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Here’s how New Mexico education leaders ‘flattened the curve’ of lost students during school shutdowns

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • July 7, 2020

In April 2020, just weeks after the Governor’s office announced school closures for the remainder of the school year, the New Mexico Public Education Department demonstrated strong leadership and foresight and developed a program to support districts and students during the difficult and abrupt transition to full-time remote learning. The new program, referred to as

Re-engage Students by Incorporating SEL and Resiliency

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • June 12, 2020

Ron Gibbs Director of Professional Services – Graduation Alliance Last month, Graduation Alliance hosted a webinar on Resiliency—managing stress and grief during COVID-19. Dr. Scott Solberg, a Boston University Professor with a background in Counseling Psychology, led the discussion, and following the webinar, he was asked a question about how we should look to transition

Graduation Alliance’s Quality Matters Course Template Accepted with No Changes

  • Joanna
  • June 4, 2020

Jeffrey Kissinger Vice President of Learning and Innovation – Graduation Alliance Graduation Alliance is committed to serving the needs of each individual learner and excels at enabling even the most at-risk student populations to succeed. This starts with exceptionally-designed courses and curriculum. Some of the unique aspects to Graduation Alliance’s curriculum and instructional design processes

How to keep students engaged over the summer

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • May 21, 2020

Keeping students engaged throughout the summer has always been a challenge. This year, it’s likely to be a bigger challenge than ever before It has also never been more important. Here’s why: Students across the nation experienced a tremendous loss of engagement and learning when school campuses were abruptly closed this spring. Across the nation,

How Local Advocates continue to connect with their students

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • May 19, 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis struck across the United States, millions of people’s jobs were suddenly a bit different. That included the jobs of Graduation Alliance’s local advocates, who work with students in local communities to help them address and overcome obstacles that are standing in the way of academic success. So, how did the local

Triaging the Student Attendance Crisis

  • Joanna
  • April 13, 2020

Rebekah Richards Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer – Graduation Alliance In light of the emerging information around the COVID-19, education agencies have responded quickly to the need to not just temporarily suspend classroom-based education, but to reconvene education in a completely new and entirely remote format in a matter of weeks. Arguably, the most pressing

Advice on Transitioning to Remote Classroom

  • Joanna
  • April 6, 2020

I’m pretty tech-savvy, and I love a challenge, AND I’ve taught online for 8 years, so I didn’t think the switch from B&M to online would bother me. I was pretty excited. But WOW. What a learning curve! What I wish I knew: GIVE YOURSELF GRACE: You are going to hate life for a couple

Advice From Teachers

  • Joanna

What I Wish I’d Known (and Done) Three Weeks Ago Many of our online teachers work full-time for brick and mortar schools in their hometowns. A few of them made the switch from brick and mortar to online a few weeks ago. We asked them “If you could talk to your past self, what advice

Remote Learning Plan Resources for School Districts

  • Joanna
  • April 3, 2020

In light of the emerging information around the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, government health and education agencies are shifting their focus to remote education to enable teaching and learning to continue in this unprecedented environment. We know educators around the country are scrambling to respond to requirements for remote education plans. While there are a plethora

Webinar Q&A

  • Joanna
  • April 1, 2020

As millions of teachers across the nation transitioned to online instruction, many for the very first time, Graduation Alliance hosted a series of webinars to help educators use their expertise, empathy and creativity to provide the flexibility, accountability and support students will need to succeed during this challenging time. We wanted to share with you