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Accelerated Learning Resources
The Michigan Department of Education is providing the following resources for districts to use when designing accelerated learning resources that best meet the unique needs of districts and buildings.
The 2021 Summer Learning & Enrichment: State Guidance for District and School Leaders offers state education agencies (SEA) practical guidance, which they can adapt and share with their local education agencies (LEA) as they plan for summer 2021 learning opportunities to meet the most pressing needs of students and teachers in this uniquely challenging school year. While this guide is intended for use by SEA, much of the information is helpful for LEA leaders while considering moving forward with planning Summer Learning and Enrichment programs. The resources and considerations in this document are based on leading research and evidence-based, best practices for summer learning and closing learning gaps. It also includes guidance on how to use ESSER funding to integrate school and community resources to create innovative summer learning programs.
The American Association of School Administrators and Learning Policy Institute webinar series includes links to recorded webinars to assist with district learning. Webinar topics include:
- Strategies for Whole Child Summer Learning and Beyond
- High-Quality Tutoring Strategies
- Best Practices for Expanded Learning Time
- Using Assessments to Determine Student Needs
- Equity-Centered Strategies to Support Students
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association (NGA) analyzed emerging state efforts to accelerate student learning this summer and during the 2021-22 school year. Reviewed were available state plans, websites, media reports and gubernatorial State of the State addresses for most states. Because each state is at different stages in their planning, in many cases, the documents reviewed were initial drafts, plan outlines (with specifics still being developed) or the first in a series of resources being developed.
Many state educational agencies are also promoting accelerating student learning. The Kentucky Department of Education has created this guidance which focuses on evidence-based strategies for accelerating student learning through summer learning programs and during the academic school year.
EdResearch for Recovery has created a series of design principles to assist districts with planning High-Dosage Tutoring Programs for students.
NIET is releasing a suite of free resources and tools to support educators in accelerating student learning and increasing momentum going into the 2021-22 school year.