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Welcome to the Istation Blog
Engagement and motivation are crucial to a student’s learning and academic growth. Among the unexpected challenges generated by the pandemic, students are not nearly as actively engaged in their learning as they were before. This may be because of personal stress, social isolation, or inconsistent practices with virtual learning efforts. Though we don’t know the exact reason, increasing student agency is an important factor in improving engagement and achievement.
At the beginning of the pandemic, campuses and teachers were forced into online learning that relied heavily on their technology skills. Since that time, in-person school has resumed but many of the online tools and virtual teaching techniques have stayed in place.
Honing reading instructional skills builds students’ confidence and helps them embrace the challenge and later successes of learning.
As we enter the second school year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, implementing creative and effective educational strategies in all schools is paramount, considering the variety of attendance options for students. Some students may be on campus five days a week or on campus three days and virtual two days, while other students may only attend virtually. Despite where or how students are learning, the question remains: How are students in your school district staying on track for success?
Creating a data-driven culture in your school district has always been important, but now it is even more crucial due to gaps in student learning exacerbated by the pandemic. As a district leader, you strive to support a district-wide culture that utilizes student data in an effective and consistent manner.
With the myriad of options available, choosing the right resource for your school or district can be a daunting task. Amidst the current pandemic, there has been a surge in demand for new, innovative tech-based tools to spur student progression and make teachers’ lives simpler. And once you have made the decision to introduce a new tool, there’s more work to be done.