Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Remote Learning Reflections

Now that our schools are finishing for the year and teachers are closing out their classrooms, it’s time to evaluate what was learned during this time of remote learning.

This would be a good time to list the things you found out didn’t work and what you don’t want to repeat again when teaching your class. This list is only for the things that you have control of doing.

Then make a list of the things that did work and that you would repeat again if you had to teach remotely. This is good to do while things are still fresh in your mind. You can always add to this list if you remember things later.

Now for one more list: List the things you wanted to do but didn’t know how to do it. This is the list you can use to develop your own professional development. Take time to learn how to do a few things on your list this summer.

Once you have this last list, it is time to do some research and try to figure out how to do it. There are many ways that you can find a way to learn this. Check with your colleagues because someone might know how to do this and be willing to tell you how to do it. They might want to learn how to do something that you already know how to do and you can help each other.

Check with your district IT department because there might be an online resource they know about and could share it with you.

Post it on social media and ask if anyone else knows how to do it or if they know of a resource that can show you how to do it.

Search on google for this and there may be tutorials out there for this. You are probably not the only one who doesn’t know how to do it.

YouTube videos are another great way to learn something. There may be several videos to choose from and one that may seem clearer and easier to follow than others. I’ve learned a lot of home repair work that I was able to do in this way.

What other ways can you learn a teaching technique or strategy this summer? Please share.

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