Thoughtful Distance Learning and Remote Instruction

Prior to the pandemic, half of American schools weren't ready for hybrid or remote learning. As a result of COVID-19, educators everywhere scrambled and did a lot of on-the-job training as they began to implement remote instruction. This summer is a great time to reflect on best practices in technology and distance learning learned over the last year.

ASCD is here to help you navigate the reflection and implementation of best practices. Start with a couple of articles on distance learning and remote instruction. Watch a great webinar on technology and equitable assessment methods, stock up on some important quick resource guides on distance and blended learning and grab our book, Tasks Before Apps, a great focus on the priority of student engagement above and beyond the use of technology.

Get started right away, select the articles and resources you need for your staff now.

Quick Reference Guides

QRGDistanceLearningDistance Learning Essentials
by Monica Burns


QRGClassroomTechTipsClassroom Technology Tips
by Monica Burns

QRGPrinciplesPrinciples and Practices for Effective Blended Learning
by Kristina J. Doubet and Eric Carbaugh


QRG_IncreasingEngagement_240X240Increasing Engagement in Online Learning
by Stephanie Smith Budhai and Laura McLaughlin

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Technology in Education

Digital tools are a part of our teaching and learning DNA. With a network of educators, you can explore innovative strategies in hybrid and distance learning that focus on how you can create engaging learning environments that deliver impactful instruction and actionable assessments.


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