Online teaching and learning this year will prove to be a positive challenge for all participants. It is a great opportunity for teachers to think outside of the box and step out of our comfort zones, which will result in the growth and development of our teaching practices.
For me, it will be very important to make sure that I have a planned, yearlong scope and sequence for all four of my classes. I hope to complete those in the next week so that I have an overview of what will be taught this year. These will also be helpful when I meet and plan with my teams. Another action I need to take in order to prepare for online and blended learning is to ensure that I review DX, learn more about screencasting, and learn other programs that will facilitate online teaching and engage students.
Based upon eLearning last year, my instructional strengths are that I am knowledgeable in my teaching areas and am very organized. An area of growth would definitely be in teaching synchronously while out of Beijing and collaborating effectively with my instructional partner so that learning is seamless for students. I look forward to doing both.
Regarding the 5Cs of online learning and in anticipation of online instruction, I will be setting the goals of “captivate” and “clarify.” I hope to collaborate with my teams for both of these goals, as well as with the instructional coaches in the Office of Learning.