Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work.

According to Brooke in a recent edWebinar, during this time of remote and distance learning, “There have been various levels of implementation, fidelity, and various levels of learning happening.”

She points out that researchers, educators, and district administrators won’t have any empirical evidence until student assessments reveal learning gaps due to the so-called COVID slide and summer learning loss.

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Predictably, most–if not all–of our students have had some slides in their learning and will have gaps that they need to close. Some students had gaps even before this interruption, but for populations that are historically more susceptible to gaps, their needs are more urgent.

Flexible implementation

Due to the uncertainty of what schools will look like over the summer or in the fall, school districts need instructional programs that have the flexibility to work in the classroom setting and easily transition to a remote situation.

About the Author:

Eileen Belastock, CETL is the Director of Technology and Information for Nauset Public Schools, MA, and also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars. You can follow Eileen on Twitter @EileenBelastock.


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