Online and On-Campus Orientation in the MS/HS Library

  • What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning?
    • I want to explore gamification more and incorporate it into my lessons, for all models of learning. Learning some of the ins and outs of the MS/HS Library systems and platforms could be done on Kahoot or formatively assessed on another platform.
  • Considering your previous experience with online learning, what are your instructional strengths & areas for growth?
    • Strengths: I can jump into any grade level in MS and support student learning; I believe in the power of socially constructed learning and I will continue to seek out ways to include this in online learning experiences for students
    • Areas for growth: keeping screencasts short, (like under 5 minutes short); building mini research, library, and literacy units of DX for teachers to dip into in times of high need (travel, quarantine connection issues); DX, especially as I am expected to support our “new to MS Humanities teachers” this year; use the “Community of Inquiry Framework” and work to embody this quote: Understanding the interplay between these presences can help teachers transitioning their courses online create learning experiences that are engaging, student-centred, and leverage the class’ collective intelligence.
  • Using the 5Cs of online learning, what goals might you set for yourself in anticipation of future online instruction?
    • Captivate: be more deliberate in using the Learner Agency Panel when I am designing lessons.
    • Collaborate: as MS Librarian and as MS Humanities CAL, support our 4 “new to MS Humanities teachers”
  • How might you achieve these goals? Who might you reach out to for support?
    • I plan to work closely with the HS ELA CAL, Katherine, and the MS/HS Literacy Coach, Krista.

1 Comment

  1. Jon Hill

    Love the thinking in your post, and I hope the ideas you generated have been useful over the first 6 days of school. Your support of new Humanities teachers is most welcome!

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