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Virtual Learning Webinars for K–12 Educators

March 30, 2020|By Dana Center Communications

Getting Started with Virtual Teaching

The dates for the webinars below has passed. For our current listing of webinars, click here.

 

The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin is offering two free virtual learning webinars for K–12 educators.
 
Both webinars will be offered multiple times. Each session will be limited to 50 participants in order to effectively use the practices and tools offered.

Learn more and register at the links below.


Best Practices for Virtual Learning

In this session we will discuss best practices for creating an equitable virtual learning environment. We will discuss important considerations and some strategies to help teachers create successful virtual learning spaces for students. Participants will have an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and share resources. 

Topics to be covered:

  • What does equitable instruction look like in a virtual environment?
  • What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning experiences?
  • What are best practices for instruction, turning in work, assessments, and problem solving/cooperative learning in an equitable virtual environment?

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Thursday, April 2, 2020: 3 p.m. Central Time
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020: 12 p.m. (noon) Central Time
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020: 1 p.m. Central Time

Register for Free for Best Practices for Virtual Learning


Useful Virtual Tools for Problem Solving


In this session we will demonstrate ways Google Drawings can be used as a virtual learning tool to promote cooperative learning and problem solving. Participants will experience a problem-solving activity using Google Drawings and discuss how to create a similar experience for their students. We will also cover how to use Padlet as an interactive tool to promote student thinking. Participants will experience a couple of interactive Padlet activities and discuss how to create a similar experience for their students. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Best practices for equitable virtual instruction.
  • Using Google Drawing to promote cooperative learning with problem solving.
  • Using Padlet as an interactive tool to encourage student thinking.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Monday, April 13, 2020: 1 p.m. Central Time
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020: 3 p.m. Central Time
  • Friday, April 17, 2020: 12 p.m. (noon) Central Time

Register for Free for Useful Virtual Tools for Problem Solving


More questions about virtual learning? Check out our blog on Making the Switch to Virtual Learning.

 

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