For ways to engage online learners, Wayne RESA is facilitating a webinar series that provides practical ideas and instructional strategies for creating a student-centered classroom that has learners connecting and communicating, collaborating, co-facilitating, and continuously reflecting. There are four webinars in the series, but you may elect to attend one, two, three, or all four sessions. (see https://www.smore.com/230vn)
CONNECT AND COMMUNICATE
Discover ways to develop community through synchronous and asynchronous interactions. Learn ways to build student rapport, going beyond the traditional icebreaker activities. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of creating multiple channels of communication between teachers, parents, and students. Leave with strategies you can use tomorrow.
July 27, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM
Move beyond teacher-student and student-student communication and explore ways for students to collaborate in their learning. Explore examples (and non-examples) of collaboration, and how to spot the differences. Discover the importance of strategic group assignments as well as defining and assigning group roles. Delve into ways to monitor collaboration to prevent a few group members from doing all of the work.
August 3, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM
Provide students with opportunities to take responsibility for their learning by giving them voice and choice over what they learn. The teacher can step back as the source and filter of information and become an active participant in the learning process, providing guidance only when appropriate. Discover how to maintain sanity and monitor progress in an online environment, while giving students more options.
August 10, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM
CONTINUE AND REFLECT
Inspire students to take control of their own learning through ongoing reflection. Enhance the metacognitive abilities of your students after a learning experience is complete, and how it can be used as a springboard for future learning. Learn how to create an environment of reflection and exploration for your students to help improve each learning experience.
August 17, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM