The Center for Instructional Support at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking to celebrate and amplify the work of Massachusetts educators who created engaging opportunities for their students during remote learning this past spring. As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, we do so with the knowledge that many students and educators will return to some form of remote learning, and we believe that collectively, we can help one another. To this end, we are inviting you — teachers, coaches, administrators, advocates — to share examples of remote teaching practice that worked well this spring and summer. What helped to engage students? Advance their knowledge? Cultivate a safe and culturally responsive learning space? Build and sustain momentum for learning? We’re seeking examples in the following categories:
- Videos of remote instruction (synchronous or asynchronous).
- Lesson plans or instructional materials (e.g. packets, assignments) that facilitate student-centered learning.
- Lesson plans or instructional materials that include or address the needs of English learners and students with disabilities.
- Sample scope & sequences for hybrid and remote teaching.
- Family communication and engagement strategies that supported student learning at home.
- Other strategies/resources that we may be missing — what worked for you?
We hope to share many of these submissions in forthcoming DESE resources on remote learning as a way to both recognize excellent educators and promote effective, culturally responsive and sustaining remote teaching practices throughout the Commonwealth. If your submission is selected, we will reach out to you directly for additional information.
Samples of remote teaching should be submitted here. If you have any additional questions about this request for submissions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.