Foundational Building Blocks of Online Learning
Webinar Live Stream: Module 1
Getting Ready: Foundational Building Blocks of Online Learning
Monday June 15th 2020 at 3:00-4:00 EST
Target Audience: Elementary and Secondary Educators
Teachers now find themselves forced to teach remotely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Posting worksheets, content, or flashy resources are only a beginning. Structuring and supporting learning at a distance is a complex and dynamic enterprise.
Join us as we explore the foundations for creating engaging online learning experiences for students. Discover the ways and means to start building success in your online teaching.
Participant questions were compiled from the webinar chat and organized by moderators. Participants can view the compiled Q&A at the following address bit.ly/1GETTINGREADYQandA
Recording of Module 1 - Getting Ready: Foundational Building Blocks of Online Learning
The Community of Inquiry Framework
The Community of Inquiry theoretical framework represents a process of creating a deep and meaningful (collaborative-constructivist) learning experience through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence.
The model includes a 34-question survey teachers can use to reflect on their own practice.
Check out the publication K-12 Community of Inquiry: A case study of the applicability of the Community of Inquiry framework in the K-12 learning environment
What you can expect in September:
Check out this CBC report on What might K-12 schools look like in the fall?
Watch this CTV report on Eardley Elementary School in Gatineau
NEXTschool Team's prompts and curated resources for schools as they discuss, deliberate, plan for, and lead in an uncertain future.
CANeLearn's Emergency Remote Teaching: Resources, Tools, and Ideas that includes tips and advice for teachers now using online learning spaces and tools - student privacy, common tools, and links for reading and reflection are included.
Dave Cormier and Ashlyne O'Neil have published an online 'book' 12 Key Ideas: An Introduction to Teaching Online: Understanding the internet as platform - each 1-page 'chapter' has a 2-3 minute video and suggested activity for teachers to become immersed in an online learning environment.
People for Education published a website with updated information Tracking Canada's education systems' response to COVID-19 - listed by province/territory are closures, learning expectations and focus, as well as links to provincial resources.
Reflections on virtual schools by Michael Barbour. This is a series of short video reflections. The full playlist of 60 videos is here