As we emerge from the pandemic and approach the new school year, many parents and educators are in discussions about classroom plans and strategies. In this episode, we provide simple definitions of some frequently used and important-to-know education terms, to make sure parents are on the same page with educators in these conversations. We discuss what these terms mean in practice and give tips to help parents prepare for the fall classroom and advocate for their children.
Terms discussed include: Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs); Social-Emotional Learning (SEL); and Online Learning vs. Blended Learning.
About the Host
Dr. Wendy Oliver is a highly qualified Tennessee teacher and administrator who has pioneered digital learning across multiple states and school districts. She has authored digital teaching standards and developed software that allows teachers to self-assess their knowledge of digital instruction. No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple -- to empower learners. Follow Dr. Oliver on Twitter @oliver_dr