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We are talking with a special guest this week, Caitlin Kemp, all about what to keep and what to ditch from virtual learning. Caitlin is an Ontario secondary educator with a wealth of experience from virtual teaching last year, and is starting this school year face-to-face again.
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- Caitlin Kemp: ON Educator, Virtual Teacher last year
- What to keep from virtual learning:
- Google Jamboard activities
- Connect with students (possible with larger time blocks) via mindfulness, fun Kahoots etc.
- Headspace is great for mindfulness - free for educators!
- Focus on key learnings, big ideas and relationships
- Minds On: polls, check ins, with Google Forms, Jamboards etc.
- Modern Classrooms Project mentorship program
- Advice to new teachers:
- Ask for help, don't be afraid to ask! Share resources #BetterTogether
- Find a mentor willing to help you
- Learn how to best leverage your technology - figure out what works best for you or your learners
- Fill your toolbox with your core set of tech tools and stick with routines
- Building connections virtually:
- Provide help as much as possible
- Make yourself visible
- Check in often, provide opportunities for drop ins
- Recommended Tech Tools:
- What to ditch from virtual learning:
- Go from virtual back to paper when it makes sense
- What do you do with small group collaboration in person? Google Meet with breakout rooms solved this in virtual
- Possible solutions: turn and talk, Google Chat, go outside
- Virtual schools going forward?
- Yes - provides a safe space, alternative learning model
- Need to consider accessibility, physical building, virtual learning hub for hands on learning
- Biggest Takeaway:
- Make space for building community and wellness
- Be a place and a safe person for your students
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