Opportunities from Our Sponsors
We are grateful for the ongoing support of our PASA Sponsors at all levels. Although PASA does not promote or endorse any product or service offered by our sponsors, we are pleased to share information that may be helpful to school leaders. The list below reflects resources PASA sponsors are offering for our members.
Sponsor Webinars and Other Resources:
Webinar - Interrupted learning has worsened a crisis in early literacy, especially for historically marginalized groups. Learn science-backed strategies to help K–3 readers catch up in this webinar from NWEA.
Resources concerning last week's events (Jan. 6), created in conjunction with PDE
* Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Act 35 Middle School Civics units
We are holding Office Hours Thursday, 1/14 at 11 AM to review these materials. Please join here using Meeting ID: 957 7901 1869 and Passcode: 680884. We will be reviewing access to materials included within Principles and Documents, Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, How Government Works, How International Relationships Function and Cornerstone Activities.
Click here for a short video that walks you through accessing the PDE materials.
* Conserving Democracy: The Importance of Learning Civics
Please note it includes an article from the Associated Press: Pro-Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol in bid to overturn election
* Georgia’s State Runoff text set
* Transition of Power text set
From Agenda Manager:
* special offer regarding meeting management
From Horace Mann:
Webinar: “What Does the CARES Act Mean to You Financially” (July 14)
* Video Recording
Video Recording: SiteLogiQ Webinar - "COVID-19: Back to School Considerations and Tools" (July 7)
Supporting Students’ SEL Needs with BASE Education
Study Island Free Trial
PowerPoint: Edmentum Webinar - "How to Create a Successful Virtual School to Retain Students" (June 22)
"A Parent Guide: Support Your Child During Virtual Learning"
"5 TED Talks about Virtual Education You Should Watch Now"
"Diving into Considerations for State Remote Learning Plans"
[Virtual Learning] Resources to Support Parents & Families
Study Island Feature Focus: Lessons
4 Videos Educators Exploring Virtual & Blended Learning Should Watch
Exact Path Successes During School Closures and Virtual Learning
Study Island Feature Focus: Group Sessions
Competency-Based Ways to Show Grace in Virtual Learning
Teacher Resources: Thanksgiving Facts, Activities, & Critical Thinking Questions
[Live Webinar] Becoming Your Students' Favorite (Virtual) Teacher
* Live Webinar: Assessing and Tracking Student Achievement in a COVID Environment
Join fellow leaders in education from schools and districts across New Jersey and Pennsylvania for a “brown bag” webinar about assessing and tracking student academic outcomes amidst COVID-closures and remote learning. COVID has changed the way we teach, interact with families, and measure academics. Research about student learning during COVID has shown that students in grades 3–8 are performing about as well as they normally do in reading, but our early learners are at risk of learning loss and unfinished learning. In math, we have seen a loss of 5 to 10 percentile points. Furthermore, our most vulnerable students are more likely to be missing from fall 2020 data nationally. Join NWEA® researcher, Dr. Angela Johnson, over lunch to learn about: key research findings from fall 2020 testing data, tips for reporting on student achievement and MAP® Growth™ for educators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Register now to reserve your place for this complimentary webinar. (If you’re unable to attend the session live, please register to receive a link to the recording.) Registration closes: February 1, 2021 8:00 AM Eastern Time
* COVID has changed the way educators teach, interact with families, and measure academics. Here are 7 tips for reporting on student achievement to your board this January.
From Fitness Headquarters
New Covid-19 Cleaning of Contact Areas