With the backdrop of the immediate, global move from in-classroom delivery to remote learning due to temporary and sustained school closings, the AWS Educate educator community wants to help educators during this transition.
AWS Educate is supporting the transition to remote learning with webinars and more for educators, by educators, designed by educators, for educators, and based on educator input from a recent survey capturing current challenges. These webinar series are now available on-demand.
Educators like you will definitely find these webinars useful as you try to plan your remote learning lessons. Even though we are approaching Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker, some schools have opted to continue with Remote Learning for selected school programmes.
Here are some of the topics:
Project-based learning works great in person, as well as online both synchronously and asynchronously. Hands-on, student-led experiences make even more sense now that we are all virtual. Instead of passively watching as the learning passes by, they can be busy creating something. Learn to blend relevance, content, the real world, and active learning into your classes.
Speaker: Doug Bergman, Computer Science Department Chair and Upper School Teacher, PorterGaud School
Are you just getting started with online instruction and looking for best practices? Join us for this session to break down the basics of shifting to remote instruction. Hear examples of how educators have made this transition and see where you can tap into these great ideas and resources from educators around the world.
Speaker: Sherry Crofut, Education Consultant, Classroom Instructor, 2007 recipient of the Milken Award
As you shift from traditional instruction to online instruction, learn the things you should consider and actions you should to take for a successful transition. Don’t think of this move to online teaching as a one-off. Think of it as an opportunity to build an online offering that can serve your department and students for years.
Speaker: Michael Soltys, Chair of Computer Science, Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI)
Gaurav will share lessons learned in making the transition for a large cohort of students to online teaching. We will look at best practices, how to leverage online in your teaching, and getting institutional support and help from fellow educators.
Speaker: Gaurav Malik, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics, University of East London
Online learning doesn’t just change how we approach content delivery and how students engage in learning. To be effective, we also have to adapt our approach to assessment. In this webinar, you will consider a variety of best practices for online grading and assessment, including:
- Online activities and assessment techniques
- Individual assignments and team projects
- Formative assessments and summative assessments
Speaker: Dave Braunschweig, Professor of Computer Information Systems, Harper College