Remote Teaching notes from LEARN and LTC
We hope your first week of alternative delivery is going well!
We wanted to remind you that LEARN and LTC are kicking off a weekly webinar series called “Teaching Talk” this week! During the webinar we’ll share some quick tips around emerging topics that we see coming into our offices and facilitate a conversation where instructors can reflect on their remote teaching, share challenges, and exchange ideas.
Each week — or “episode” — will be recorded and added to the Teaching Remotely website for those who may not be able to participate and would like to watch it at a later time. Mark your calendars to join us for Teaching Talk – Episode 1: First Week of Alternative Delivery on Friday, April 3, from 1-2 p.m. here: https://uww.webex.com/meet/webern. Registering on the signup tool is appreciated, but not required.
As you continue planning and facilitating your alternative delivery, here are a couple of quick tips:
- Be flexible. Your instruction, content, and activities may look very different now than what you ever thought they would.That’s ok! Think about different ways you can teach concepts (e.g., creating lectures remotely ) and gather evidence that students are grasping your course objectives. Communicating with students in multiple ways (e.g., Canvas announcements, using due dates in Canvas, Canvas inbox messaging, sending an email) will help them understand what they need to do — especially as your plans evolve.
- Be approachable. Students are anxious about this new way of learning. It goes a long way with them to know you are in this with them. Think about different ways you can reach out to the class as a whole and connect with individual students, as well as provide timely, personalized feedback on their assignments.
Our first episode of Teaching Talk will discuss these ideas and more!
As always, the LTC and LEARN are here to support you!
- The LTC is available to help you transition things you may have done face-to-face to alternate delivery, as well as help you with our different technology tools that support remote teaching and learning. The LTC is available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via phone (262-472-1004) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The LEARN Center is available to discuss options and new ideas for activities or assessments via email (email@example.com). You can also reach the LEARN Center via phone (262-472-5134).
Heather Pelzel, LEARN Center Director
Nicole Weber, Director of Learning Technology