Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning Now with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning Now with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well. Based in San Diego, Dr. Rhoads talks about how to integrate instructional strategies, have a teacher toolbox, how to show teachers technology, using Google Jamboard to brainstorm, how to observe and model online teaching for teachers. Additionally, he shares thoughts on how to use Zoom effectively (and not too much) and how to engage students. Finally, he reflects on attendance issues and how to help students who need it most.

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Dr. Matthew Rhoads – Bio as Submitted

Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is an Educational Specialist at a secondary school in a school district located in North San Diego County. He is also a lecturer at San Diego State University on Educational Technology and Instruction as well as a student teacher supervisor for the Dual Language and English Learner department.

Dr. Rhoads is also an educational consultant with Discovery Source. His new book is Navigating the Toggled Term: Preparing Secondary Educators for Navigating Fall 2020 and Beyond, which discuss how schools can navigate online, hybrid learning, and traditional classroom settings by moving interchangeably between each of these educational settings with the online instructional infrastructure and the toggled term instructional model. Navigating the Toggled Term also provides chapters on selecting edtech tools, edtech tools and their instructional applications, differentiating instruction, Special Education case management and online IEPs, reopening schools and refining reopening school plans, and instructional and organizational frameworks that can help schools and districts toggle between online, hybrid, and traditional educational settings.


Twitter: @mattrhoads1990

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Blake Langenwalter October 11, 2020 - 12:50 am

This was a great episode of the podcast, I’m a junior at the University of Northern Iowa and in the Education program. I am in an education technology class and discovering a lot of stuff this semester. Thank you to Mark and Vicki both for introducing new ideas that I haven’t even considered before. What stuck out to me the most is when Vicki said “We know there is no such thing as stagnation.” I never thought of this before, but it is really true. I enjoyed this episode and look forward to more episodes of the podcast.

Vicki Davis October 25, 2020 - 8:04 pm

Welcome, Blake. So many UNI students comment and interact with the podcast. Dr. Zeitz is a professor there and is a friend. Thanks for dropping by.


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