Planning for On-Line Learning

  • What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning? 
    • For much of the summer and last spring, I joined professional forums and reached out to colleagues to steal ideas from them.  I’m trying to wrap my head around making choir more individual without losing the community feeling that makes choir so special.  I’ve been researching various music tech platforms and curricula.  I’m very happy to have a great IP.  I will have to spend quite a bit of time front loading videos and recordings to use for my classes.
  • Considering your previous experience with online learning, what are your instructional strengths & areas for growth? 
    • Technology does not scare me, so I feel that’s a major strength.  I also love planning, but am totally fine when the plans don’t work or don’t fit a situation.  I’m pretty empathetic when it comes to how overwhelming everything is, and I have a strong sense of humor.  I don’t think I take myself too seriously and that helps with teaching in general.  The massive area of growth is that this is all new all of the time and I am teaching basically alone.  There is no team, there is not a set curriculum, there are no expectations from anyone but myself.  That’s always exciting and scary.
  • Using the 5Cs of online learning, what goals might you set for yourself in anticipation of future online instruction?  
    • I will once again strive for clarity.  There’s so much confusion in the world that I don’t want to add to the chaos.
  • How might you achieve these goals? Who might you reach out to for support? 
    • I’m happy to have my AMIS network and the various professional groups I turn to on a regular basis.  I am requesting some ready-made tech resources for music.
  • If you had a magic wand, what might the 5Cs of online learning look like in your classroom? 
    • I hope to still instill a love of singing and a sense of bravery and self-worth in my classroom.  I want the kids to still feel like a team even if we aren’t all together or even singing all together.

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Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self-assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards  (Tripod 7Cs)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
  • Identify colleagues, coaches, principals etc. that will play a supporting role in achieving your goal, and invite them to view and comment on your post. Encourage them to bookmark your blog and visit regularly.
  • Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
  • Encourage your colleagues to share your learning journey by engaging with your blog. In return, engage with their blog (and others across the School)
  • You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.

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