Translating Old School Techniques into Online Instructional Strategies: Repurposing strategies that we love!
Traditional teaching methods often seem useless when it comes to online learning. With tweaking, we can transform some familiar techniques into our digital classrooms.
We will take a few old-school, in-person instructional methods and translate them into interactive, online teaching strategies that will increase student engagement and active learning.
Technology use has an influence on the students’ scope of teaching and learning; yet its presence in the education sector is varied amongst tools, resources, and implementation. Teacher education candidates are participating in preparatory programs that require 21st knowledge and skills; yet the modeling amongst higher education faculty and their K-12 practitioner mentors are skewed. The ideas of effective technology integration are faced with challenges on teaching philosophies, user gaps between digital immigrants and natives, teacher performance evaluation indicators, and access to the appropriate tools in the instructional setting.
National education organizations and accrediting agencies endorse practitioners (at all levels) to demonstrate technology-rich knowledge, skills, and dispositions for a generation of Millenials and their digital successors. Professional educators make thousands of decisions in a face-to-face classroom environment that together contribute to the learning progress of students, from direct instruction techniques to the development of classroom culture to student support strategies. In an online or blended learning environment, a lot of these instructional decisions must be reconsidered and more explicitly communicated.
Do traditional teaching methods often seem to you to be difficult to apply when it comes to online and blended learning? For example, did you discard the socratic method, group games, and learning stations unless your students were sitting in your classroom?
With a little tweaking, we can transform some familiar techniques from the in-person environment into our digital classrooms. In this session we will give you the “Sam’s Club” approach by showcasing a few of the strategies that with a little adjusting, can be taken from the brick and mortar classroom straight into the virtual environment.
You can expect to be asked about methods you have used in brick and mortar classrooms and actively participate in a sampling of these strategies and take away a list of others you can customize to your online teaching needs.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Use questioning techniques specific to the online learning environment
Create a word wall
Design a digital carousel of learning