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6 Research-Based Programs to Support Social Studies, Science and Arts for Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

For the past few weeks the Branching Minds team has been working to identify research-based supports that could help educators achieve successful remote learning, whether that be through learning packets, or digital instruction. We started off with a post on high leverage research-based programs and one on strategies that support reading and mathematics, and then another post focused on supporting students’ social emotional health. This post is geared towards supporting social studies, science and the arts. Please let us know if there are any other topics you would like the Branching Minds team to help you curate resources around—we are here to help!

5 Evidence-Based SEL Supports for Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, SEL, Social-Emotional Learning, Distance Learning

During this period of change and uncertainty, supporting students’ social-emotional learning and development, in addition to their academic learning, is critical. This is especially true for students who already struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Below are five evidence-based resources that can be used either by caregivers in the home or teachers remotely to promote key social-emotional competencies, such as self-regulation, self-awareness, social skills, and behavior management.

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

Intervention Spotlight, Maya Gat March 25, 2020 Intervention Spotlight Top

Strategies to help support students’ distance learning throughout COVID 19 school closures.

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

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

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

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

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.

Looking for a free, evidence-based, attendance intervention?

Intervention Spotlight

Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: 

Looking for a free, evidence-based, reading intervention for secondary students?

Intervention Spotlight, ELA

Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI)

Special considerations for English Language Learners within RTI/MTSS

Intervention Spotlight, RTI/MTSS, ELA

The term English Language Learners (ELLs) refers to students whose first language is not English, and encompasses both students who are just beginning to learn English (often referred to in federal legislation as "limited English proficient" or "LEP") and those who have already developed considerable proficiency. The term underscores the fact that, in addition to meeting all the academic challenges that face their monolingual peers, these students are mastering another language. Branching Minds takes students’ ELL level into account when collecting the Branching Minds Insight Survey, as well as recommending interventions and accommodations matched to their needs.