Distance learning can be meaningful, engaging, and filled with joy for both students and teachers. In this course you will explore how to adjust your practice and support students in the virtual environment. You will learn about digital tools to streamline your communication with students and families and to simplify your work day. This course will share best practices and time-saving tips for managing your workload effectively while supporting and encouraging students and their families. The course text, "The Distance Learning Playbook Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in any Setting" guides you through reflections on your current classroom practice and adapting for distance teaching. The additional course readings and resources will help you to develop the tools and strategies for successful distance teaching and learning. Grade levels: K - 12
By the end of the course participants will understand:
- How to shift effective teaching practices from the classroom to the online environment.
- The tech tools available to support distance learning.
- The importance of developing teacher-student relationships in the distance learning environment.
- Instructional techniques that are effective in the online environment.