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This exciting and fast-paced session, primarily focused on Google Tools, will be filled with A-ha moments. Explore and learn how to maximize your device with tips and tricks to make you more organized, efficient, and engaging.
School districts everywhere want to give teachers access to professional development opportunities, but with budgets tight, tensions high, and time short, PD needs to appeal to teacher interests and not have the appearance of a mandate. While it’s not the only answer, school districts should look inward to provide virtually different PD for staff, leveraging the strengths and expertise within the district and the tools and resources available through learning management systems and virtualized meeting spaces.
Join the PLConnect Team in this 6-part series as we dive into Fisher, Frey and Hattie’s new book, The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12.
This is the first session in the series of on-demand videos. We will embark on a journey to analyze the research of Robert Marzano and John Hattie to determine what best practices look like in a digital learning environment and how to implement those strategies to provide high-quality learning experiences for all students.
Over the course of this year, we have seen a shift from Pandemic/Crisis Teaching to in person, hybrid, and/or full virtual learning. With all the changes and sudden shifts in teaching and learning, how do we provide meaningful, actionable feedback to our teachers on hybrid/virtual lessons that goes beyond praise? This session will provide a variety of resources, look fors, and strategies on feedback in the hybrid/virtual environment.
The need for real-time access to captions for students came to light during remote learning. The fact of the matter is, however, that there was a need for them way before the pandemic, and there continues to be a need for them now and going forward.
What does math instruction look like in a virtual or hybrid learning environment? What does engagement look like? What should a teacher look for in their own classroom as they build an engaging, meaningful mathematics classroom? In this session, Laurie Ferry will explore the look fors of engagement, scaffolding, tasks and student conversations and how a teacher can accomplish those look fors in a virtual/hybrid learning environment. She will be using a variety of Visible Learning sources and tools to demonstrate these look fors.
In this session, participants will learn about high-impact instructional strategies to incorporate into lesson planning based on the Instructional Framework. Participants will see a lesson plan modeled for them and then have the opportunity to adapt one of their own lesson plans.
Inquiry-based learning can work in any subject and with any grade level. Here, students ask their own questions, engage in research, analyze data, and share their findings with others.
This short presentation by Carrie Rosebrock, a Professional Learning Specialist at CIESC, explains the various hybrid/blended learning options, what you might be seeing in your own unique classroom set-ups, as well as how to potentially plan for modules or think through your in-person lessons to maximize your time with students.
With so much uncertainty of how education is delivered, a flipped classroom model provides flexibility not only for the educator, but also for students how they learn. A flipped classroom is based on the idea that short, direct instruction videos can be viewed at home so that more in-depth concepts can be discussed in class.
What is DOK and how can teachers adjust questions to increase it? Michelle covers what DOK is and is not, then presents easy ways to adjust questions in Google Forms to take students to higher levels of thinking.
“How am I supposed to teach math virtually?” is a common cry from many educators during this pandemic. It is okay, you are not alone! Attendees for this session will become “students” in a virtual setting and be able to see and feel what their students observe in this same environment.
How can you create a hybrid/virtual classroom where students of different abilities, interest, or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, apply, synthesize and evaluate concepts as part of the daily learning process? Explore a variety of ways to differentiate instruction and engage all students in the learning, no matter where it occurs. Discover the value and teacher credibility and clarity from the tenets of John Hattie’s Visible Learning. See how these all can impact student achievement and engage all learners in your hybrid/virtual classroom.
With the switch to a very virtual education world, how does the library effectively go virtual? What would that look like? What would that entail? What should it include?
Over the course of this year, we have seen a shift from Pandemic/Crisis Teaching to in person, hybrid, and/or full virtual learning. With all the changes and sudden shifts in teaching and learning, how do we provide meaningful, actionable feedback to our students on hybrid/virtual lessons that goes beyond praise? How do we effectively evaluate and issue grades as well? This session will provide a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the areas of grading, assessment, and feedback in the hybrid/virtual classroom.
Effective teaching is effective teaching, no matter where it occurs. But how do we assess and support our teachers in a hybrid and/or virtual classroom? This session will provide examples of best practices in the hybrid/virtual classroom as well as tips and tools for administrators, instructional coaches, department chairs to assess and support their teachers.
Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Specialist at Indiana Online, discusses her tips for accessibility referencing the National Standards for Quality Online Courses.