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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 encourage positive interactions between students and new instructors to promote social-emotional learning (SEL), fundamental skills development, learning recovery, and sustainable growth.

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In keeping with our mission to promote joyful, successful learning, we’ve curated an Extended Learning collection featuring research-based and standards-aligned literacy and math solutions 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. Our flexible programs seamlessly adapt to meet your needs for before- and after-school initiatives and summer learning.

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Extending Time

Extended Learning may include plans for before and after school, summer learning, and ongoing SEL efforts. Maximize the extra time available to focus on skills development with minimal 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 opportunities to before and after school and summer sessions may mean recruiting non-certified teachers, volunteers, tutors—even older students.

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 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

Implementing a successful Extended Learning community will require trusted researched-based and standards-aligned solutions that address foundational math and literacy skills. Resources should be easy to implement for instructors, be hands-on for students, and provide practice and application that can be accessed in a variety of learning scenarios. 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…

  • Making an effort to be a part of a new learning community
  • 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!
  • Building knowledge and excitement with easy-to-implement resources
  • Fostering a sense of confidence as an instructor/leader
  • Working in nontraditional environments or adapted spaces
  • Building trusting relationships with students
  • Collaborating with new peers and building professional relationships
  • Selecting research-based and standards-aligned resources that provide opportunities for rapid growth
  • Helping noncertified and new instructors feel confident with built-in implementation support
  • Creating new school/learning communities (before, after, summer) for success and empowerment
  • Addressing the needs of families and caregivers

Extended Learning Collection

See how our curated collection of literacy and math 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 students) while promoting fundamental skills development at any time—before or after school, summer sessions, etc. Click on the program titles to 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

PreK–8 10
Word Wisdom

Vocabulary

3–6 20

The Superkids Foundational Skills Kit Online Resources Not Available Summer 2022

*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
PreK–8 10
Word Wisdom
Vocabulary
3–6 20

The Superkids Foundational Skills Kit Online Resources Not Available Summer 2022

*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
PreK–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
PreK–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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