From Surviving to Thriving - The Transition to Online Teaching

Concurrent Session 6
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Brief Abstract

The transition to online education has been chaotic for schools and teachers across the nation. The lack of funding and subsequent lack of support has put the otus on teachers to provide an online learning environment that maintains the rigor and support previously provided. This presentation will discuss tips, strategies and tools that teachers can use and implement right away to ensure a meaningful learning experience for students.

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Extended Abstract

Recent events have led to a nation-wide shift in how teachers manage their classrooms, deliver instruction, and facilitate students’ progress. Teachers have moved from the familiar brick and mortar classroom to the unfamiliar confines of home and the potentially chaotic landscape of the World Wide Web as the primary resource for learning.

Having spent that last several months working in this new landscape, you may have felt more prepared to meet this challenge. However, you probably also know, better than most, that using online content to support or enhance your curriculum is quite different from teaching entirely online.
How can you create or maintain a rich and supportive classroom online? What tools, technologies, and methods have proven to be most useful? How do you take care of students—both academically and emotionally—when you can’t always see how they’re reacting? This presentation will answer these questions; it will also suggest some strategies for making your time with students online feel constructive and rewarding, if not completely normal.