Connect with a professional learning community of educators in this four-part professional development series – Foundations of Virtual Instruction. The Foundations of Virtual Instruction series explores virtual instruction through the thematic progression of: planning & preparation, instruction, classroom environment and social-emotional learning.
Utilizing intentional modeling and discussions on how to deliver quality instruction, participants explore the foundations of virtual education to support their students through a variety of learning models such as face-to-face, hybrid and remote. Participants practice planning and creating new strategies and resources to utilize immediately in their classroom.
This series focuses on a foundational understanding of remote learning. For a more advanced course, or for a focus on Early Ed, please view Transforming with Virtual Education or Virtually Instructing Early Learners.
Discuss best practices for facilitating virtual instruction.
Plan how virtual instruction will look in your classroom.
Create learning materials and resources to support virtual instruction.
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|Session Title||Date||Description||Learning Outcomes|
|Digitizing Best Practices in a Lesson Sequence||Jan. 11 at 6pm ET||Whether face-to-face, hybrid or remote, we may be faced with the question - “How can I plan to implement instructional strategies that I know support learning but design the activities to be completed in any learning environment?” In this session, participants will learn how to take “Best Practices” and instructional strategies in a lesson sequence and digitize them for the virtual face-to-face, hybrid or remote classroom to bring quality education seamlessly to any learning environment!||- Identify instructional strategies used throughout a lesson sequence.
- Determine digital tools to implement instructional best practices and strategies.
- Discuss possible solutions to address barriers in delivering instructional strategies virtually.
|Remediate Learning with Small Group Online Instruction||Jan. 18 at 6pm ET||Small group instruction is a valuable method of teaching, planning and implementing remediation strategies that can be challenging regardless of the setting. In this session, engage in a planning routine applicable to a variety of grade levels and subject areas in order to support the implementation of student remediation through remote small group instruction. Collaborate with a network of educators to discuss best practices, explore instructional tools, and build their capacity to address individual learning needs, remotely!||- Identify small group instruction learning goals.
- Determine remediation strategies aligned with learning goals.
- Select strategies and tools to engage students in small group instruction remotely.
- Utilize the TPACK planning framework to plan small group instruction.
|A Learner’s Perspective: Navigating a Virtual Classroom||Jan. 25 at 6pm ET||Designing lessons, building multimedia presentations, communicating with parents, and grading assignments are just some of the tasks educators deal with on a daily basis. The transition into remote learning and the development of virtual classrooms have changed how educators build and deliver learning experiences In this session, participants will place themselves in the learner’s shoes to experience the virtual learning space. You will learn to implement research-based strategies to prevent potential cognitive barriers and create your own evaluative resource to build impactful learning experiences in your virtual classroom.||- Identify potential learning barriers in a virtual classroom.
- Examine strategies that can be implemented to cognitively support a digital learning experience.
- Develop an evaluative resource to assess potential barriers in your virtual classroom.
|Identifying SEL Strategies for All||Feb. 1 at 6pm ET||Student social and emotional wellbeing is essential in order to help students grow academically - and it is also important to address our well being. As the fluidity between face-to-face and remote learning becomes more prevalent in today’s educational climate, SEL skills are needed in order to help both teachers and students cope with change, address new challenges, make meaning of their new environments and build strong connections. In this session, learners will identify strategies and create routines that can be integrated into a remote classroom to support the social and emotional wellbeing of all.||- Define social-emotional learning.
- Analyze important social-emotional skills and strategies needed to support remote learning.
- Create routines used to support social-emotional learning.
- Reflect on the routines and strategies used to support social-emotional learning in the remote learning classroom.
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