Challenges of teachers and schools implementing online learning

March 25, 2020

(Notes from all sessions)

Special education teacher in Arizona: time required for students - 4 to 5 hours of classwork means too much for parents and kids; coordination through email only; class videos must be recorded with no individual phone or video contact.

Question: What is appropriate amount of time/work for students to expect?

Question: Is LMS platform working for kids?

Question: How are IEP goals being addressed?

Question: How to address art, music, and other special subjects?

 

Middle school technology and history teacher in Italy:  model used for digital learning - limit access; district mandate of one synchronous meeting per day of 15 minutes; high school using another model of a virtual classroom; time constraints and availability of teachers to students; supporting needs of all stakeholders requiring no homework or limit of 40 minutes; targeting parents with information to assist kids; need resources for parents, grandparents, kids; helpful access to internet tools but access isn’t always in homes; DoDEA allowing access to school computers; using Tinker.com resources (free to schools with access to <300 students)

Question: What is the most effective model of online learning for students?

Question: How can we support all stakeholders in digital learning?

Question: How can technology be used to make learning efficient and effective?

 

Math teacher in Turkey: using Google classroom but need to know how to monitor and control student behavior, participation, etc.; how to assess student learning

Question: How do we monitor and control student behavior and participation?

Question: How do we assess student learning?

 

School Principal in Turkey:  managing online classrooms

Question: How to manage virtual online classrooms including assignments, system of management, etc.?

Question: How can teachers be more coordinated in the effort to provide online classrooms?

Question: How can we engage students to pay attention, work as directed, etc.

 

School Director in Turkey:  using Google Suite now

Question: How to manage quizzes, exams, and assignments with students?

 

March 25, 2020

Dear Teachers,

It is so wonderful that many organizations, schools, and teachers have begun to share resources to help shift into distance education.  The resources are so plentiful, that, while we are adding a ton of links and resources today, we are beginning to gather enough information and questions from teachers attending our free sessions that we will begin some topic-centered seminars on Sunday, March 29.  We are listening!  Below are some of the questions that will be addressed in seminars next week:

Question: What is appropriate amount of time/work for students to expect?

Question: What online learning platforms are working for kids?

Question: How are IEP goals being addressed?

Question: How to address art, music, and other special subjects?

Question: What is the most effective model of online learning for students?

Question: How can we support all stakeholders in digital learning?

Question: How can technology be used to make learning efficient and effective?

Question: How do we monitor and control student behavior and participation?

Question: How do we assess student learning?

Question: How to manage virtual online classrooms including assignments, system of management, etc.?

Question: How can teachers be more coordinated in the effort to provide online classrooms?

Question: How can we engage students to pay attention, work as directed, etc.

Question: How do schools and teachers manage quizzes, exams, and assignments with students?

Question: How do we support parents, grandparents, and students in terms of stress, computer usage, etc.?

Our registration schedule for the next two weeks of FREE seminars will be available on Saturday, March 28. Based on your expressed needs, we are starting our first week with sessions addressing special education and struggling student needs, online strategies for engaging students, and establishing classroom structures and expectations.  More sessions and additional meeting times will be added as we go along.

Below are two wonderful links shared and compiled by educational organizations and teachers who wanted to share with other educators during this time.  Most of the materials are free or at low cost.

Since we all have stress during this time, please be mindful to take care of yourself and your loved ones.  As in your virtual classroom, it is important to develop routines and a schedule for your week too. Plan for group/family time by sharing memories, share a meal together, reflect on happy memories of vacations, adventures, and/or events through pictures, and plan a time allotment for free time, play time, family time, work time, computer usage time, and private time. Develop a schedule that all who are in your house (or virtual classroom) can agree on.

Be safe, take care, and keep a positive attitude!

Marilynn Henley

https://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/temporary-e-learning-tips-for-teachers/?utm_campaign=Weekly_Newsletter_%2523691_PreK-5&utm_source=simon&utm_medium=email

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

 

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