Distance Learning Student Engagement Strategies

Student engagement and participation in virtual classrooms can be challenging. Students need support when learning and accessing digital tools. Educators nationwide have implemented both synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies to meet the needs of all students, and allow students to have a voice in their virtual classroom. In her article titled, 8 Strategies to Improve…

3 Ways to Improve Digital Instruction During Coronavirus

As school systems nationwide remain closed and there is a feeling of uncertainty from Covid-19, simple interventions and strategies may be the most effective ways to support students. Many educators are feeling the burden of providing quality online instruction. It is a daunting responsibility to ensure that students do not fall irreparably behind during months-long…

Creating Community in an Online Classroom

As teaching has moved to virtual classrooms, building community will rely on similar practices that teachers and students have used in the past. Grading could evolve into verbal feedback, conversations, and self-assessments in an online classroom environment. The relationships and connections between students and teachers support the effectiveness of the learning process. The sudden shift…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – April 2020

We are now rolling into our second month in which learning-from-home has become the new normal. Some states have already canceled in-person classes through the end of the academic year due to COVID-19. It’s tempting to focus all our attention on the technical “how-to” for online and distanced teaching. But now, more than ever, educators…