Presentation Title

The Need for Speed… from Unexpected Interruptions

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Zachary SteppFollow

Start

10-1-2020 3:00 PM

End

10-1-2020 4:00 PM

Short Description

With the unprecedented move to teach online, teachers around the world had to act fast regardless of how prepared, or unprepared, they were in the transition. In my five-minute Pearls of Wisdom session, I will address the issues of speed and efficiency in online instruction, with particular focus on unexpected technical failures, and student input to collaborate.

Abstract

With the unprecedented move to teach online in the US and much around the world, teachers had to alter their curriculum and format of presentation with little time to prepare. For those versed in blended and online learning environments, this shift may have been less cumbersome. Regardless, many teachers are now faced with engaging with students solely online.

From over a decade’s experience, I continue to read “recommended” ways to teach online, and feel many of them are either basic, obvious, or lack uniqueness from a very textbook approach to online teaching. Tips may include think about the student, simplicity, or setting up a home office without providing specific issues that will inevitably arise. Looking at the technical issues, and how to fix or adjust to them quickly, are imperative to keep the online collaboration in the classroom flowing.

In my five-minute Pearls of Wisdom session, I will address the issues of speed and efficiency in online instruction. What happens if you lose connection? What if a student wants to share a problem or excerpt from a book? What are the advantages to document cameras versus all the online white boards being used?

In my discussion, I want the audience to leave with the following ideas: How to plan for online interruptions. Disruptions are going to occurs, so what plans are in place if a student does not mute, if your internet connection goes out, or your online presentation will not show up? Lastly, how to engage with student interruptions to share content on the go. Many educators may end up wasting time and lose student confidence in their teacher’s ability to effectively communicate in an online classroom. The need to act fast and anticipate the unexpected will only help in the online connection and collaboration between teachers and students.

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Pearls of Wisdom

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K-12

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The Need for Speed… from Unexpected Interruptions

With the unprecedented move to teach online in the US and much around the world, teachers had to alter their curriculum and format of presentation with little time to prepare. For those versed in blended and online learning environments, this shift may have been less cumbersome. Regardless, many teachers are now faced with engaging with students solely online.

From over a decade’s experience, I continue to read “recommended” ways to teach online, and feel many of them are either basic, obvious, or lack uniqueness from a very textbook approach to online teaching. Tips may include think about the student, simplicity, or setting up a home office without providing specific issues that will inevitably arise. Looking at the technical issues, and how to fix or adjust to them quickly, are imperative to keep the online collaboration in the classroom flowing.

In my five-minute Pearls of Wisdom session, I will address the issues of speed and efficiency in online instruction. What happens if you lose connection? What if a student wants to share a problem or excerpt from a book? What are the advantages to document cameras versus all the online white boards being used?

In my discussion, I want the audience to leave with the following ideas: How to plan for online interruptions. Disruptions are going to occurs, so what plans are in place if a student does not mute, if your internet connection goes out, or your online presentation will not show up? Lastly, how to engage with student interruptions to share content on the go. Many educators may end up wasting time and lose student confidence in their teacher’s ability to effectively communicate in an online classroom. The need to act fast and anticipate the unexpected will only help in the online connection and collaboration between teachers and students.