Designing Breakout Rooms for Maximum Engagement — Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Despite (or perhaps because of) the pandemic summer, I was provided with numerous opportunities to facilitate online courses and professional development, as well as one chance to work with a digital writing summer camp for middle school students. There were many models for these sessions, from a one-day event where we hosted about 60 participants […]Designing … Continue reading Designing Breakout Rooms for Maximum Engagement — Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move their face-to-face courses to remote and online formats. Instructors heroically worked to ensure continuity of learning for their students. Considering this shift online, Mark Porcaro, the Executive Director of Online Learning at Wichita State University and WCET Steering Committee member, reflected that learning isn’t all about […]Online … Continue reading Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes

Exactly what the doctor ordered. A list of all the learning resources pertinent to right now (teaching online, teaching antiracism, teaching mental health, etc.): Hi! I teach English Language Arts to middle schoolers. The idea of beginning the year 100% virtually makes me shit my pants from anxiety. In order to ease some of this … Continue reading Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes