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The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12
Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting



June 2020 | 208 pages | Corwin

Effective teaching is effective teaching, no matter where it occurs

The pandemic teaching of mid-2020 was not really distance learning, but rather crisis teaching. But starting now, teachers have the opportunity to prepare for distance learning with purpose and intent—using what works best to accelerate students’ learning all the while maintaining an indelible focus on equity.

Harnessing the insights and experience of renowned educators Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie, The Distance Learning Playbook applies the wisdom and evidence of VISIBLE LEARNING® research to understand what works best with distance learning. Spanning topics from teacher-student relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, instructional design, assessments, and grading, this comprehensive playbook details the research- and evidence-based strategies teachers can mobilize to deliver high- impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment.

This powerful guide includes:

  • Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for each module to track your own learning and model evidence-based teacher practices for meaningful learning
  • A diversity of instructional approaches, including direct instruction, peer learning, and independent work that foster student self-regulation and move learning to deep and transfer levels
  • Discussion of equity challenges associated with distance learning, along with examples of how teachers can work to ensure that equity gains that have been realized are not lost.
  • Special guidance for teachers of young children who are learning from a distance
  • Videos of the authors and teachers discussing a wide variety of distance learning topics
  • Space to write and reflect on current practices and plan future instruction

The Distance Learning Playbook is the essential hands-on guide to preparing and delivering distance learning experiences that are truly effective and impactful.

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List of Videos
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
A Visible Learning Primer

 
Visible Learning and Distance Learning

 
A Question of Equity

 
 
Module 1: Take Care of Yourself
Learning Intentions

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 2: The First Days of School
Learning Intentions

 
Develop a Classroom Management Plan for Distance Learning

 
Establish Norms

 
Link Norms to Class Agreements

 
Identify Expectations for Synchronous Distance Learning

 
Develop and Teach Organizational and Procedural Routines

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Design a Considerate Website

 
Your First Distance Classes

 
Learn Students’ Interests

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 3: Teacher—Student Relationships From a Distance
Learning Intentions

 
Characteristics of Teacher–Student Relationships

 
Judgment and Will, Not Just Knowledge and Ability

 
Peer-to-Peer Relationships Are Influenced, Too

 
A “Chilly” Classroom

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Reaching the Hard to Teach

 
Increase Your Touchpoints With All Students

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 4: Teacher Credibility at a Distance
Learning Intentions

 
Teacher Credibility Defined

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 5: Teacher Clarity at a Distance
Learning Intentions

 
Start With the Standards

 
Create a Flow of Lessons: Unit Planning

 
Create Learning Intentions

 
Identify Success Criteria

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Find the Relevance

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 6: Engaging Tasks
Learning Intentions

 
Think Functions of Engagement, Not Just Tools

 
Set the Conditions for Engagement and Learning

 
Select the Tools That Meet These Functions and Conditions

 
Design Tasks With Engagement in Mind

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Design a Considerate Schedule to Promote Engagement

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 7: Planning Instructional Units for Distance Learning
Learning Intentions

 
Demonstrating

 
Collaborating

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Coaching and Facilitating

 
Practicing

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 8: Feedback, Assessment, and Grading
Learning Intentions

 
Feedback to Students

 
The Socioemotional Links to Feedback

 
A View From the Early Years

 
Feedback at a Distance

 
Formative Evaluation

 
Summative Evaluations

 
Competency-Based Grading

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Module 9: Learning, Distance or Otherwise
Learning Intentions

 
Learning From Other Crises

 
Use Crisis Learning to Make Schools Better

 
Make Learning Better for Students

 
Make Learning Better for Teachers

 
Conclusion

 
Success Criteria

 
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index

The book provides instructional strategies that will help prepare teacher candidates to the entering classrooms impacted by the pandemic currently and those in the future.

Dr Elliott Johnson
Education Dept, Luther College
September 30, 2020

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