Innovating During Distance Learning
Aug 05One thing's for certain: back to school season will look a little different this year. As administrators across the country make plans to support teachers and students, what can we learn by reflecting on the spring?
Nearpod is hosting a webinar panel with administrators from Desert Sands USD, Lake Elsinore USD, and Fullerton Joint Union High School District. These leaders will share how they moved quickly to keep students engaged in learning during the transition to virtual instruction. Join us for an interactive panel conversation to hear about: Infrastructure each district implemented prior to 2020 that helped create a smoother switch to home-based learning, Creative ways these leaders and their teams used existing district resources in new capacities, Lessons learned during the spring semester and what they plan to do differently in the fall, Actions districts are taking now to prepare for the upcoming school year
Oct 15Hey, educators and edtech experts! Hello, Canvas lovers and Canvas lurkers! We're switching things up this year. For the health and safety of all attendees, we're combining our annual InstructureCon event and regional CanvasCon events into one awesome, eduriffic, online global conference. Let's come together for professional development, idea-sharing, and skill-building at CanvasCon Online. -Register for Free-
On this episode of UEN PDTV, Michael travels up to North Logan to visit a computer science class at Green Canyon High School. Alison Ence, a computer science teacher, is learning with her students about the vast capabilities of virtual and augmented reality. Her students are not only using VR in the classroom, but coding VR in the classroom. We find out that limitations don’t exist in this field beyond the scope of your own imagination.UEN Homeroom. This podcast is UEN’s chance to tell your stories and talk about the issues impacting Utah’s amazing teachers. We plan to feature educators and leaders from across the state of Utah in a fun and informative bi-monthly podcast.
Jared and Dani are continuing the Back to School series this week by talking with Rachel Fletcher, a school counselor at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education. As we discussed the need for schools to address the social and emotional needs of student and staff, we also covered the following topics: how we can help students, teachers, and parents who are dealing with anxiety related to schools opening, what types of supports can schools provide for students who need to share their feelings about COVID related issues and what role schools can play to help provide a safe space for all.