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    Top Most Used Remote Programs, Interventions and Strategies in 2020

    Distance Learning, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    Over the past 10 months, with the pandemic outbreak, education systems have shifted to virtual and quasi virtual learning. The usage of remote learning intervention, tools, programs and strategies have increased drastically across subjects for all grade levels. 

    Over the next few months we will be rounding up our top used supports in 2020.
    First up we have our most popular remote learning programs, interventions, and strategies that have been used during the 2020 year.

    3 Common Issues With Assessments During Distance Learning

    Distance Learning, MTSS Assessment Data

    Among many of the COVID-19 and remote learning struggles for educators, understanding students’ assessment data has been one of the most common challenges. Interpreting student scores from universal screeners and benchmarks, and using the data to inform instruction and support, is an essential component of any MTSS framework.

    Without this information, educators must rely solely on their own observations of students to determine who is keeping up and who is falling behind. And of course, this becomes even more of a struggle when teachers aren’t able to observe and work with their students in person.

    These types of issues will likely stick around for a while, but as long as we continue to have students learning remotely it is essential to figure out ways to work with the data and information that is available. Below are common concerns that educators have with assessment data from their remote learners and suggestions for how to address them. 

    5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

    Distance Learning, Interventions and Learning Supports' Strategies

    How Can Families Support Student Learning at Home? (ESP)

    The Branching Minds team has curated a set of 5 evidence-based strategies to support students learning at home while schools are closed. These strategies can be used across many grades and topics, and are easily supported by families so we can all work a bit “smarter not harder.”

    We have described the strategies below for teachers to incorporate into at-home assignments/packets, or for families looking for additional ways to support their children. The strategies are the following:

    Learning Supports to Lean on throughout School Closures

    Distance Learning, MTSS Practice

    We know many of you are preparing your schools, colleagues, students, and families for schools either closing for a number of weeks or shifting to remote learning environments or both. We have assembled a collection of learning supports from the Branching Minds library that could easily meet those new needs.