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Distance Learning with ThinkCERCA

Curated COVID-19 resources and tools to help you leverage ThinkCERCA for remote learning.

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    Educator Resources

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    9 Remote Learning Resources & Ideas

    Review effective strategies for keeping remote learning engaging and rigorous. 

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    Webinar: ThinkCERCA for Remote Learning

    Learn tips and strategies for leveraging ThinkCERCA for virtual learning. 

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    ThinkCERCA Remote Learning Checklist

    Download our checklist for implementing ThinkCERCA remotely.

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    Remote Learning Schedule: Without Video Conferencing

    View our suggested schedule of lessons and activities for schools that have access to technology but not live video conferencing tools. 

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    Remote Learning Schedule: With Video Conferencing

    View a suggested schedule and detailed lesson plans for schools that can leverage live video conferencing tools.

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    Generic Remote Lesson Plan with Video Conferencing

    View step-by-step instructions for teaching a Writing Lesson virtually with video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Google Hangouts.

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    5 Minute Video: Virtual Class Example

    Watch one of our teachers implement a live, virtual ThinkCERCA class via Zoom. 

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    Teacher Recorded Lesson to Introduce Remote Learning Plan

    Watch an example video a teacher recorded to introduce the remote learning plan to students.

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    Ideas for Taking ThinkCERCA Offline

    Using ThinkCERCA with limited Internet access during COVID-19 closures.

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    Printable COVID-19 Writing Activities

    Use these paper-based writing activities to help your students think critically about COVID-19.

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    Parent & Student Resources

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    Video: Getting Students Started

    Introduce ThinkCERCA's literacy platform to students and parents. 

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    Video: What is CERCA?

    Introduce students and parents to the CERCA Framework. 

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    Video: How to Build a CERCA

    Help students and parents understand how to build an argument with CERCA. 

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    Video: Writing Lesson Steps

    Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on completing the 6-step Writing Lesson. 

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    Writing Lesson Instructions

    View step-by-step instructions to successfully complete the 6-step Writing Lesson. 

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    At-Home CERCA Activities

    At-home resources for engaging students in higher order thinking.

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    More At-Home CERCA Activities

    Another packet of at-home resources for engaging students in higher order thinking.

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    Parent Resources 1-Pager

    View videos to learn more about ThinkCERCA so you can support your children at home.

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