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Embrace the New Year to revive your SpacesEDU Class. By now, you’ve spent a sufficient amount of time with your students to be able to identify their learning needs and adapt your teaching practices accordingly. If you’ve implemented SpacesEDU in the Fall, it’s time for your class to elevate usage of the platform. This blog outlines four ways to kick-start the new year with a renewed sense of enthusiasm.

1. Re-engage Your Students Through Discussions and Activities

Ease the post-winter break transition by re-engaging students through an Activity or discussion prompts. Promote multimedia usage for enhanced and open sharing.

Consider the following topics in an Activity or a Post to the Class Space:

2. Re-engage Families in the Learning Journey

Extend New Year greetings to all connected family members on SpacesEDU. Communicate class priorities, learning objectives, and attach additional resources:

3. Assign Self-Reflection on Competencies and/or Goals

The New Year allows students to reflect on their progress in mastering competencies and the goals set at the start of the school year.

You can assign your students an Activity in their Individual Space, allowing them to privately reflect on their growth:

4. Tidy Up Your SpacesEDU Class

Out with the old, in with the new. Most people believe in cleaning their physical spaces before the New Year, which is a principle that can be applied to your SpacesEDU class.

Looking to enhance your understanding of SpacesEDU, join us at one of our upcoming webinars.

Learn how to view and add content to student portfolios from your SpacesEDU teacher account with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis.

Empower students to meaningfully capture, connect, and build their Portrait of a Graduate with SpacesEDU.

Learn about adding content to your Portfolios as a Student from within SpacesEDU. Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis!

Learn about building and publishing Portfolio Templates from within the SpacesEDU District Administrator account (with full permission). Follow along with our Portfolio Expert, Jordan Lewis!

To make your jobs as school leads and administrators easier, we are providing you with the following Introduction to SpacesEDU Family Toolkit to successfully launch SpacesEDU across your schools, which includes:

  1. Video Walkthrough
    A video explaining the various components of the toolkit
  2. SpacesEDU Family Homework
    A fun way to inspire families to explore their SpacesEDU account with their student
  3. Email Templates
    Email templates to invite families to the SpacesEDU Family Info Session and collect their feedback on user experience
  4. Google Slides for a Family Info Session
    A ready-made presentation to help families understand how they can support their students and actively engage in their learning on SpacesEDU
  5. Surveys
    Questions to ask families for feedback on the info session and their SpacesEDU user experience

💡Are you looking for more? Click here to explore our additional Family Resources.

A Portfolio Template is a way for districts to customize, standardize, and organize a Portfolio that they share with teachers and students. Districts can easily create a Portfolio for a specific grade or grade range, a specific school, or the entire district. Portfolios are a great way to document and track competency-based education and district-wide initiatives like Portrait of a Graduate, student-led conferences, transitions, and more!

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