Recently I gave a professional development session focused on remote learning and engagement for specials teachers. As part of that presentation, I created learning playlists for the teachers in the meeting. If you are interested in art, music, p.e., or stem feel free to check out the sets below! Learning Playlist for Art Learning Playlist for STEM Learning Playlist Music Learning Playlist for P.E. & Health
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