Online Educator Learning Series
Online Educator Learning Series
Oct 20, 2021 at 11:00 pm
This is a multi-day event.
$150.00 (CAD) (Entire series)
$20.00 (CAD) (Each day)
About this learning opportunity
Key Issues Facing Online Teachers
This initial webinar wiith Jigsaw Learning's Online Teacher Network will focus on digging into the key issues facing online teachers today and sets the stage for this 16-session learning series. Join Colin Byers in this collaborative space where you will engage with other online teachers in the province. Share your key issues and listen to the issues of other educators in the same virtual boat as you. Build your collective capacity and your toolbox in this solution-focused, strategy based session.
Planning, Assessment, and Reporting Online
Aligning planning, assessment and reporting can be daunting for any classroom teacher, but online teachers face unique challenges. Join this stragegy-based session where we discuss how to streamline linking planning and assessments in advance, so that reporting is less overwhelming. We will explore the power of formative accountability loops and checking for understanding to help move students forward in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. We will discuss implicit, lagging and real-time assessments. Share your personal strategies for success and leave with new ones to enhance your skillset with planning, assessment and reporting.
Engaging with Parents in the Online Realm
Are you struggling engaging with parents in the online realm? The relationship that is established with parents is an essential partnership to student success in online learning. This collaborative session will explore strategies to improve your connection with parents to ensure that they are informed, connected and engaged with their children's overall success. Connect with other educators struggling with the same issues and discover new strategies to build authentic connections with parents to positively impact student learning.
Balancing Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Striking a balance between asynchronous and synchrous learning can be difficult to do. This session will explore the advantages, limitations and the magic of finding synergy in both. This session is a great opportunity to collaborate with other online teachers and discuss strategies to maximize the impact of a blended environment. Leave with tips and tricks to leverage both modes of teaching to help you feel more confident that you are meeting the needs of your students.
Online Educator Wellness
Whilst we recognize the benefits and advantages of teaching online, focusing on your overall well-being is of critical importance. Working full-time in front of a computer screen, isolated from co-workers and our students poses unique challenges and can put your well-being at-risk. Join this session to delve into oniline educator wellness and enjoy the collaborative approach to connecting to other online educators about strategies that help each of you maintain and maximize positive health. This session will help you feel connected and restored with strategies to help you take better care of you in this collaborative network space.
Tools to Promote Engagement at Elementary
Looking for more ways to improve student engagement in your elementary online classroom? Tired of competing with distractions in your students environment that seem out of your control? This session opens the door to collaborating with other online educators about leveraging materials and systems to support engagment. Learn how to improve the development of a culture of attention and engagement in your online classroom.
Tools to Promote Engagement at Secondary
Looking for more ways to improve student engagement in your secondary online classroom? Tired of competing with distractions in your students environment that seem out of your control?This session opens the door to collaboration with other online educators about leveraging materials and systems to support engagment. Learn how to improve the development of a culture of attention and engagement in your online classroom.
Planning for Differentiation in the Online Learning Environment
Differentiation the learning environment is a layered and complex task. Are you looking for the right systems, processes and strategies to differentiate learning for students to maximize their success? This collaborative session focuses on the principles of Universal Design for Learning within the flexibile environment of the online classroom. Feel empowered to meet students where they’re at and move them forward through developing authentic relationships, engagement for all and access for all learners.
Differentiation with Assistive Technology Tools
Looking to remove barriers for students with assistive technologies? Join Colin Byers in this session focused on expanding your Assistive Technology Toolbox.
Addressing Challenging Behaviours in the Online Learning Environment
Are you feeling frustrated and exhausted by challenging behaviours in your online classroom? This session will explore strategies to be proactive with challenging behaviours and help you set up protocols and systems to support changing troubling behaviours.
Social Emotional Learning Online
Connecting with students on the social-emotional level can build an environment of trust and support. Explore a variety of different tools, activites and topics that will help you deepen connections that you have with your students.
Setting Up Your Elementary Google Classroom for Next Year
Part of being proactive involves planning ahead and believe it or not, next year is just around the corner! Join this session to explore a variety of different frameworks and essential considerations when setting up your Elementary Google Classroom structure for next year.
Setting Up Your Secondary LMS for Next Year
Part of being proactive involves planning ahead and believe it or not, next year is just around the corner! Join this session to explore a variety of different frameworks and essential considerations when setting up your Secondary Google Classroom structure for next year in a collaborative context.
Reflecting on Online Learning
As the year draws to a close, come together with Jennifer to collectively reflect on successes, obstacles and things you might do differently next year. The reflection process is an integral part of improving our practice as educators and doing it collaboratively brings intentionality and action to life.
What's New in Online Learning
Want to know what's knew and awesome in online learning? Join Colin as he guides the collaborative team through a variety of new tools and technologies. Share your discoveries and best 'tools' for learning that you've discovered with others and find out what your colleagues have discovered. This session will also demonstrate how you can analyze new technology using the SAMR model to help you determine processes of evaluating whether or not it is a tech tool that meets your learning needs.
Planning Forward for 2022-2023
Come together to help plan forward for the upcoming year. What are the supports that you still need as an online educator? How can we differentiate the learning environment to meet your needs?
This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Learning Associate - Jigsaw Learning
Collette brings over twenty years experience as an educator from preschool to the post-secondary level. She specializes in working collaboratively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants in building capacity through collaboration to develop authentic inclusive learning environments. She has a passion for leveraging technology to support students, teachers and administrators in their work in both face to face and online learning environments. Collette is passionate about learning and working with school partners in developing strategic plans to support all students within the framework of collaborative response.
Digital Learning Liaison - Jigsaw Learning
Jennifer Ferguson readily engages in opportunities to build her capacity as a leader and as a result her journey has led her into a unique role as Digital Learning Liaison with Jigsaw Learning. While currently focused on enhancing collaborative structures and processes by aligning digital supports, her background in education is vast. Jennifer’s years as a K-12 classroom teacher, learning coach, and district coordinator have afforded her a wide array of experiences including but not limited to strategic planning, engaging as a member of Curriculum Working Groups, and leading professional learning endeavours.
Learning Associate - Jigsaw Learning
Colin Byers specializes in online, virtual, eLearning, multimedia design and instructional design. Colin has more than 20 years of education experience in k-12, post secondary, government and corporate settings. He has a passion for creating multimedia content and building with face to face, VILT, eLearning and blended courses. Over the years he has provided educators and clients with professional development opportunities and training using the latest multimedia programs and hardware and has a passion for helping educators excel with online instruction.