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10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

It is time to move forward in education. As we do this, we want to examine the research and apply it to what we are doing in schools now. There are right and wrong ways to work with our students and help them learn. As we do this, we have to remember that we start from where students are — not where we WISH they were. We must be grounded in reality and equip ourselves with the knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and how we can best help kids move forward. Register for this webinar on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 pm eastern; we will be discussing ten ways to move forward with learning in schools.

This post will share the ten trends that we'll be covering and some information on our speakers. I'll be moderating and asking the questions that I hope will help you win as you return to school with your students.

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Advancement Courses sponsors this webinar.  Remember to use the code COOL20 for 20% off a course with Advancement Courses. I'll be taking a course with them this summer for my PD.

Outline of the 10 Ways to Move Forward

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps, SEL, and Practical Tips to Take Your Classroom Further Post-Pandemic

We'll be talking about some essential things that we need to consider as we return to school now and in the fall:

  1. What Skills Should We Emphasize?
  2. How Do We Leverage Pre-Assessment Skills Meaningfully? (and what do we do about students who ghosted?)
  3. How Can We Have Realistic Thinking Not Deficit Thinking?
  4. How Do We Help the Kids Who Excelled in Distance Learning?
  5. How Do We Relate to Standardized Tests?
  6. How Do We Narrow Learning Gaps?
  7. What Trauma-Informed Learning Concepts Should Every Teacher Know?
  8. How Do We Cope with Ongoing Stress?
  9. How Do We Prioritize Mental Health? What Does Every Teacher Need To Know About Student Depression?
  10. Where Does Technology Go From Here (And What About Those Who Are Tired of Tech?)

Like last year, the presenters and I sat down and discussed the most important topics that teachers seem to be talking about and compiled them into the presentation. Our goal is to be relevant, helpful, and current.

Why Now?

Last year, when the world shut down for learning, these presenters and I worked together for a presentation: 10 Essential Best Practices for Online Learning. Like last time, bookmark this web page as I'll add the YouTube video to this blog post after we record the session.

10 Ways to Move Forward – Webinar Overview

This webinar includes Vicki Davis and two top course designers from Advancement Courses. These four successful distance course designers for both K12 and teachers will share ten essential online learning best practices. In this session, we’ll share where we are now, emotional trauma and learning, how effective distance learning compares to face-to-face learning, how to take your class online, accessibility and equity, assessment, and project-based learning. Join us.


Dawn Stansbury

Instructional Designer @Advancement Courses
Dawn Stansbury is an Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in Iowa. As an educational leader, Dawn is passionate about providing educational opportunities to students and educators alike. Through Advancement Courses, she is proud to provide valuable resources to the world of education.

Danielle Strohmeyer

Instructional Designer @Advancement Courses
Danielle Strohmeyer is an instructional designer for Advancement Courses. She develops courses that support educators' professional growth needs across the country and specializes in recertification and helping teachers advance in their careers. As the former primary and middle school assistant principal of an international school, she cultivated a staff of educators worldwide. She led the design of ELA, social studies, and SEL curricula to support learners of all abilities. She received her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Ball State University. Over the course of her career, she has appeared in multiple publications for groups such as the Shanghai Institute for International Curriculum Research.

Vicki Davis – yes! I'll be there

I took this picture last month in my classroom. I'm so glad that we're pulling through and moving ahead. Sure, there are many things to improve but I'm here and I hope there are many of you who are looking for ideas about how to move forward so we can all plan and discuss what is next.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this following the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Lily April 22, 2021 - 3:48 pm

Thank you for your post! It really got me thinking about ways post pandemic school will function and what we need to focus on for our students!


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