Since 2015, math and science educators from throughout California have been working together in subject matter communities of practice to ensure high-quality instruction and advance equitable outcomes.
What can educators do when they notice themselves or others moving toward fatigue and burnout? Here are five simple strategies to use in the moment when dysregulation or overwhelm occurs.
Putting Science Instruction at the Center of Re-engagement: An Interview with the Lawrence Hall of Science's Ardice Hartry
To explore how science education can help re-engage students and rebuild strong cultures of collaboration and inquiry in schools, we sat down with Ardice Hartry of the Lawrence Hall of Science.
From REL West's Ask-A-REL reference desk, these three research-based tips support accelerated learning after extended interruptions in classroom instruction.
What Can the Scramble to Get Classrooms Online During COVID Teach Us About Better Professional Learning?
Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, some educators report improved collaboration and positive shifts in their approach to teaching and learning.
"When it comes to improving systems and achieving equity, a paradigm shift that involves a shared vision of equity and a culture of co-creation is needed," says WestEd's Christina Pate.
WestEd’s Johnpaul Lapid talks about virtual professional learning that helps educators develop young English Learners’ academic language and literacy.
A community college instructor shares how addressing the non-cognitive aspects of learning can contribute to a supportive environment that reduces students' math anxiety and brings out their strengths.
Redesigning the PITC Trainer Institute from in-person to online entailed finding ways to maintain the core principles of relationship-based learning.
“It’s about equity,” says WestEd's Ruth Sebastian. “Giving every student access to rigorous, grade-level content and providing them with the supports they need to be successful.”