Not sure where to begin? That's ok! IDEA is here to support you. Whether you consider yourself to be a blended learning 101 or design thinking guru, we've got you covered!
Below find sample frameworks, tutorials and lessons for teaching learners in a blended remote learning environment. Stay up to date with the most recent ISBE content and specifications. Connect with other educators like yourself to help make the most of this school year.
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We are proud to share with you a new resource brought to us by a student named Ella. Ella loves to learn and has been using the resources from this page alongside the guidance of her teacher. She then took her learning to the next level when she and her parents found a resource on their own and shared it with her wonderful teacher. Ella thinks this would be fun for any student to enjoy and her teachers agree. Below, find a link to Ella's resource of virtual road trips from home. Thank you Ella for sharing this with our IDEA members!
Primary and elementary at-home remote learning shopping list curated by IDEA's own Lindsay Zilly!
IDEAs for Blended Remote Learning Tutorials & Resources
AppleEDU: Apple has new resources to support you including training and how-to guides.
GoogleEDU: Google resources, training and how-to guides.
MicrosoftEDU: Microsoft resources, training and how-to guides.
Remote Learning 101
Advanced Remote Learning Strategies
Back to School Considerations
Learning Keeps Going: To help you keep the learning going, IDEA and a coalition of national and state organizations have curated strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online.
Wide Open School: wideopenschool.org helps make learning from home an experience that inspires students, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community. It is a free collection of the best online learning experiences curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Enjoy opportunities to virtually visit a variety of places across the globe!
KidLit Events: Great literary activities. Check out this calendar of live virtual events: live chats, streams & AMA w/ authors.
Amazing Educational Resources (free subscriptions): This list continues to be updated as more and more companies share their offerings.
STEM and STEAM Activities: Video activities provided by the University of Illinois Extension Office Illinois Extension Fulton Mason Peoria Tazewell
UPDATES from our Partners:
ISBE Resources :
Special Education Resources / Info: Links to U.S. Dept of Ed and ISBE Recommendations as well as resources from Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE).
New STEAM website from DoIT:
Connect Illinois: expand broadband access across the entire state
New Framework & Resources for Measuring Student Needs/Development During Remote & Blended Learning