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April 4, 2020

Join REL Midwest On April 8 For A Webinar: Research-Based Resources, Considerations, And Strategies For Remote Learning

More up-coming webinars.

REL Midwest Webinar: Research-Based Resources, Considerations, and Strategies for Remote Learning
Register here: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/events/2020/april-8.aspx

On Wednesday, April 8, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest will host a 60-minute webinar on research-based resources and strategies available for educators teaching in a remote setting.

The webinar will feature experts in the field from REL Midwest and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Melissa Rasberry, senior technical assistance consultant from AIR, will guide a review of key considerations in moving students to remote learning. Fausto Lopez, senior technical assistance consultant from REL Midwest, will describe proven strategies to foster social and emotional learning in a remote environment, discuss considerations for managing adult learning as teachers move into a remote environment, and provide an overview of features of online platforms available to schools and districts.

Marshal Conley, senior technical assistance consultant from REL Midwest, will review reliable, evidence-based resources for remote learning. Educators will also share their experiences and strategies for remote learning. The audience will have multiple chances to ask questions throughout the presentation.

To register for the event, please click on this link below. Please also share this link with others who you think would benefit from learning more about this topic! https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/events/2020/april-8.aspx.

You also may be interested in the recording and materials from the webinar cohosted by REL Midwest and the Region 9 Comprehensive Center focused on transitioning classroom practices to a remote environment. To access that webinar and its materials, please click on this link: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/events/2020/march-26.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Checovich at lchecovich@air.org.

Sincerely,
The REL Midwest Team

April 2, 2020

Webinar Recording From REL Midwest Quick Chat: Shifting Classroom Practices To A Virtual Environment

A recording of a recent webinar that may be of interest to readers.

Hello,

Thank you for attending REL Midwest Quick Chat: Shifting Classroom Practices to a Virtual Environment on March 26. We hope you enjoyed our event.

You can view the recording from the webinar here: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midwest/events/2020/march-26.aspx.

We hope you will join the next REL Midwest webinar about research-based strategies and resources for online learning. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 8 from 12:00-1:00pm Central Time. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rlWGeTBtTGG9xMQuiocQuQ

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • What considerations should be taken into account for moving to e-learning?
  • Fostering SEL in an online environment
  • Managing adult learning in moving to an online environment
  • Sharing research-based resources
  • An overview of online platform features

For more updates on the REL Midwest, follow on Twitter @RELMidwest.
For more updates on the Region 9 Comprehensive Center, follow on Twitter @Region9CC.

If you have questions or comments, please email Cora Goldston at cgoldston@air.org.

Thank you,
The REL Midwest and Region 9 Comprehensive Center Teams

E-Learning | Teacher Preparation | Restorative Discipline | College Completion

See the e-learning resources at the top of this newsletter.

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E-Learning resources and events
The rapid shift to e-learning as a result of COVID-19 poses challenges for both educators and students. Here are some resources and events we hope can help.

  • Webinar archive: REL Midwest and the Region 9 Comprehensive Center held a “Quick Chat” webinar on March 26 with two Illinois teachers on strategies to transition classroom practices to an e-learning environment. If you missed the conversation, you can view the webinar here.
  • April 8 webinar: Sign up for our upcoming webinar, which features a panel of experts discussing how to foster social and emotional learning in an online environment as well as research-based resources available to schools and teachers that are moving into e-learning.
  • Resources: This REL Northeast and Islands blog post provides additional resources for schools and districts responding to COVID-19.
Resource roundup: College persistence and completion
We rounded up resources from across the RELs and other relevant networks to highlight factors and strategies related to college persistence and completion.
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Expanding the evidence base on college completion and postsecondary success
The College Completion Network, which is also funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, is expanding the evidence base on postsecondary success. Click below to learn more and sign up for the network’s newsletter.
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Charting new teachers’ trajectories: Reporting statistics on educator preparation program completers
To support new teachers, many states are interested in better understanding the paths teachers take after completing their training. To help Michigan chart new teachers’ trajectories, REL Midwest provided coaching on reporting teacher statistics for each of the state’s educator preparation programs.
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Resources at your fingertips: Improved navigation for the REL Midwest website
As one of our 2020 resolutions, we made it easier to find the resources you’re interested in on the REL Midwest website. Now our research, videos, infographics, and more are all right at your fingertips.
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Ask A REL
Browse the responses to some recent questions submitted to our Ask A REL reference desk—then submit a question of your own!

Upcoming events
  • April 8, 2020: Research-Based Resources, Considerations, and Strategies for Online LearningWebinar (12:00–1:00 p.m. CT). This free webinar will address research-based resources for e-learning, the virtual platforms available for use, and other considerations to take into account when moving to an e-learning environment. Register
  • May 6, 2020: Implementing Competency-Based Education Strategies: From Research to PracticeWebinar (3:00–4:30 p.m. CT). This free webinar will examine the impact of competency-based education (CBE) strategies on student learning outcomes, how to create structures within a school or classroom to effectively implement CBE strategies, and how the Minnesota Department of Education is supporting CBE structures within districts. Register
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March 25, 2020

Join REL Midwest Tomorrow For A Webinar On Transitioning To An e-Learning Environment

Note this webinar scheduled for tomorrow.

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Join REL Midwest TOMORROW for a Webinar on Transitioning to an e-Learning Environment

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest and the Region 9 Comprehensive Center are hosting a “quick chat” webinar tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT, focused on strategies for effectively teaching K–12 students in a virtual setting.

The webinar will feature REL Midwest senior researcher Marshal Conley, who will share research-based strategies to consider while transitioning classroom practices to an e-learning environment. Participants also will hear from two K–12 educators: Lindsey Jensen, 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year with Dwight Public Schools and Jim Johnson, a history teacher with Illinois School District 308. Both Jensen and Johnson will share the approaches they are using to connect with students, develop lesson plans, and manage student work in a virtual environment.

To register for the event, please click here.

March 26, 2020
2:30–3:00 p.m. CT
Register here: Zoom Webinar Link

If you cannot attend the live event, register to be notified when the webinar archive is available.

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December 5, 2019

School Boards And Equity | Kindergarten Entry Assessments | Early Literacy

Note the personalized learning item in the newsletter below.

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REL Midwest Research Update December 2019
Report examines lessons learned from a new statewide kindergarten entry assessment
A new REL Midwest report and companion infographic present lessons learned from Illinois’s first statewide administration of the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS).
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High hopes and higher education: Honoring Black students’ aspirations
Our newest documentary, produced by the Midwest Achievement Gap Research Alliance in cooperation with Wisconsin Public Television, explores evidence-based strategies to help Black students prepare for and thrive at college.
View the documentary  Read more
Resource roundup: Supporting early literacy development
Early literacy achievement paves the way for later academic success. Browse these resources from the REL network and the What Works Clearinghouse to support young children’s literacy development.
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The ABCs of academic success: A focus on early literacy
Our Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance is targeting early literacy, with the goal of improving children’s grade 3 reading proficiency. Learn about the alliance’s new research and training projects under way.
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School boards and educational equity: Bridging research, policy, and practice
How can school boards foster and promote educational equity for Black students? We worked with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to develop a school board training that bridges research, policy, and practice. The training materials and a recording are available on our website.
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Documentary on Latino students’ college pathways screened for Hispanic Heritage Month
REL Midwest was honored to host a screening of our documentary Making It: Latino Students’ Pathways to College for staff at the U.S. Department of Education in October as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Ask A REL
Browse the responses to recent questions submitted to our Ask A REL reference desk—then submit a question of your own!

Upcoming events
Don’t miss our upcoming events this fall! All events are free and open to the public.

  • December 5: Heartbeat of the Community: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Rural SchoolsMt. Pleasant, Michigan (5:00–6:30 p.m. ET). Join us for a screening of a documentary produced in cooperation with Detroit Public TV. Register
 
Contact Us
Please contact us for more information
about any of the items in this newsletter
or to speak to a member of our staff.
We look forward to hearing from you.
REL Midwest at American Institutes for Research
10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60606

Website        Email        Twitter        YouTube

 
This material was prepared under Contract ED-IES-17-C-0007 by Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, administered by the American Institutes for Research. The content of the publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

 

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