Professional Learning in My PJ’s? Professional Learning Experiences for Distance Learners
Concurrent Session 8
Participants learn how one online, multi-state/regulated Educator Preparation Program created a centralized online/self-service resource hub used to direct students/faculty to resources needed during the ever-changing clinical practice setting due to the Pandemic. This session highlights a virtual school that creates authentic and equitable professional learning experiences using a virtual platform.
Participants will learn how one online, multi-state regulated Educator Preparation Program capitalized on COVID innovations to re-shape how teacher candidates were equipped with tools to validate clinical practice requirements via technology. Participants will also learn which of these practices/innovations have found a permanent place in clinical support because of the improvements they added in lieu of traditional practices.
This session will highlight a centralized online resource hub and Simulated School that creates authentic and equitable professional learning experiences that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student's field of study or career interest using a virtual platform. The Simulated School guides students through best practices of addressing classroom inequities and how to support K-12 students who have unmet social emotional needs, trauma, academic accommodations, and a history of a deficit-based academic approach.
This highly interactive session will draw from universal struggles that higher education professionals faced during the Pandemic. Presenters will model virtual tools to engage learners throughout this session. Participants will explore research-based best practices in virtual teaching and learning and complete a self-diagnosis assessment of their own degree programs regarding authentic and equitable professional learning experiences.
- Examine the key elements of a centralized online/self-service resource hub for students/faculty.
- Create authentic and equitable professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student's field of study or career interest using a virtual platform.
- Understand how state regulatory requirements can be satisfied by using virtual experiences.
-Recognize how to repurpose existing resources to innovate new solutions.
5 min Overview of issues and solutioning
15 min Self-diagnosis and needs assessment of professional learning experiences
10 min Demonstration of centralized online/self-service resource hub and Simulated School
10 min Call to Action: Ensure participants leave committed to next steps
5 min Q&A