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Making Remote Learning Easier and Engaging

  • April 6, 2020

Many educators across the country are navigating a huge challenge: how to keep students learning while away from school during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Juliana Worrell notes in an op-ed for The 74, we created a remote learning platform that we believe will keep K-8 students learning until we’re able to return to classrooms. We also made it free and open to the public.

One of the biggest strategies was teacher time. Rather than having all teachers teach students, we pivoted to have select teachers record lessons for a targeted subject and grade group. For example, this meant that hundreds of fourth grade students across Uncommon’s network would watch a video lesson on literacy by Mr. Acosta. This allows 300 other fourth grade teachers to focus on providing individual support to students via small video conferences or one-on-one over the phone.

Read more on T74 about how Uncommon Schools is making remote K-8 learning work for all students.

Juliana Worrell is Chief Schools Officer, K-8 at Uncommon Schools.