Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how. I had so many people ask for the video. Here is the video and infographic to help you.
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Outline of Conversation (Direct Links)
4:24 What teachers are saying during the coronavirus stay-home orders
8:38 Emotional Stress, Kids, and Self-Care
10:32 How children respond to trauma
13:35 The problem with being too rigid
13:55 What makes effective distance learning
18:10 Consistent layout in online learning
18:54 Don't start from scratch
19:28 Translating direct instruction online
21:41 Grouping online
23:54 One on one instruction online
25:29 Administrators and online bell schedules
26:33 Accessibility and equity
32:10 Assessment in online learning and tools (formative assessment)
34:50 Summative Assessment options
37:28 Project-based learning online
41:30 Accountability and student engagement in online learning
42:52 Making time for teacher PD
43:08 “Class Captains” to help moderate backchannel chats
43:18 Orientation for online learning
44:00 Tools and Tips
44:28 Formative assessment tips
45:38 Encouragement and reminders for teachers everywhere
10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices
In this webinar, we cover:
- Where we are now and the struggles we face
- Emotional trauma and learning
- What makes effective distance learning (and how it is different from face to face)
- Instructional design best practices
- Creating lessons
- Translating face to face to online including grouping, small groups and one on one time
- Accessibility and equity
- Project-based learning online
Infographic with the ten essential principles
Biographies of Presenters
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I really appreciated how the first essential principle you listed was focusing on your students’ physical and mental health. During this pandemic, many people are having changes in their physical and mental health. Some children are not getting physical activity everyday, eat snacks instead of meals because their parents aren’t home during the day, missing out on fresh fruits and veggies, playing hours of video games each day, etc. When it comes to their mental health, this pandemic brings a lot of anxiety and fear onto even the littlest of people. Some children do not understand why they can’t see their teacher and friends anymore. School is a huge part of children’s lives and it all went a way so quickly. I know even as an adult college student, my mental health has been suffering from anxiety and not having a normal schedule. I can’t imagine how little first graders would be feeling right now. That is why I admired you for putting students’ mental and physical health as the first essential principle. It is so important to see our students as people like us. The other principle I thought was super important was #2, relationships. Understanding what your students’ may be going through right now, and keeping that positive relationship through that. “Relationships are the heart of instruction.” I loved that. If we want our students to learn from us, we have continue positive relationships. This totally can be trickier over the computer, but almost more important during this pandemic. I have seen a lot of teachers in my hometown sending letters out to their students. My boyfriend’s little sister has her’s hanging up in her room. Those little things create positive relationships. It truly is the little things!!
Really enjoyed your post,
I am learning about online practices in the classroom and how to most efficiently use them in my Educational Technology and Design class at the University of Northern Iowa. Teaching safe online practices to students is essential since the internet is one of the best resource to use in the classroom. Teaching student this will help keep themselves and others safe online. This also opened my eyes of the teachers part of interest safety and usage. Using the interest to its fullest is the goal in the classroom and this helped me learn additional information on how to do that as a teacher.