How school teachers can support students in catching up

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In recent years, schools across Europe have experienced large-scale disruptions, such as absenteeism, quarantines, teacher and staff shortages, and cancelled classes, which resulted in lower standardized test scores in math and reading. The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly exacerbated mental health challenges, occurrence of classroom misbehaviour, and loss in teaching and learning time, despite the efforts in keeping students on track. Watch this webinar to reflect on how teachers can assess students’ learning levels and help them to "catch up".

What was this webinar about?

8 June 2022 | Duration: 60 min

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The webinar begins with examining the "catch-up" framework facing schools in helping students to progress, stay resilient and more motivated to take control of their own learning.

Additionally, we explore different approaches that teachers can adopt to support their teaching and their students by looking at examples from various European schools.  

In closing, the webinar also presents good practices of Universal Design for Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Social and Emotional Learning, which are active learning methods encouraging students to develop executive functions, such as setting goals and developing  successful learning plans.

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Richard Powers

Richard Powers is Professor Emeritus of Communications at the University of Maryland Global Campus. At present, he is an Initial Teacher Education Ambassador in Germany teaching at the Professional School of Education Stuttgart Ludwigsburg. Professor Powers designs blended learning courses for teachers in training to help them develop digitalization and diversity competencies, including the first eTwinning and Erasmus+ course to be offered as part of the M.Ed. teaching curriculum.

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