Remote Learning Resources
Bringing the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy to life from a distance!
This page provides tools that are ready to use for teachers, administrators and coaches as they focus on research-supported instructional techniques in a remote setting.
Small Group Literacy Instruction at a Distance with Dr. Nell Duke
In this video, Dr. Nell K. Duke discusses how to provide small group literacy instruction for young children using a videoconferencing platform (Zoom). She walks through a phonics lesson focused on oi and then, more briefly, a lesson that builds knowledge about food chains and flow diagrams. The video concludes with reflections from four instructional coaches and a few final words from Dr. Duke.
Word Work at Distance with Dr. Nell Duke
In this video, Dr. Nell K. Duke discusses how to provide phonological awareness, phonics, interactive writing, and vocabulary instruction for young children at a distance. She focuses mainly on tools available free through Google. Dr. Duke includes slides, demonstrations without children, and two demonstrations with children (one of interactive writing and one of vocabulary instruction). The slides, which are not meant to stand alone but rather to be downloaded after viewing the presentation, are available for your use.
Supporting Summer Learning, Pandemic or Not
The Michigan Department of Education, with the contributions from Michigan educators at every level, has created a guidance document for educators.
Supporting Summer Learning, Pandemic or Not provides a framework for local leaders and teachers to plan and implement summer learning programs and opportunities for all students and their families. It is designed to be a companion document to the Learning at a Distance Guidance document released by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in April. The content reflects research-based best practices for summer learning aimed at mitigating potential learning loss. The document includes one major academic section to address literacy and mathematics at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and multiple ancillary sections to support other aspects of summer learning and programming.
Access to full document here: