Remote Teaching — Looking Back to the Spring
Today we are looking back at a webinar we conducted in March 2020 —Best Practices for Remote Teaching with Dr, Maria Andersen. It seems hard to believe that it’s been almost eight months since we were standing on the doorstep of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was some great advice in that webinar. Here are some key takeaways:
- Remote classes are not the same as Online classes
- Remote Teaching is similar to Face-to-Face Teaching
- There are straightforward ways to prepare your virtual classroom
- You can use “Think-Pair-Share” to boost your virtual breakout sessions
- Synchronous document editing can be a way to engage students in class discussions.
- You can use a Document Camera to “write on the board” in real-time
- Students can use their devices to turn in work
- How you can make your assessment questions “UnGoogleable”
- There are ways to get creative and rethink assessments using the ESIL Lens
We encourage you to go back and give the webinar another look for a good refresh of where things stood back in the Spring.
What’s Next for Remote Teaching?
At a time when many of us found ourselves thrown into a new situation, our webinar provided a solid foundation to build upon. In fact, all of the remote teaching best practices Dr. Anderson discussed apply to any remote teaching strategy. Now that we are in the midst of the fall 2020 semester, however, is there anything we can add to the mix? Recently, we looked at two additional tips you can adopt into your remote teaching repertoire. In a few days, you can learn even more.
Moving Forward — Tuning Your Remote Teaching
On Friday, October 23 at 12 PM ET, Cooursetune CEO Maria Andersen Ph.D. will discuss how remote teaching can be as effective and rewarding as face-to-face teaching. You’ll learn strategies and tips that can build on what we learned in the Spring and fine-tune your remote teaching even more.