With classes temporarily suspended through at least April because of the coronavirus, I want to share with you my experience with facilitating and managing virtual classes.
Having put together over a dozen virtual courses, I know the challenges teachers like you face in setting up online learning for students, structuring the course content, conducting virtual meetings, and ensuring students are engaged and productive during this month away from school.
That’s why I have spent the last 72 hours, locked away in my flat to put together a series of simple tutorials that help support teachers like you with virtual teaching during this difficult time. The comprehensive e-course will:
- Teach you how to organize and plan the virtual project/ course content
- Create short mini ‘flipped classroom’ lessons for students (including videos, handouts, and sample assignments)
- Assess and collect student work in a virtual setting
- Build systems to help students self- manage
- Help keep students highly engaged and continually learning
- How to use video meetings most effectively for collaborative class and small group work
These tutorials are applicable for both novices and veterans in virtual platforms, who teach students as young as 7 to as old as 20. They will help teachers design engaging digital lessons for their students, and middle leaders and tech coordinators support their teachers in transitioning to online teaching and learning.
There are currently over 60 educators across 6 different campuses enrolled.
The full course is available here for 99 USD per teacher.
If you would like additional support with online teaching and learning from a community of educators, I am also running small PLCs which include access to the tutorials as well as weekly coaching meetings. You can learn more about those communities here.
Finally, Linked here is the first lesson on virtual online course creation so that you can get started right away!
We will get through this together.