June 6, 2023

Pricey Educator,

More than two many years soon after many colleges returned to in-individual classes, a lot of pupils are nonetheless not rather up to grade level—at the very least what was thought of to be quality degree ahead of the pandemic arrived. To get studying back on program, educational facilities cannot place new instruction on pause whilst they remediate, or fill in, the ideas and techniques students haven’t nevertheless mastered. They have to do improved: They have to accelerate studying, which implies continuing apace with quality-stage instruction, even though attending to the holes in students’ mastering.

It is challenging, sophisticated function that is continuously informed by new analysis. To aid educators and administrators get up to pace on understanding acceleration, Education Week is launching its 1st research-centered electronic mail “mini-system.” It’s identified as Speed up Studying.

Over 5 weeks, subscribers will get 1 quick-to-digest lesson a 7 days on some aspect of finding out acceleration. The weekly segments handle how to diagnose and evaluate discovering gaps, methods to differentiate discovering for the vast selection of skills and understanding college students are bringing to course right now, the most promising approaches to tutoring, and social and psychological supports for pupils whose academic self-assurance requires a strengthen.

Every version is written, curated, and edited by two Education Week staffers: Sarah D. Sparks, an assistant editor and author who has protected schooling study for practically 20 years, and Debra Viadero (that is me), a writer and assistant controlling editor with extra than 3 decades of working experience in the area.

Here’s what you can count on from EdWeek’s mini-study course on discovering acceleration:

  • A concise, simple clarification on what finding out acceleration is, how it will work, and why it’s important to helping pupils get well from pandemic disruptions.
  • Classes from leading-edge analysis on acceleration across grades and matter areas.
  • Examples of methods academics are applying to fill expertise and abilities gaps when remaining on pace in the curriculum.
  • Tips from industry experts in the discipline on how to fix frequent problems of exercise.
  • Actionable steps lecturers can use to raise college student finding out with offered methods.
  • Further, much more nuanced comprehension of pandemic-era training issues and how college leaders can most effective assistance their employees.
  • A certification of completion for a few several hours of expert enhancement.

This mini-study course is underwritten by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropy that supports research in training. But the written content is only decided by Instruction Week writers and editors. It’s a pilot test for what we hope will be a series of publication programs made to assist hectic pros like you get just-in-time discovering and quick entry to new information to enable you do your career superior.

It’s cost-free to indicator up just make a temporary take a look at below. I search ahead to seeing you in your inboxes!


Debra Viadero
Editor, Accelerate Understanding