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Nancy LathamWelcome Educators,

We find ourselves in a unique time. Educators are being called upon to respond swiftly to meet the needs of diverse learners around the world. The challenges are real, but so are the opportunities to  innovate. From teachers to school support professionals to administrators, we have seen educators rise to this challenge, putting their learners and families first. You are amazing!  

This truly is the moment to expand our creative teaching strategies like never before, to personalize our curriculum to meet learner’s individual academic, social, and resource needs, to develop substantive relationships with learners’ families, and to collaborate with our colleagues to strengthen and change the face of education together!  

LearnAway is your space — a space for educators to find and share resources and ideas, as well as a place for just-in-time, expert professional guidance from practitioners and educators across our state and country.

The ideas and resources contributed to this site are reviewed for relevance and appropriateness and then tagged through our curation process to make it as easy as possible for you to find the exact helps and supports you are looking for to inspire your remote instruction and connection to your learners. Please keep visiting and keep contributing as we grow our resources and add interviews with education experts to inspire and encourage you.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is excited to be your partner. On behalf of the UIUC Council on Teacher Education, College of Education, and all 31 of our educator preparation licensure programs — welcome to LearnAway!  

We would love your contributions to this site as we keep collecting resources. Share your feedback and expertise. Let us know which resources your tried. Use the hashtag #ILLINOISLearnAway to inspire other educators with your personal experiences and breakthroughs.

You’ve got this! Enjoy every teachable moment as we learn and innovate together!

Nancy Latham
Executive Director, Council on Teacher Education
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign