Learning Recovery in 2021 and Beyond

Learning Recovery in 2021 and Beyond

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The disruption to in-person schooling made learning really tough last year for a lot of kids—and a lot of educators! With this detailed, practical white paper our expert shows you how to accelerate on the road to learning recovery.

Five Reasons to Be Encouraged

The general discussion and understanding of “learning loss” fails to address the learning recovery process and does not encompass how schools and educators can accelerate learning. This is why our white paper focuses on “learning recovery,” a term associated with the goals of educators and families to help students regain solid academic and social‑emotional footing, and which also honors the multifaceted solutions schools must explore to meet the needs of their students.

Supports for learning recovery include

  1. Technology advancements
  2. Increased support for public education
  3. Improved family engagement
  4. Strengthened community partnerships
  5. Federal funding opportunities

Dive into the evidence and reasoning behind these five areas, and you will realize that we have more going for us than against as we help students with learning recovery!

Get Practical Solutions for School-wide and Classroom‑based Learning Recovery

Need strategies you can use right now? Look no further! Our expert presents 12 evidence-tested solutions for the whole school in learning recovery, as well as six solid tips to be deployed in a single classroom.

Examples of solutions include:

Partner with community organizations to offer high‑quality tutoring

Tutoring to support personalized learning goals encourages positive relationship development and contributes to improved student learning outcomes.

Offer mentorship opportunities

Collaborate with team members and older students within the school community, and consider programs that promote a blend of academic support and recreation/leisure activity. Consider partnering with community organizations for this cause as well.

Introduce blended learning models

This technique will allow for increased differentiation to meet the needs of small groups of students through online intervention, teacher-led instruction, independent exploration, and whole‑class learning.

Spiral remediated standards into warm-up, classwork, and homework assignments

For example, offering 2 to 5 review problems at the end of a math worksheet provides additional practice on a prerequisite skill.

Understand Why Multitiered System of Supports and Response to Intervention Are Important

What should teachers do if they discover more than half of their class is missing a prerequisite skill necessary for an upcoming learning objective? The Response to Intervention (RTI) strategy gives you the tools you need to target and strengthen missing skills, and a robust RTI system will be critical to any school’s learning recovery plan. This white paper walks you through a detailed three-tier plan for making sure your RTI system matches your situation.

You can strengthen this strategy with a multitiered system of supports (MTSS), an umbrella term that refers to the large framework for providing targeted interventions for students who are struggling in school. Having this in place will help ensure the needs of all students are met.

Consider Unique Needs for Special Education

You’ll also get an overview of how learning recovery can and should function in a special education environment, including new technologies and strategies to turbocharge your efforts.

Our white paper offers all of this and also looks at what we can expect in the coming year and beyond.