Keep Indiana Learning was created to support educators by Sharing resources and best practices in online and continuous learning activities for individual educators, schools and districts looking to design or refine remote learning plans.
Keep Indiana Learning is a joint partnership of INDIANA ONLINE and PLCONNECT, both departments of the CENTRAL INDIANA EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER (CIESC).
SETDA Coalition for eLearning
SETDA Coalition for eLearning

The SETDA Coalition for eLearning focuses state leaders, affiliates, and partners in collective action around teaching and learning in the digital age.

National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQ)
National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQ)

The National Standards for Quality Online Learning is an ongoing project to continuously revise the National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Programs and Teaching led by a partnership between Quality Matters and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance with widespread community support.

Learning Keeps Going
Learning Keeps Going

The COVID-19 Education Coalition is a diverse group of education organizations brought together by the ISTE/EdSurge team to curate, create and deliver high-quality tools, resources and support for educators and parents as they keep the learning going during extended school closures.

Wide Open School
Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.

IDOE
IDOE

The IDOE has provided timely and comprehensive information for educators and parents during the pandemic. Everything from recommended classwork times to weekly activities.

Indiana Connected Educators
Indiana Connected Educators

Indiana Connected Educators provides support for technology usage in the virtual classroom. Follow them on Twitter or on their website for that latest technology support.

PATINS
PATINS

PATINS provides support to teachers, parents and students with accessibility, assistive technology, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and/or Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and their application with continuous learning.

Question, Prompt, Cue, Re-Teach
Question, Prompt, Cue, Re-Teach

Whether online or in person, questioning strategies are the simplest ways to know what students know. Here, Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Specialist for PLConnect, shares a simple process for re-teaching on-the-fly–with questions.

Math: Check Out Desmos
Math: Check Out Desmos

Join Laurie Ferry, Director of Professional Learning for PLConnect, as she walks you through the benefits of using Desmos during your continuous learning experience.

Strengthen Short Answer Response
Strengthen Short Answer Response

Written response questions are go-to assessment and discussion methods–but students always seem to struggle with interpreting evidence and actually explaining their thoughts. Join Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Specialist for PLConnect, as she shares an effective mini-lesson to strengthen response writing.

Math: Learning Center Resources
Math: Learning Center Resources

Are you looking for online manipulatives, math games or at home math content packets? Laurie Ferry, Director of Professional Learning for CIESC walks you through some great resources to try out.

Writing Mini-Lesson: Compare/Contrast Writing
Writing Mini-Lesson: Compare/Contrast Writing

Now is the perfect time to ask your students to write compare/contrast responses. Join Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Specialist for PLConnect, as she shares a quick mini-lesson on how to pre-write for this style of writing (hint: it does NOT involve a Venn Diagram!)

Remote PLC Meetings
Remote PLC Meetings

Hosting remote PLC meetings can be beneficial, and possibly frustrating. Check out this short webinar offering tips and considerations for PLC leaders as they navigate these new waters.

Daily Schedule for Remote Learning
Daily Schedule for Remote Learning

Adjusting to remote/continuous learning is a new experience. Here are some quick tips on how to structure your day to meet your own needs, as well as your students’.

Grades and Assessment
Grades and Assessment

Brian Dinwiddie, Curriculum Director for Southern Hancock School Corporation, shares his team’s insights and approaches towards grading at this time.

Paring Down Your Content
Paring Down Your Content

With less time in the school year (and somehow less time in the day) it’s important that we ask students to complete the right amount of learning in their day. Listen as Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Specialist with PLConnect, shares her tips on finding the “Goldilocks rule” for continuous learning.

Instructional Coaches Role During Continuous Learning
Instructional Coaches Role During Continuous Learning

Amber Van Den Berg, instructional coach for Westfield-Washington Schools, shares her top 10 tips on how instructional coaches can support teachers and students during this time.

Components of an eLearning Lesson
Components of an eLearning Lesson

Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, discusses the five components for a successful eLearning lesson. During the discussion, Kara also provides potential tools to use for each component.

Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship should not be left to the technology teacher in the building – instead, it should be incorporated into the curriculum. Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, shares a resource and demonstrates two quick, easy ways to incorporate Digital Citizenship now.

Screen Recording
Screen Recording

Sharing your screen and presenting your content is easy and simple to do. Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, demonstrates three methods of screen recording in this short video.

Quick Formative Assessment Tools
Quick Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessment is a way to gather and provide feedback. Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, demonstrates five online tools to use. A link to the presentation is provided in the video.

Continuous Learning Guidance
Continuous Learning Guidance

Chris Young, Strategic Learning Coordinator of Southern Hancock Schools, provides practical tips and guidance on navigating a continuous learning environment.

Supporting Students with IEPS
Supporting Students with IEPS

How can we best support students with IEPs during this continuous learning time? Jill Lambert, Director of Student Services for Greenwood Community Schools, shares her quick tips on cohesion over compliance, virtual case conferences, and supporting families at this time.

Building Connections as a School
Building Connections as a School

What can administrators do to connect with parents, students, staff, and the community? Listen in as Amber Schroering, Assistant Principal at Brownsburg East Middle School, offers 5 simple suggestions on building strong connections.

Teacher and Student Mental Health
Teacher and Student Mental Health

Mental Health is so important in education even without a pandemic. Listen in as Connie Poston, Behavioral Health Coordinator at Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation, provides teachers, students, and parents a variety of resources and tips for mental health.

Learning Continuity: Planning Considerations for School Leaders
Learning Continuity: Planning Considerations for School Leaders

Michigan Virtual has created a comprehensive plan for school leaders to effectively create continuous, online learning plans. Consider this resource as you prepare.

Indiana Association of School Principals
Indiana Association of School Principals

IASP is collecting resources to provide guidance to schools regarding COVID-19. If you need sample communication, or precautionary information check out their website.

School Principals Role During Continuous Learning
School Principals Role During Continuous Learning

Principals need encouragement, too. Listen in to Bret Bailey, principal of Hamilton Heights Middle School, share his perspective on how leaders can support their staff and themselves.

At-Home Stem Activities
At-Home Stem Activities

Looking for unique ideas that don’t require a device? Julia Crone, Idea Lab Facilitator for Plainfield Community Schools, offers her advice to parents, teachers, and students!

Providing Feedback
Providing Feedback

Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, hosted a webinar to discuss providing feedback. Utilizing Visible Learning: Feedback by John Hattie & Shirley Clarke, Kara discusses the importance of providing feedback to students to advance learning.

Screencastify
Screencastify

Screencastify is a screen recorder for Chrome. No download required. Record, edit and share videos in seconds. Videos autosave to your Google Drive for easy sharing.

Loom
Loom

Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser to share easily.

Soapbox
Soapbox

With Soapbox, all you need to create a great video is our Chrome extension, a webcam, and something to say! Hit record, and then edit to share your webcam, your screen, or a split-screen view.

Padlet
Padlet

Padlet is an online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures.

Flipgrid
Flipgrid

Flipgrid is 100% free for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos…together!

Whiteboard.fi
Whiteboard.fi

Whiteboard.fi is an instant formative assessment tool for your classroom, providing you with live feedback and immediate overview over your students.

Nearpod
Nearpod

Nearpod is an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences.

Pear Deck
Pear Deck

Pear Deck is built to support active learning and empower teachers to hear from every student, every day, in any classroom!

Desmos
Desmos

Desmos is an advanced graphing calculator implemented as a web application and a mobile application.

Mentimeter
Mentimeter

With Mentimeter you can create fun and interactive presentations using real-time voting. No installations or downloads required – and it’s free!

Edpuzzle
Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage every student, one video at a time.

Tools for Related Arts
Tools for Related Arts

Listen in as Nadine Gilkison, District Technology Integration Specialist at Franklin Township Schools, discusses tools for related arts/specials teachers. Nadine shares some of her favorite resources to use.

Teacher Guide to Online Learning
Teacher Guide to Online Learning

Indiana Online partnered with Michigan Virtual to bring you this resource. The guide was written specifically for those who have little or no familiarity with online learning and who are interested in resources to help online learners be more successful.

Parent Guide to Online Learning
Parent Guide to Online Learning

Indiana Online partnered with Michigan Virtual to bring you this resource. The guide has been prepared for parents, guardians, counselors, and others who want to help students decide whether online courses are a good option for them.

Copyright & FERPA
Copyright & FERPA

Join Diana Gill, Directory of Technology at East Porter County School Corporation, as she shares her expertise on Copyright and FERPA. Diana explains how to follow Copyright laws, and she gives great guidance on how to use resources found online.

Leading Virtual PL: Top 10 Q & A
Leading Virtual PL: Top 10 Q & A

Responsible for leading Virtual PL? Watch Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager at Indiana Online, and Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Specialist for PL Connect, in their 1-hour discussion on best practices for leading Virtual PL. You can also check out the Top 10 Tips presentation.

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