►►►Due to COVID-19 and new guidelines from state and local health officials, school leaders, teachers and staff are faced with the new challenge of maintaining social distancing at school and in classrooms in the upcoming school year. In this edWebinar, Aimee Dearmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, will discuss the challenges associated with social distancing in school buildings and in classrooms and how to navigate the new guidelines for students with autism and other developmental disabilities.
She will discuss creative, evidence-based practices for teaching students new routines focused on social distancing, the importance of wearing a mask, and staying healthy through self-care routines. She’ll also provide free visual supports and resources as well as discuss ways to support families in navigating new challenges at home. Participants will learn strategies and tools that can be used with students in pre-K through post-secondary classrooms.
**Though the webinar registration is now closed, the recording of the presentation will be posted at the link below after Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
In this webinar, Dr. Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke and Dr. Penelope Lattimer from Rutgers University summarized the research on effective ways to promote culturally responsive education. Participants explored the impact of a diverse student population on school achievement and shared strategies for meeting the cultural and linguistic needs of all learners.
Communication has always been an essential skill for teachers. But with the shift to remote learning it has become even more critical that teachers are equipped with the practices and tools to effectively communicate with students and their families. This webinar is designed for teachers, coaches, or school leaders looking to:
Provided by the Heinemann Blog, this editorial piece by Jennifer Serravallo provides readers with a guide on how teachers and students can plan their days to focus on the learning that matters during social isolation.
Learn skills for creating documents and slide decks that are usable for all learners, including students who use assistive technology. Skills will include personalizing display options and activating text to speech.
Presented by: Mindy Johnson and Luis Pérez, AEM Center
Inside HigherEd has published an article about how we can prepare for a possible fall 2020 without physical in-class education: 'If campuses are still off-limits to students come September, this spring's version of remote learning won't suffice. Some colleges are preparing (quietly) to deliver better online learning at scale if needed.' Here is the link to the article.
Learn skills for creating high-quality videos that also engage learners and promote understanding. Strategies will include the Top Ten Tips for Creating Quality Videos
Presented By: Patti Ganley and Luis Perez, AEM Center
In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA will collaborate with teachers that have extensive experience teaching online to share tips for best practices for online learning. Teachers are being asked to transform the way they teach and to meet diverse learning needs, and they need support. Join this edWebinar to hear from experienced teachers, ask questions, and share your examples as we all work to support students in this time of need. This edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers and school leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Education Technology Directors Association
"In special education, teachers say that schedules, sensory supports, and close collaboration with families can help smooth the transition to remote learning during Coronavirus."
This article from Edutopia provides strategies for Special Educators to use while adapting to the realities of distance learning.
►►►Taking a student-centered approach to distance learning presents valuable opportunities for leaders and teachers to enhance the learning experience This webinar will introduce a phased approach to implementing distance learning that priorities work for districts and school leaders. This webinar will include a high-level overview of those priorities and share school leader checklists that align actions with priorities.
►►►Provided by Edutopia, this article reviews teacher-recommended apps and digital tools to support learning, whether it is in the classroom or at home.
During a time where information quickly becomes outdated, leaders must approach their planning with flexibility, and engage in ongoing cycles of planning, reflection, and iteration. We will share best tactical practices to utilize in the process, whether you are:
Millions of students across the United States have transitioned to distance learning environments in a matter of days.
As this transition happens, educators are completely redesigning curriculum and instruction and optimizing teaching practices for this new environment.
To enable educators to quickly set their class up for distance learning success, this webinar features digital communication expert, A. Lee Judge, and eLearning designer, Nicasia Anzalone Caires, who shares strategies to engage students, collaborate, and reach out to parents and families at a safe social distance.
"When the world feels dangerous, harnessing learning can provide some measure of clarity and perspective."
This article from Edutopia provides teachers with suggested strategies to change students' perspective on this difficult time and make the COVID-19 pandemic an experience worth learning from.
This resource provides important and relevant information for educators worried about the copyright law surrounding reading books online by providing knowledge of fair use laws.
SETDA's Essential Elements for eLearning is a free professional learning community that provides policymakers, school administrators and educator leaders a better understanding of policies and practices related to online learning, digital content, and eLearning days.
►►►Join Joanna Smith, CEO of AllHere, for this edWebinar as she provides insights and best practices on using SMS two-way conversational text messaging to engage students and parents, and how the science shows increased participation in remote or hybrid school settings and ultimately how to drive to higher student engagement and lower absenteeism.
►►►Join this edLeader Panel to see how Virginia Beach City Public Schools utilizes data analytics to monitor engagement patterns, application and device access, and more. The panelists will discuss the challenges present in monitoring engagement patterns and supporting students virtually. They will also share ideas and processes to support a review of engagement. Attendees will learn the methodologies being utilized by one large district to gather engagement data, assess patterns, and evaluate instructional technology access remotely.
Presented by Education Week
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light a stark reality that access to the tools and services that make remote learning possible isn’t a “nice-to-have,” but a necessity. Faced with the challenge of bringing virtual learning to more than half a million students, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) relies on proactive planning, strategic execution, and partnerships. Join LAUSD and Verizon for a webinar to learn how one of the largest school districts in the nation helps students stay connected and learning. The guests will explore the challenges facing educators and how they are addressing issues beyond technology to help bring effective solutions for all students.
Flower Darby, a senior instructional designer at Northern Arizona University, has written an article on how to become a better online teacher for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Having been thrown into online teaching that abruptly due to the pandemic, many educators and parents 'may not feel fully invested in your online teaching practice. Yet it can be just as rewarding as teaching in a bricks-and-mortar classroom, if in different ways.' Darby writes:
"What you will find here is advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version, including:
This webinar provides an overview of the who, what and how of 4 Cs — Coordination, Collaboration, Communication, and Continuity — that help us work together to support students and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students with disabilities and their families have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from learning opportunities using technology and other strategies.
Presented By: Joy Zabala and Janet Peters, CITES and AEM Center
In this TeachThought Podcast, Drew Perkins talks with Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos of Intechgrate and authors of a new book “Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning” about the effective use of technology to teach, especially in this time of school closures due to Coronavirus.
Teach from Home is a temporary hub of information for educators of information and tools to help educators during the Coronavirus pandemic. The resources contained in this hub can inform educators about the logistics of creating online learning classes, how to connect to tools, how to best use tools, how to keep students engaged, and how to support communication through the use of Google's apps, tools, and resources.