Virtual Teaching and Learning Guide

As our communities navigate today’s uncharted waters, we’ve created resources to support you, your students, and their families. These materials have been developed specifically with distance learning in mind, and we hope they’ll be of service to you during these challenging times. Whether you are a teacher, administrator or parent, native English or Spanish speaker, new friend or old, we have resources to support your educational needs. Peruse the options below to see which best support you.

Wishing you safety and good health.

Sincerely,

The Benchmark Education Team

 

Using Tech to Teach Virtually

Tips on using Google Classroom & other technology tools

Find suggestions to make the most of the resources available in Benchmark Universe along with other tools your district may be using for virtual learning. Discover more here.

Benchmark Advance and Adelante Distance Learning Activities

Each week, we’ll provide a series of meaningful learning tasks for each grade using  Benchmark Advance/Adelante  online resources.

Go to Distance Learning Activities

Benchmark Workshop Distance Learning Activities

Each week, we’ll provide a series of meaningful learning tasks for each grade using Benchmark Workshop/Taller online resources.

Go to Distance Learning Activities

FREE eBook Library

Curated Collections for Families and Caregivers

English, Spanish, and Dual Language libraries featuring hundreds of captivating, content-rich titles! Includes an At-Home Family Guide for engagement ideas.

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Benchmark Distance Learning Literacy Block

Live Sessions with Literacy Experts

Join us for daily Facebook Live Sessions with literacy experts Patty McGee, Adria Klein, Travis Crowder, and others. Join us for read alouds, writing, word study, and more. Great for educators as well as families at home!

Join the Benchmark Distance Learning Facebook Group

Trade Book Story Time with Wiley Blevins

Read-Aloud Time Celebrating the Joy of Reading

The benefits of read-alouds are enormous! Literacy expert Wiley Blevins takes children on a literary journey through animated reads featuring stories of underrepresented voices. Enjoy with families or as part of your virtual learning instruction.

Watch on YouTube

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Virtual Teaching and Learning Tips

Ideas and How-To's for using Benchmark Universe

Learn about all of the tools that are already included in Benchmark Universe to support virtual learning environments!

Learn About Virtual Learning Using BU

123 Andrés Letter Song Videos

Added for Benchmark Adelante

For the rest of the school year, enjoy brand new letter song videos created by Latin Grammy Award winners 123 Andrés! You can assign these videos to students for engaging learning at home.

To find: Log in to Benchmark Universe and click on your Benchmark Adelante library. Then choose the 123 Andrés Songs and Videos from the drop-down menu (top left).

 

 

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