Digital Teaching and Learning

March 10, 2021

"A sense of success comes from a point of failure in the past."

-Jackie Tarbert, Director of Office of Organizational Development


This week, consider what failure can teach us about success.

  • How does your current room setup compare to the fall?
  • When have you experienced a set back in distance/hybrid teaching? How did you reflect and change your instructional strategy?
  • How are you embracing the mess? How are you encouraging your students to embrace the mess?


Kim Perouty, general educator, reflects on what she has learned from challenges:

The Hybrid Teaching Mindset: Elementary
Lauren Albrecht, special educator, reflects on what she has learned from challenges:
Hybrid Teaching Mindset: Special Education

Technology Contacts Quick Guide

One of the challenges of working in our technology driven eco-system relates to who one should contact when we have technology questions or problems.


Use this Technology Contacts Quick Guide to help you identify who to contact when you need support. It might be helpful to print this document and post it near your workstation, as you set up your room for hybrid instruction.

Digital Teaching and Learning Modules

Reminder: Module 5 of the Digital Teaching and Learning Professional Development course is available as a resource for teachers. Specific content related to the transition to a hybrid environment include:


  • Hybrid Teaching and Learning Scenarios
    Scenario 1: Teacher teaches both students in the classroom and students at home from the teacher's desk through itslearning and Microsoft Teams
    Scenario 2: Teacher teaches from the teacher's desk using the projector
    Scenario 3: Teacher teaches from the front of the room using the document camera or webcam


Hybrid Learning Strategies Webinars

Various sessions with an elementary and secondary focus on hybrid learning strategies will be offered to teachers throughout the mornings of March 12 and March 19. Sessions will support educators as they prepare for learning and teaching in a hybrid environment. These sessions will incorporate strategies that highlight collaboration, communication, assessment, and engagement. Additional details and registration is available in HECTOR.


Who: All Teachers and Instructional Staff

What: Hybrid Learning Strategies Webinar

When: Friday, March 12 & Friday, March 19


Register in Hector for your sessions.

Questions?

Any questions related to the information in this newsletter may be directed to instructionaltech@hcps.org.


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