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Professional Resources for Remote Learning

Posted by admin on Mar 27, 2020 2:56:47 PM

The amount of information out there right now for educators can be a little overwhelming. Hopefully, by providing one place to find meaningful resources by trusted experts, it will make navigating these uncharted waters a little easier. 

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Here is a list of resources from our dedicated authors who have been very busy creating all types of useful ways to provide educators with anything they might need. This list will be updated frequently, so bookmark it and keep checking in to see what's new!

UPDATED 4/24/20

Free, Downloadable Samples and Video of Building Fact Fluency

New, free, downloadable samples available now on the Graham Fletcher Building Fact Fluency resource page! If you have the link saved, head over to view new video and lesson samples to get to know this exciting new resource and even practice with your students! Or sign up here to take a look
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WEBINAR: The Power of Remote Grammar Instruction with Whitney La Rocca

Join us next Thursday, 4/30 at 4 p.m. ET for a live webinar with author, Whitney La Rocca, and discover the Power of Remote Grammar Instruction! 
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Resources for Nature-Based Learning

The weather is getting warmer and your students are spending more time outdoors where they can. If you're looking for ways to suggest meaningful learning activities into their outdoor excursions, here are three Stenhouse books that are packed with nature-based learning ideas that you can use now and when you get back to school next year. 
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Free SPANISH Virtual Patterns of Power Lessons

Now available over on the Patterns of Power Facebook Community group, you can gain access to virtual Spanish Patterns of Power lessons! Join to get the lessons and how-to videos. English lessons are also available in the group.
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Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers

New Teacher's Corner Podcast! Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers, an interview with Lisa Lucas, author of Practicing Presence.
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Making the Shift to Online Teaching

New Teacher's Corner Podcast! Hear from the authors of Power Up!, Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts as they share some helpful strategies about teaching online. 
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Free Video Lesson for 3rd-Grade Readers from Trevor Bryan

Trevor A. Bryan, author of The Art of Comprehension, recently partnered with NJTV Learning Live to record a lesson for 3rd graders that will help them think deeply about art and develop strategies they can apply while reading texts to become stronger readers. 
Watch it here

Authentic Tasks to Help Students Beat Boredom

“Why do we need to learn this?” Do your teenage students ask this a lot? Stenhouse author, Martha Sevetson Rush believes that by providing relevance to your instruction through authentic, real-world tasks you'll have a better chance of getting your students engaged. 
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The Power of Independent Reading

In this well-researched white paper, Laura Robb, Gravity Goldberg, and Renee Houser explore the three common challenges to supporting readers who can and want to read, and unpack the true power of independent reading. 
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Ideas for Outdoor Learning Activities

Discover practical ideas for outdoor learning opportunities in this free chapter from the book Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning from Stenhouse author, Herb Broda. 
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UPDATED 4/10/2020

Schooled in Debate by Matthew R. Kay

Debate and deliberation skills can help students build both confidence and "fearless humility." In this Educational Leadership article, author and educator, Matthew R. Kay explains how his father's approach to "verbal sparring" informed his own teaching strategies. 

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Finding the Joy

Having trouble finding the joy? Listen to this Read, Write, Think (and Listen) with Renee podcast with Stenhouse authors, Renee Houser and Katie Egan Cunningham and discover tips on how to find the joy.

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Assessment in the Online Classroom with Rick Wormeli

NEW Teacher's Corner Podcast! Hear from Stenhouse author, Rick Wormeli talk about his thoughts on grading and assessment in the virtual classroom.

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Dear Colleague 

Regie Routman, author of Literacy Essentials, and her two granddaughters created these blank writing notebooks via our friends at The Daily CAFE—a simple idea to promote equity, choice, & real-world writing for ALL your students. Open-ended guidelines included.

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A Master Class in How to Teach K-8 Math

Learn why this MiddleWeb Resources reviewer called Marian Small's Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It a "career-long resource."

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Free Webinar with Graham Fletcher

Sign up today for this free webinar with Graham Fletcher on 4/22 at 4 p.m. ET and learn ways to facilitate 3-Act Math Tasks remotely. These rich tasks will help you connect with your students, create spaces for sharing ideas, and engage in productive math thinking from home. All registrants will receive a recording.

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Infusing Literacy Learning and Joy

Here is chapter one from Start with Joy, in which Katie Egan Cunningham provides practical ideas and insights into how to infuse your literacy instruction with the science of happiness. Hopefully, you will find it helpful in giving your students—and you—some much-needed joy.

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Free Webinar with Matthew R. Kay

Join Stenhouse author of Not Light, But Fire, Matthew R. Kay on April 15th at 4pm EST for a 90-minute FREE webinar. Discover the methods and strategies for initiating and facilitating meaningful, productive, and respectful dialogues about race.

 Register here


We Are Here to Help

Looking for some guidance during these confusing times? Gravity Goldberg, author of the Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading, and her colleagues are here to help. Read to learn about what they're planning over the next few weeks to support their fellow educators. 

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Join the Book Study

Head over to the Literacy Teacher Book Club Facebook Group and join in a discussion on the new Peter Johnston, et al. book, Engaging Literate Minds, which is about developing children's social, emotional, and intellectual lives. 

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Family Friendly Resources to Support Reading Comprehension

Stenhouse author, Trevor Bryan created these family friendly resources to support reading comprehension at home and virtually based on the ideas from his popular book, The Art of Comprehension. Check it out here!

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Teacher's Corner Podcast with Matthew R. Kay

Listen to this Teacher's Corner podcast on how to initiate and facilitate meaningful discussions about race in your classroom with author of Not Light, But Fire, Matthew R. Kay.   

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Connect on writing

Stenhouse author of Welcome to Writing Workshop, Stacey Shubitz and her colleagues over at the Two Writing Teachers have an active blog and they're always looking to connect educators around writing.  Find out what they're up to. 

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The Professor and the Principal Podcast

More resources for you to access from home from Stenhouse author of the new book Start with Joy, Katie Egan Cunningham and her husband. Check out their podcast!

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Coronavirus Teaching Support from The Classroom Bookshelf

Stenhouse author, Erika Dawes and her colleagues have been curating some of the amazing resources that schools, libraries, companies, and organizations have been making available during this time of crisis. Check them out here!

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Talking Math with Kids

Looking for some ways to keep your kids thinking about math while they're home? Check out this website from Stenhouse author, Christopher Danielson, Talking Math with Your Kids! 

Start talking math



Free Online Teaching Support Group

Mike Flynn and Sarah Bent from Mount Holyoke College have created a virtual professional learning community to support educators (PreK-16) in this transition to online education. Join this group to access to all of the free resources, attend live trainings and/or receive the recordings, and get the support you need. 
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100 Days of Free Professional Learning

NCTM to announce 100 days of free professional learning. Check in here for more details. 
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Follow #countingcollectionsathome on Twitter to get some ideas on doing math activities at home inspired by the book Choral Counting & Counting Collections!  
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Virtual Patterns of Power

Stenhouse author Whitney La Rocca has created a Virtual Patterns of Power Course that you can use with your students to continue the Patterns of Power process during quarantine. Head over to the Patterns of Power Facebook Community to access the page that explains everything and download a PDF version
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Get Online Learning Tips from the Pros

Stenhouse author, Mike Flynn and his colleagues at Mount Holyoke College have created an innovative and highly regarded online-learning system for graduate students in math education. He has also trained K-12 teachers and higher education faculty in best practices for online instruction. FInd out what guidance he has to offer in this blogpost from ASCD, Transitioning to Online Learning: Pro Tips on What You Need to Know.

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Open Middle Math at Home

If you're thinking about what you're going to be doing to keep your kids occupied, check out the Open Middle problems on They're always free and you'll find some amazing thinking happening.


Math Games Online

Here’s an engaging online game from author of the new Stenhouse book Early Childhood Math Routines, Toni Cameron and her colleagues over at Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities that will help you support the development of student reasoning in grades K-2 and beyond! 

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Meaningful Race Conversations with Matthew R. Kay

‎Listen to Stenhouse author, Matthew R. Kay on this Little Things First podcast and find out how to help create a school ecosystem for meaningful race conversations. 
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