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Featured Workshops: Distance Learning Strategies for Math and ELA!

Calling all Math and ELA teachers in grades 6-12: our Distance Learning workshop series provides an in-depth look at leveraging the power of synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies in your content area.

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Please Register for Sessions Below

Please check back to this page in the future for workshop offerings in this strand.

Asynchronous Distance Learning Strategies for Math Grs. 6-12

How can we maintain rigor and engagement with asynchronous online math learning?

In this workshop, participants will …

  • Delineate between synchronous vs. asynchronous distance learning
  • Explore sample asynchronous learning activities specific to the math classroom
  • Summarize some strategies and techniques for asynchronous distance learning from the examples
  • Discuss the role of feedback in distance learning
  • Consider tips, reflect on your own practice, and set goals

Duration: 1.25 hours

Target Audience: Math Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates and Times: Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Synchronous Distance Learning Strategies for Math Grs. 6-12

In this workshop, participants will…

  • Explore sample synchronous learning activities specific to the math classroom
  • Consider the connection of synchronous to asynchronous distance learning
  • Discuss the role of feedback in synchronous learning sessions
  • Consider tips, reflect on own practice and set goals

Duration: 1.25 hours

Target Audience: Math Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates and Times: Thursday May 28th at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM

Asynchronous Distance Learning Strategies for ELA Grs. 6-12

In this workshop, participants will…

  • Delineate between synchronous vs. asynchronous distance learning
  • Explore some sample asynchronous learning activities specific to language arts classroom
  • Summarize some strategies and techniques for asynchronous distance learning from the examples
  • Discuss the role of feedback in distance learning
  • Consider tips, reflect on your own practice, and set goals

Duration: 1.25 hours

Target Audience: ELA teachers Grades 6-12

Dates and Times: Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Synchronous Distance Learning Strategies for ELA Grs. 6-12

In this workshop, participants will…

  • Explore sample synchronous learning activities specific to the language arts classroom
  • Consider the connection of synchronous to asynchronous distance learning
  • Discuss the role of feedback in synchronous learning sessions
  • Consider tips, reflect on own practice and set goals

Duration: 1.25 hours

Target Audience: ELA teachers Grades 6-12

Dates and Times: Friday May 29th at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM

Assessments in Online Learning

This session will help teachers think about assessments they are using with their students. In this workshop new assessment methods and strategies will be touched upon to help understand how students are learning during distant learning.

Objectives:

  • Reflect on current assessment practices
  • Determine Assessment objectives
  • Discuss new assessment methods and strategies
  • Develop a practical assessment for measuring student assessment

Duration: 2 hours

Target Audience: Teachers

Dates and Times: Tuesday May 26th at 4:00PM

Unplugged Activities for Remote Learning

This session will help teachers generate lots of ideas for offering unplugged activities that connect to curriculum in a meaningful and productive way. In this workshop, teachers will explore projects, ideas and activities that they can share with students to do independently.

Objectives:

  • Define levels of and resources available for unplugged activities
  • Explore project and activity ideas
  • Associate projects and activities with curricula needs
  • Generate a project or activity
  • Identify strategies for assessing unplugged activities

Duration: 2 hours

Target Audience: Teachers

Dates and Times: Wednesday May 27th at 9:30AM

Special Education Adaptations for Online Learning

Special education service providers and ELL teachers will learn how to turn traditional classroom modifications into online modifications and will explore technologies and tools that will help educators do that. This workshop will provide educators with tons of resources, ideas, and technologies to help reach all learners.

Objectives:

  • Reflect on necessary learning objectives for students with special needs
  • Identify pedagogy and classroom management strategies for students with special needs
  • Connect classroom modifications from IEP and 504 plans with online learning modifications
  • Share best practices

Duration: 2 hours

Target Audience: All teachers including special education providers.

Dates and Times: Wednesday May 27th at 1:00PM

Please check back to this page in the future for workshop offerings in this strand.

Please check back to this page in the future for workshop offerings in this strand.

Please check back to this page in the future for workshop offerings in this strand.

Previous Sessions

Strand I – Pre-Google 101: Introductory Skills

In this introductory session, participants will explore how the use of technology and the use of Google Apps can support organization and time management in the distance learning environment.

Strand I – Working with Google: G-Suite and Google Apps Introduction

In this session, participants will explore and use G-Suite applications to build documents, incorporate presentations, and explore data in spreadsheets to support learning. Activities will incorporate advanced search techniques with Google Search, Google Books and Google Scholar as well as integrating Google Calendar and Gmail in instructional planning. Participants will learn the tools to support teaching as well as enhance student learning.

Strand I – Working with Google: Google Classroom Introduction

In this session, new Google Classroom users will participate in creating their own Google Classroom, inviting students to the classroom space. Participants will use digital tools to create and post two assignments for their students. Participants will review student work, providing feedback to improve student learning.

Strand I – Working with Google: Instructional Tools

In this session, participants will explore and use digital tools to enhance instructional practices and explore Flipped Learning opportunities. Activities will incorporate using Google Maps and Google Earth to conduct virtual field trips and explore knowledge of the world. Additionally, participants will integrate videos and digital tools such as video conferencing, YouTube, and Chrome extensions to extend learning opportunities.

Strand I – Working with Google: Assessment and Feedback

In this session, participants will engage in tools to provide appropriate feedback and use assessments for learning. Participants will use Google Forms to create custom formative and summative assessments. Using effective practices and digital tools, participants will explore various ways to support student growth through appropriate feedback methods. In addition, participants will use Google Sites to examine options for student portfolios.

Strand I – Google Classroom for Leaders: Top 5 Must Haves for Remote Learning

This workshop will provide an overview of how leadership can utilize technology in order to hold staff meetings, make announcements, check to see that instruction is being held to high standards, and use benchmark assessments to track academic growth. Specifically, this workshop will explore the tools of Google Classroom and how it relates to creating open communication with staff members as well as an introduction to Zoom/Google Meet to get better insights of the learning experiences in your virtual school.

Strand II – SUPER-CHARGING Lesson Design – Engaging Students From A Distance

Participants will explore best practices to super-charge remote learning. This workshop will also provide a curated list of free technology-enhanced resources for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Strand V – Google Classroom for Leaders: Top 5 Must Haves for Remote Learning

This workshop will provide an overview of how leadership can utilize technology in order to hold staff meetings, make announcements, check to see that instruction is being held to high standards, and use benchmark assessments to track academic growth. Specifically, this workshop will explore the tools of Google Classroom and how it relates to creating open communication with staff members as well as an introduction to Zoom/Google Meet to get better insights of the learning experiences in your virtual school.

Workshop Session Archives

Please check back for a selection of recordings of previous sessions. Thank you!