5 min read | by Ryan Kramer (BSD Education) – The pandemic has affected all aspects of life, and the disruption felt by students is no exception. A phrase that has been top of mind lately is learning loss. Ryan Kramer addresses the issue by sharing how digital skills benefit education and lift students’ ability to learn after an unconventional school year.
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Addressing The Digital Divide: Where Do We Go From Here?
4 min read | by Brittany Jenkins (We Are Tech Education) – How about starting by asking students and teachers what they gained and moving on from there? This article argues that “learning loss is a faulty way to diagnose the challenges faced by children and youth as a result of the pandemic” and offers a different view — as well as how to move ahead.
A Better Way to Make Sense of Pandemic ‘Learning Loss’
4 min read | by Valerie Strauss (The Washington Post) – How about starting by asking students and teachers what they gained and moving on from there? This article argues that “learning loss is a faulty way to diagnose the challenges faced by children and youth as a result of the pandemic” and offers a different view — as well as how to move ahead.
On ‘Learning Loss’ and the Critical Need To Address Existing Inequities in Education
3 min read | by Jennifer Diaz and Joaquin Muñoz (MinnPost) – Perhaps unintentionally, “learning loss” demonizes some family and community experiences, while maintaining oppressive, dominant race and class-based views of education.
Sheer Access to Tech a Big Part of Learning Loss
3 min read | by Dian Schaffhauser (The Journal) – A big part of the “learning loss” being identified for K-12 students is due to family income. They can’t afford the technology required for continuous access to classes, teachers and study resources.
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Wow! Epiphany 🤯 — What if, instead of us focusing on #learningloss. What if we focused on learning gains—what new knowledge, skills, and experiences have our students picked up during the pandemic? Hmm—🤔.
— Dr. Mason Mason (@EdTechMason) March 23, 2021
Today I read about #schooling vs. #learning. We’ve lost our previous version of schooling, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost learning. We’ve all learned how to navigate life/education/health/family/finances/stress/relationships in the midst of surviving a pandemic. #learningloss
— Khechara Bradford (@khechara) March 19, 2021
In education, labels—what we call things—matter. Labels set expectations, impact how students see themselves and one another, influence instruction, and more—which is why @CurriculumAssoc is using the term #UnfinishedLearning instead of #LearningLoss. https://t.co/ZH2qRkqk4q
— Chelsey Philpot (@ChelseyPhilpot) March 22, 2021
I’m searching for a positive term to replace the deficit-stance phrase “learning loss.” I’m thinking “in-progress learning.” Thoughts?#iteachmath #education #AcademicChatter #mtbos #edutwitter #learningloss
— Dr. Carrie Cutler (@DrCarriecutler) April 7, 2021
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