1. What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning?
The first priority for me is developing a relationship with my Instructional Partner and my students.
2. Considering your previous experience with online learning, what are your instructional strengths & areas for growth?
I think I do well at Clarifying and Collaborating, but could grow in in Captivation.
In terms of blended learning/ tech integration, I think I am strong in the areas of LMSs, basic Literacy and Communication, but I think I could grow in the breadth of education software I use, particularly in light of the necessity for social learning in a social distancing format. I also need to check myself on Digital Citizenship, to ensure that I am always properly sourcing images that I am using in my screencasts.
3. Using the 5Cs of online learning, what goals might you set for yourself in anticipation of future online instruction?
One goal that I will set for myself will be in the area of Care. I am concerned for the emotional and academic well-being of all my students, but the challenge and the goal will be to adequately cultivate those relationships in an online setting so that I am enabled to help each student.
4. How might you achieve these goals? Who might you reach out to for support?
The counsellors and the SEL leaders in the school are invaluable resources for support in this area.
5. If you had a magic wand, what might the 5Cs of online learning look like in your classroom?
Students excited to log on to their computers to see each other, see me, and engage with science each day. Students who they themselves have something to offer to our class that positively contributes to everyone’s learning, and who possess the agency to offer it. Students liking, understanding and respecting the role of my Instructional Partner. Students understanding the learning processes, being confident in using DX, and finding general consistency across the school. Colleagues who are patient, understanding, supportive and open-minded.