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Over two years ago, the Office of Learning Instructional Strategies (OLIS) at the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce started a journey to explore high-quality instructional materials. Then, the staff studied educational coherence and discussed the implications of coherence in the classroom…
This document is based on a review of guidance and policy created by states as of April 2024. It
includes guidance from a foundational document on the issue, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning: Insights and Recommendations, from the Office of Educational…
A downloadable brochure of how the Region 8 Comprehensive Center connects state, regional, and local education leaders, teachers, and policymakers across the region to evidence-based research practitioner insights, and promising new technologies and practices.
The fourth and final session in our four-part webinar series, Getting Ready for Summer, was held on May 9, 2023, and discusses promising practices for learning acceleration. Participants review strategies for accelerating student learning during the summer and outline an approach for developing a…
The third session in our four-part webinar series, Getting Ready for Summer, was held on May 2, 2023, and focuses on strategies for creating a warm and welcoming summer learning environment. Participants explore the building blocks for a positive climate and culture, including communicating a…
The second session in our four-part webinar series, Getting Ready for Summer, was held on April 25, 2023, and focuses on effective student and family recruitment for summer learning programs. The session guides participants through activities to develop and align key recruitment messages tailored…
The first session in our four-part webinar series, Getting Ready for Summer, was held on April 18, 2023, and focuses on the essential elements of effective summer learning programs and planning. The session guides participants through activities to reflect on previous summer programming and develop…
Geometry Supports and Resources for Teachers will help math teachers and coaches unpack, understand, and use current math content and practice standards. The brief includes progressions of learning, an overview of effective instruction, and practical instructional strategies, including strategies…
How can districts and schools provide teachers more flexibility and enable more time for planning, collaboration, and professional learning? This brief provides an overview of the various types of workplace flexibility and shares three examples of districts in Indiana (Randolph Eastern School…

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Youth getting on a school bus
Author: Elizabeth EatonDate:
Classroom wisdom and recent research tells us that summer plays a special role in youth development.