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Crafting Standards-Based K–5 English Language Arts Lessons from Texts at Hand

Jul 27, 2020

Covid-19 has disrupted K–12 curriculum. Whether you are a teacher adapting lessons to online instruction or a homeschooling parent, you may be struggling to provide your K–5 students with the appropriate texts to teach grade-level Common Core State Standards skills in English language arts (ELA). Here’s good news: just about any available text, from an informational article to a favorite picture book, can be used to teach and practice most of the skills.

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Resources for Integrating Anti-racism in Course Development

Jul 17, 2020

When you’re sitting down to develop a course or write a textbook, how can you minimize unconscious bias in your content and design? SRM editors and learning experience designers shared their go-to sources to help think about racism and other biases in content development.

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Moving a Class Online Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Community

Jun 10, 2020

When faculty transitioned their courses online this spring, they already had met their students face-to-face, and students had had opportunities to connect with one another. Their communities were established before the courses went online. But this won’t be the case for most classes this summer and fall. The big question on everyone’s mind is: How do we create a sense of community online?

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Shifting to a Digital Teaching Model? Here’s Some Advice.

May 26, 2020

The transition to a digital teaching environment is a great opportunity to be reminded of a simple fact: You don’t have to do this alone. Instructional designers, instructional technologists, and peers with advanced remote and online teaching experience are assets who should be leveraged. In addition, there are opportunities for your institution to partner with companies, such as Six Red Marbles, that have experience designing digital learning content and online courses and programs that enable institutions to support learning across the lifespan. Such partnerships are crucial in preparing faculty to offer engaging digital learning experiences to students.

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