Right now, schools everywhere are utilizing some amount of virtual instruction to keep students learning, regardless of educators’ comfort and experience levels with delivering instruction virtually. Whether you are new to the virtual classroom or an experienced online teacher, there are a few tips for success with virtual learning you can utilize to make this easier for you, your colleagues, and your students.
Offering targeted training and online learning resources will ultimately help students (and your school) succeed. Our nine tips for success with virtual learning are great both for educators who may be new to online learning and those who want a refresher on how to be the best teacher in their virtual classroom.
There are so many great resources available to help teachers (and parents) engaging in virtual learning. EdWeek has published a number of helpful articles full of tips for both teachers and administrators, including the following:
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) has also launched a COVID-19 webinar series for administrators setting up their schools for 2020–2021. Hear from various international education experts as they share their tips for success with virtual learning, including how to support teachers and why you should offer SEL resources for both adults and children. Access the entire series, or watch the specific webinars that help address your learning needs.
And for more information about supporting your students and staff, check out our tools for building school reopening plans.
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LAMBERT, D. (2020, MAY 13). A LOOK AT DISTANCE LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: EDSOURCE WEBINAR. EDSOURCE. HTTPS://EDSOURCE.ORG/2020/A-LOOK-AT-DISTANCE-LEARNING-STRATEGIES-FOR-SUCCESS-EDSOURCE-WEBINAR/631433
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