Remote Teaching and Learning Part 3: Optimizing Critical Thinking in an Online Class
April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$45.00
Online learning does not have to be devoid of depth, there are plenty of ways to hone your teaching skills and challenge your students within the confines of teaching remotely. During this 1.5-hour workshop, you will be invited as a student into my Google Classroom* where you will take part in several assignments that foster higher-order thinking in an asynchronous learning environment. You will play the role of the student as we try out activities that work well in online classrooms so you can experience the effort and critical thinking required. We will reflect on the methods that optimize participation, communication, collaboration, and depth of learning. We will make a list of some “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” that pertain to distance learning and brainstorm the alignment of content and skills with the tools you have available. Half of this workshop will be spent experiencing example activities I will share with you. The other half of our time together will be spent on modifying the activities and generating new activities that can be used to cover the content and skills needed for your courses.
*Although I will use Google Classroom as our example this is not a workshop exclusively for this particular platform, you will find there are similar ways to do the same thing on any online teaching program.