What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready? Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.
The problem: You suddenly have to shift your mode of presentation…. “go online” or have a lesson prepared when you are ill and do not have a substitute. There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready? Create ready-to-use lessons that can help you always to be prepared (Ferdig, et al, 2020). For example: virtual field trips, social justice lessons, opportunities for students to be creative researchers, lesson plans for sick days, etc.
A solution: Use MERLOT’s Content Builder, Google Docs, or your favorite online creation tool to develop a lesson to use when you have to shift what you are doing without much time to prepare (Kelly, 2020). The presenters will upload their “hip pocket” lessons for viewing prior to the session; thus time in the session can be spent brainstorming ideas for attendees’ own just-in-time lessons, referencing the presenters’ examples, and sharing resources with the facilitators.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to create a lesson that can be shared with students and colleagues. Participants will be able to search for other examples of lesson plans for emergency use.
Attendees will come away with examples of just-in-time lessons to use whenever the need arises and the ability to create their own lesson.
Ferdig, R.E., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R. & Mouza, C. (Eds). (2020). Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 15, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/.
Kelly, M. (2020). Good emergency lesson plans can take the stress out of an emergency. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/emergency-lesson-plans-8283.