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Extend, Expand, Enhance to Engage, Enrich, Excite!

Meeting the needs of your Extended Learning student population requires rethinking not only what meaningful instruction will look like, but also how, where, and when it will be delivered.

Successful Extended Learning initiatives will depend as much on encouraging positive interactions between students and new instructors as on promoting fundamental skills development and learning recovery.

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In keeping with our mission to promote joyful, successful learning, we’ve curated an Extended Learning collection featuring proven programs that support skills development for students while reducing barriers to instruction for new and/or inexperienced teachers, tutors, and instructors.

Each selection addresses three key criteria—extending time, expanding location, and enhancing access—that will help you engage, enrich, and excite students and instructors.

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Extending Time

Time is key for successful Extended Learning: maximizing the extra time available to focus on instruction, practice, and skills development while minimizing instructor prep.

Zaner-Bloser’s Extended Learning collection is carefully curated to make the most of this most valuable resource!

  • Intelligently designed lessons cover concepts in manageable time blocks.
  • Intuitive and efficient teaching routines help new or less-experienced instructors get up to speed quickly.
  • Self-driven practice and self-assessment allow students to complete work as opportunities arise.
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Expanding Location

Where does successful learning take place? Wherever there is a supported student and a dedicated instructor!

As you reimagine spaces to create Extended Learning opportunities, keep in mind the items in our collection are designed to be used in almost any environment.

  • Print components such as Student Editions and worktexts are distributed to each student and can be completed on site, at home, or even on the go.
  • Program component footprints are small and don’t require a lot of display or storage space.
  • Web-based digital platforms are accessible via Internet connection—instructors and students don’t need to have specific hardware or software installed on a laptop or device.
  • Many digital components are also housed as PDFs to print and distribute or e-mail for students to use on or offline.
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Enhancing Access

Increasing instructor bandwidth to extend learning may mean recruiting non-certified teachers, volunteers, tutors—even older students—to become instructors.

Our Extended Learning collection features programs that do not require extensive teaching experience but do include easily accessible guidance and instructional support. Choose Zaner-Bloser and you can be confident that your instructors can get up to speed quickly with easy access to support items.

  • On-demand implementation resources fit into your instructors’ schedules and build knowledge quickly.
  • Teacher Editions, Teacher’s Guides, and online resources provide guidance and promote confidence.
  • Easy-to-follow lesson plans support efficient delivery.
  • Web-based portal resources provide additional depth for teaching and can be accessed via any type of device.

Accessibility extends to the student experience as well, with straightforward language, consistent practice and instruction, welcoming routines, and engaging components.

Reference the interactive chart below to see how our resources support Extended Learning. You can be confident that in addition to effective, efficient, flexible learning resources, you’re also considering solutions that can help to set your initiative up for success. We’ve also created a flyer to download and share for your convenience!

From Challenge to Opportunity—Promoting Positive Expectations for Extended Learning

Building a successful Extended Learning community isn’t just dependent on the books you select or the lessons you assign. Success will require a level of commitment and cooperation from all your stakeholders, particularly students, instructors, and administrators.

Anticipating how to refocus potential challenges as opportunities for growth for each group can help you set the stage for a bright beginning—and sustainable success.

What Extended Learning Means…

  • Feeling comfortable in a different physical environment
  • Working with new instructors
  • Reestablishing learning routines and revisiting skills
  • Learning techniques to self-assess work and gauge progress
  • Celebrating accomplishments around the learning process!
  • Ramping up knowledge and excitement to teach or tutor new subjects
  • Fostering a sense of confidence as an instructor/leader
  • Working in non-traditional environments or adapted spaces
  • Building trusting relationships with students
  • Collaborating with new peers and building professional relationships
  • Generating new activities and building relationships
  • Creating new learning communities for success and empowerment
  • Choosing learning resources that provide opportunities for rapid growth
  • Helping non-certified and new instructors feel confident
  • Addressing the concerns of families and caregivers

Extended Learning Collection

See how our curated collection of resources aligns with three key criteria for Extended Learning success: extending time, expanding location, and enhancing access.

Programs combine opportunities for increasing positive interactions (less instructor prep time, more focus on the student) while promoting fundamental skills development. Click on the programs on the left to link to more information.

Time Location Access
Suggested Grades Recommended Instruction Time* Assignable Independent Work Minimal Instructor Prep Portable Print Materials Web-based Digital Materials Minimal Space & Storage Required Built-in Instructor Support On-Demand Instructor Training Student-facing Instructional Videos
Handwriting

Handwriting

PreK 15
Foundational Skills Kit

Foundational Reading Skills

K–2 30–40
Phonemic Awareness

Daily Lessons and Intervention

K–2 10–12
Building Fact Fluency

Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division

K–5 15
Handwriting

Handwriting

K–6 15
Handwriting, Spanish

Handwriting, Spanish

K–6 15
Patterns of Power

Grammar

1–8 10
Word Wisdom

Vocabulary

3–6 20

*Minutes per lesson

Time
Suggested Grades Recommended Instruction Time* Assignable Independent Work Minimal Instructor Prep
Handwriting
Handwriting
PreK 15
Foundational Skills Kit
Foundational Reading Skills
K–2 30–40
Phonemic Awareness
Daily Lessons and Intervention
K–2 10–12
Building Fact Fluency
Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division
K–5 15
Handwriting
Handwriting
K–6 15
Handwriting, Spanish
Handwriting, Spanish
K–6 15
Patterns of Power
Grammar
1–8 10
Word Wisdom
Vocabulary
3–6 20

*Minutes per lesson

Location
Suggested Grades Portable Print Materials Web-based Digital Materials Minimal Space & Storage Required
Handwriting
Handwriting
PreK
Foundational Skills Kit
Foundational Reading Skills
K–2
Phonemic Awareness
Daily Lessons and Intervention
K–2
Building Fact Fluency
Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division
K–5
Handwriting
Handwriting
K–6
Handwriting, Spanish
Handwriting, Spanish
K–6
Patterns of Power
Grammar
1–8
Word Wisdom
Vocabulary
3–6
Access
Suggested Grades Built-in Instructor Support On-Demand Instructor Training Student-facing Instructional Videos
Handwriting
Handwriting
PreK
Foundational Skills Kit
Foundational Reading Skills
K–2
Phonemic Awareness
Daily Lessons and Intervention
K–2
Building Fact Fluency
Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division
K–5
Handwriting
Handwriting
K–6
Handwriting, Spanish
Handwriting, Spanish
K–6
Patterns of Power
Grammar
1–8
Word Wisdom
Vocabulary
3–6

Download a flyer featuring each resource and criteria at-a-glance for easy reference.

Ready to move forward with your Extended Learning plan? Contact your sales consultant!

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What does Extended Learning look like for your school community? Let us help you realize your vision!

Your sales consultant is waiting to help you choose the combination of resources that will best help you establish a successful, sustainable approach to Extended Learning. Ask about samples or request a quote today.

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