learn how to plan, communicate, and prepare for remote learning. How to set up an effective learning environment and prioritize content to make learning equitable. You will also learn more about instructional content and engagement.

Schools as Partners in Remote Literacy Learning

Explore these resources, tips, and tools to learn how to plan, communicate, and prepare for remote learning. Find materials that work best for your classroom.

Remote Literacy Learning: Schools as Partners

Remote literacy learning includes a mixture of literacy learning experiences that are teacher-led, family-led, and student-led. It is a collaboration among schools, families, and students. Schools play an important role in providing families and students support.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Remote Learning

Get Ready!

It’s important to plan carefully, communicate frequently with families and students, and prepare everyone for the technologies of literacy learning. Use these resources to learn more about designing instruction and creating effective learning environments for remote literacy.

Remote Literacy Learning: Creative Ways to Engage Students

Create a positive learning environment for students during remote learning with these ideas for creating a safe space and community.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Remote Learning
REL Central

Strategies to Support Learning Along a Continuum of internet access

Topic: Remote Learning

Michigan's Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center and the Center on PBIS

This webinar with Dr. Anita Archer. In this webinar, Dr. Anita Archer teaches high leverage instructional practices for in-person and remote learning. Consistent with an explicit instruction approach, Dr. Archer demonstrates each practice, actively engages her audience, and sets educators up to successfully pivot their effective instructional practices into the current content.

Topic: Remote Learning, Professional Development

Global Family Research Project

Family engagement professionals become first responders, and develop creative ways to connect with students and parents

Topic: Remote Learning, Partnerships

Center on PBIS

This practice brief shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. With a few adaptations, teachers can use a PBIS framework to make remote learning safe, predictable, and positive.

Topic: Remote Learning, Professional Development

Center on PBIS

Educators can download this template and create their own plan to implement PBIS in their classroom.

Topic: Remote Learning

Center on PBIS

This webinar highlights critical practices to create positive, predictable, and safe learning environments for all students.

Topic: Remote Learning

Center on PBIS

A routine to start class or the day with a positive interaction. It can include greeting students by name, shaking a student's hand, asking a short question, or making a friendly comment that communicates they are welcome.

Topic: Remote Learning

Get Set!

It is critical to provide all families and students with equitable remote literacy learning opportunities. Use these resources to learn how to prioritize instruction that addresses learning goals and makes learning accessible for all students.

TNTP

This document provides general guidance for supporting distance learning and MLLs/ELLs.

Topic: Remote Learning, General Literacy

TNTP

This document provides general guidance for supporting distance learning and MLLs/ELLs.

Topic: Remote Learning, General Literacy

The National Center on Intensive Interventions

This video provides an example of how an educator can implement one of the NCII sample reading lessons to extend practice for a student virtually.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities, Remote Learning

National Center on Intensive Interventions

Find out more about the Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity which includes seven dimensions (strength, dosage, alignment, attention to transfer, comprehensiveness, behavioral or academic support, and individualization).

Topic: Remote Learning, Interventions

National Center on Intensive Interventions

NCII provides a series of reading lessons to support special education instructors, reading interventionists, and others working with students who struggle with reading. These lessons, adapted with permission from the Florida Center for Reading Research and Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, address key reading and prereading skills

Topic: Remote Learning, Interventions

Understood.org

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) gives all students an equal opportunity to succeed.
This approach to teaching and learning offers flexibility in the ways students access material and show what they know.
UDL also looks for different ways to keep students motivated.

Topic: Remote Learning

CAST

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Topic: Remote Learning

Reading Rockets

Learn more about how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers options for how information is presented, how students respond or demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and how students are engaged in learning.

Topic: Remote Learning

Web Accessibility Initiative

This page introduces some of the web accessibility requirements for websites, web applications, browsers, and other tools. It provides references to the international standards from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Topic: Remote Learning

Web Accessibility In Mind

Use this color contrast checker to test for accessibility of your web pages and documents.

Topic: Remote Learning

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

This page is meant to be your entry point into the creation of accessible content with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs. You will learn about five practices that can have a significant impact on the learner experience for all students, especially those who rely on assistive technology for their access to the curriculum.

Topic: Remote Learning

Student Achievement Partners

These documents name instructional content priorities in mathematics (K-8, high school) and ELA/literacy (K–12). These were developed for the 2020-21 academic year in response to the disruption of the global pandemic of COVID-19.* They provide guidance for the field about the content priorities by leveraging the structure and emphases of college- and career-ready mathematics and ELA/literacy standards.

Topic: Remote Learning

National Center on Intensive Interventions

This resource developed by Sarah Thorud, Elementary Reading Specialist €‹from Clatskanie School District in Oregon focuses on implementing screening and progress monitoring virtually. It includes guiding questions and considerations for implementation, video examples, and a sample sign-up sheet for screening and progress monitoring students virtually.

Topic: Remote Learning, Screening

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

Implementation Data: Observation tool to be used in collecting data about Tier 1 instruction. Can be used in conducting an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education.

Topic: Remote Learning

Go!

The most successful online learning experiences include interactive instruction and encouraging student choice. Use these resources to learn how to provide opportunities for active engagement and participation during in-person, remote, or hybrid learning.

In this recorded webinar, NCIL Staff will:

  • Present a brief overview of research on student learning loss,
  • Describe how multi-tiered systems of support in early reading can be used to address learning loss, now, in the transition back to school, and beyond.
  • Share evidence-based practices for delivering reading instruction and intervention for use in remote and hybrid settings and to support a successful transition back to school, and…
  • Illustrate what these practices look like in action.
National Center on Intensive Interventions

This guide was developed by Melanie Kowalick, MTSS Curriculum Specialist in Wichita Falls Independent School District, during the spring of 2020 as part of an NCII community of practice focused on virtual intervention delivery.

Topic: Remote Learning, Interventions

FCRR

These activities are designed for students to practice, demonstrate, and extend their learning of what has already been taught, sometimes with teacher assistance and sometimes independently. Students can complete the activities in small groups, pairs, or individually.

Topic: Remote Learning, Beginning Reading

University of Florida Literacy Institute

Video of student response practice during remote learning.

Topic: Remote Learning

Office of Special Education Programs

This brief presents practices and resources that educators of children and youth with disabilities can use to support students' continuity of learning during school building closures.

Topic: Reading Disabilities, Evidence-based, Remote Learning

The National Center on Intensive Interventions

This resources accompanies the NCII video demonstrations of sample instruction and provides helpful tips for educators when using the lesson plans in a virtual environment.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities, Remote Learning

The National Center on Intensive Interventions

This video provides an example of how an educator can implement one of the NCII sample reading lessons to extend practice for a student virtually.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities, Remote Learning

UFLI

Elementary teachers can use this website to explore new ways to teach foundational reading skills using technology.

Topic: Remote Learning, Beginning Reading, Writing


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