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Sun West Online Teaching On Demand PD & Resources

Sun West Online Teaching On Demand PD & Resources

Overview

This is a professional development plan to support face to face teachers with moving to an online environment.  The intent of this framework is to provide a tiered approach to support teachers with their needs to support students and families. There are 4 parts to consider when planning for engaging online instruction.

Introduction for Teaching Online

This is a professional development plan to support face to face teachers with moving to an online environment.  The intent of this framework is to provide a tiered approach to support teachers with their needs to support students and families. There are 4 parts to consider when planning for engaging online instruction.

The 4 Areas are:

1. Planning for Navigation 

2. Building Community

3. Designing for Relationships

4. Designing for Assessment

Cohort Groups and Online Links: See attached document below

 

Planning for Navigation and Orientation

Overview: 

Just like teaching in a classroom, it is important for there to be a clear and predictable routines that happens daily. The same is true for online learning communities as well! In Part 2 of this series, tips for creating predictable, concise and clear patterns for how students navigate their online community will be shared. The topics will include course tours to share the key parts of online courses: teacher block, course information, lesson/unit navigation, assessment submissions, learning activity checklists, visual patterns, pacing guides/timelines, and tips for clear and concise instruction.

 

Planning for Navigation and Orientation

Basics for Online Lesson Planning

Basics for Online Lesson Planning

Example of DLC Orientation Live Video

DLC Orientation for K-9 Program

Example of DLC Orientation for High School

DLC Orientation for High School Program

Welcome to Grade 6 Presentation Click: Example

Building a Community

Dates/Times: TBD

Overview:

The fundamentals of teaching have not changed. What has changed is our location of our classroom “community”. During this series, we will explore ideas of how to build our classroom community from a distance. The topics will include tips for creating schedules, tutorials on how to connect synchronously (live) with students and asynchronously (not-live) with students. We will also explore what teachers, students and families are already familiar with for communicating at a distance and use what we already know. This may include email, See Saw, OneNote Class, Blogs, or Moodle. Creating a community from a distance is key to learning online! By setting up routines, procedures, orientations and teachers being present will keep learners engaged!

 

Building Online Communities

: Video of Webinar Sept. 2020

Designing for Relationships

Dates/Times TBD

Overview:

Keeping our learners engaged is tricky when we can’t “see” them each and every day! Thinking about the “fun” that happens during class breaks or recess or lunch hour between teachers and students and how we can create these opportunities at a distance is important.  Part 3 will showcase different ideas that will help to continue the relationships we have with our students and families. Meeting their academic needs and their social/emotional needs are key!

Session Topics: Each of the topics are 45-60 minutes lead by DLC Teachers

  • Communication Strategies for Students, Parents, School
  • Student Support in an Online Environment
  • Mental Health Supports
  • “Recess” and “Hallway Hangouts”

Designing for Assessment

Overview:

This section is an overview of strategies for implementing formative and summative assessment opportunities and procedures for our students. The formative assessment strategies will include a variety of online interactive tools that use video, audio and text for students to connect and show what they know in their own way. Summative assessment strategies are also key to document student achievement. It is imperative that teachers share the tools and skills that are needed for their students to submit their summative assignments in a safe online environment.  

 

Designing for Assessment