Jun 15, 2021
The Distance Learning Playbook: How to Teach Online and Engage Your Students
Whether you are teaching in a virtual school or preparing for the next snow day, distance learning is here to stay. This class is designed to support teachers and coaches as they navigate what teaching in an online environment really looks like.
In this course, teachers will explore strategies for distance and online learning. They will read and process "The Distance Learning Playbook" by Fisher, Frey & Hattie. Educators will be asked to discuss, transfer and apply some of the key ideas in the book as they explore research-based distance learning practices that are part of a digital classroom.
We will explore and discuss practical ideas that you can use to help design the structure of a virtual classroom and support that learning with digital tools that can enhance and extend the experience for your students.
In this class, participants will:
- Learn how to attend to the social-emotional needs of themselves, colleagues, and students in a distance learning environment.
- Explore and plan for the incorporation of a variety of highly effective instructional approaches in a distance learning environment.
- Recognize and effectively plan for the equity challenges associated with distance learning.
- Write and reflect on their distance learning practices and plan for future instruction.
The course will be taught in an online environment with learning modules that are hosted in Canvas. The class is taught asynchronously, which means that assignments will have due dates, but participants can work on the content at times of their choosing. Participants do not need to be available, or online, at specific times for the asynchronous modules.
Participants are required to purchase a copy of: "The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting" (2020) by Fisher, Frey & Hattie. This book is not provided by Grant Wood AEA. Participants will need to purchase this book BEFORE the class begins.
The class begins on August 2 and the closing date is September 5, 2021.
This class is eligible for 1 recertification or 1 graduate credit.