Planning is everything.

While you may not feel fully prepared to implement virtual learning right now, use these resources to help guide your planning process for a school closure.

Resources

Video: Top 10 Engagement Strategies for Distance Learning

Bob Schuetz, Technology Department Chair from Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, shares a crowd-sourced list - from Schoology Ambassadors, other thought leaders, and his students - on the top 10 ways to engage students for distance learning.

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Video: Distance Learning: Experience and Tips from Hong Kong International School

Hear from David Lovelin, High School Principal at Hong Kong International School, on how they helped their parents, students, and community shift to distance learning during school closures.

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Video: What to Know Before Creating a Virtual Learning Plan

Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools has experienced unforeseen school closures a lot of the last 15 years. That is why they created a virtual learning plan to use in case of emergencies. Hear from Glen Irvin, Instructional Coach at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools, where he shares his strategies for virtual learning when schools are closed.

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Tips: Using Schoology for Online Learning (System Administrator Considerations)

Schoology System Administrators play a vital role in making sure the system runs smoothly for their teachers and students. Check out this helpful list of ten considerations and “how-to” resources for Schoology System Administrators.

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Tips: Using Schoology for Online Learning (Instructor Considerations)

Check out these ten key areas that instructors should consider when making the shift to online learning with their students. We’ve even provided a wealth of “how-to” resources to enable instructors to easily dive into areas they would like more help with.  

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Video: How to Use Virtual Learning During Emergencies

Hear from our special guest, Glen Irvin, Instructional Coach at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools. From an area in Minnesota that is often impacted by snow days, Glen shares his strategies for virtual learning when schools are closed. 

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eBook: Using an LMS During School Closures

We asked 14 different educators how they keep the learning going during school closures. These tips are from the snowday perspective, but are applicable to school closures of varying degrees.

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Tips: Online Learning Quick Start Guide for Students & Parents

Would you like to see an example of how a district using Schoology is sharing helpful instructional technology resources and information with their students and parents during this time of school closures? Check out this Quick Start Guide from the Lee’s Summit School District in Missouri.

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Tips: Online Learning Quick Start Guide for Teachers and Admin

Would you like to see an example of a helpful document a district using Schoology created and shared with their teachers and administrators during this time of school closures? Check out this Instructional Technology Resources Tips Sheet from the Lee’s Summit School District in Missouri.

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Distance Learning Readiness Kit

We're here to support you during this unprecedented time. This page is part of our Distance Learning Readiness Kit. Click below to return to the main Kit.

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