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Zoom Discussion: Online/Blended Learning in the Age of COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Mike Jones
02:36:54
Good afternoon. I think this is a great topic and something that does need to be discussed
Laura Stanner
02:37:28
Good afternoon! Thanks for proactively hosting this webinar!
TIffany Barton
02:37:35
Yes! We have been discussing this recently at our school and making a plan.
Lori Gracey
02:39:42
TCEA Executive Director
Miguel Guhlin
02:39:48
So excited to learn from Jennifer Pearson and Lisa Monthie, as well as Dr. Bruce Ellis!
lpowers
02:40:11
Brian Thomas and Lori Powers from South Carolina -- very little experience. We do use Google CLassroom as our LMS
lesley
02:40:13
Lesley, Alief ISD District Integrator, experience with BL but want to grow as the need for this is growing!
Alison Hancox
02:40:16
Palliser Beyond borders, with Palliser Regional Schools in Alberta, Canada. online school Principal
Christy Cate - R14
02:40:27
Digital Innovation Consultant, Abilene TX, support districts in various capacities of online/blended learning
Amanda Davis
02:40:27
Amanda in Houston Librarian and adjunct professor in Ed Tech
melissa.marvin
02:40:28
Melissa Marvin - PSJA ISD - IT Specialist
debra.pingel
02:40:34
Debra Pingel PSJA ISD, South Texas
Ken Robitaille
02:40:40
Ken Robitaille with Battle River School division in Alberta. Director of Technology
Mike Jones
02:40:43
Hi! I am a 6th grade science teacher in the ATLAS Academy in Waco ISD. I am my campus’ Blended Learning Lead Teacher
cindydarden
02:40:43
Dir of Inst. Tech, Hillsboro ISD.
fdevelasco
02:40:43
Fernando de velasco, cto, prosper is, north of dalas
Marcie Lindsey
02:40:44
Georgetown ISD Digital Learning Coach, experienced with Blended Learning
Brook Park
02:40:45
Brook Park instructional Technologist from Manor ISD
Andy Adams
02:40:46
Andy Adams Region 7 ESC
janiestach
02:40:46
Janie, Instructional Technology Coordinator in Grapevine-Colleyville
maryann.mullet
02:40:49
I'm a tech in St. Albert (Alberta, Canada)
Stephanie Krammer
02:40:49
Calgary, AB - Online/blended teacher
cjohns13
02:40:52
Hi, I'm from Arlington, TX. I've been an Family Consumer Sciences teacher for 15 years. Canvas LMS experience
TIffany Barton
02:40:53
Tiffany Barton - 8-9 gr English teacher Faith West Acadamy, Katy, TX & TCEA Intern
Emily H
02:41:00
Emily Herrin, Director of Digital Learning, Hays CISD
Julie
02:41:00
Julie Field Service Technician Waco ISD
Tony Harris
02:41:00
I'm actually in IT in higher ed, not K12, but looking for ideas to help our on-ground faculty. Fortunately we have a robust online program already, so we can bridge into that.
Laura Stanner
02:41:08
Hi friends! Y’all are my favorite people! Used to teach in Texas, but now an Instructional Tech Consultant in state of Iowa. :) I was a blended teacher as a journalism and publications teacher and adviser. :)
A.FAlice Hawkins
02:41:13
Alice Hawkins-Board of Trustees in Corpus Christi ISD
Gayle Wilson
02:41:14
Gayle Wilson, Albuquerque Academy. Instructional Technology Coach, certified Quality Matters Standards, work with faculty in all capacity of digital learning and student use, online and on ground.
Dov Friedman
02:41:17
Dov Friedman. Founder and VP at CirQlive. I have been working in EdTech and training teachers and admins in best practices in Online Learning for over 10 years
capayne
02:41:17
I have been certified for online teacher for 7 or 8 years and teach a lot of PD that way. I am the instructional technology specialist at Kerr High School in Alief ISD. We have been a blended learning campus since before the term existed.
Katie
02:41:43
Katie Sokolik, Alief ISD District Technology Integrator; Support a lot of the blended learning going on in the district
Sharon
02:41:45
I am in Abidjan, Cote d' Ivoire. Teacher - I have limited exposure to blended learning
phil mckinstry
02:42:00
Phil McKinstry - Director of Technology at Holy Family Catholic School in Austin, TX. We use Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. We have not (yet) used either for home learning...
Mike Jones
02:42:05
Waco! Woot woot!!
Cori C-S.
02:42:12
Cori Coburn-Shiflett, Secondary Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown, TX & TCEA Area 13 Director
Lydia
02:42:22
Joining from For McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Technology Facilitator. No blended learning initiative … yet.
Pete Petersen
02:42:38
Pete Petersen, Senior Solutions Architect, Houston, TX. Education and implement for IT professionals in education, and provide services and solutions for online and blended learning. Taught courses at TCEA and several regions.
janamceachern
02:42:39
Jana McEachern - Director of Instructional Technology at Hardin-Jefferson ISD.
Lori Gracey
02:43:04
Did everyone wash their hands before joining today? :)
Helen
02:43:57
Helen Roberts - Executive Director of the Kirby Hall School a private Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school in Austin, TX.
cjohns13
02:44:09
You should ask if we've disinfected our keyboards!
lisamonthie
02:45:21
https://sites.google.com/yis.ac.jp/continuouslearning/home?authuser=0
Gregory Facey
02:46:31
Gregory Facey Vocabulary.com online ED Tech source
Dov Friedman
02:48:12
The three major web conferencing platforms are offering their platforms for FREE for 3 months without restrictions. Zoom and Webex offer upto 100 participants (zoom no recording webex yes) and LogMeIn is offering their full GTM and GTW platforms with GTM offering unlimited recording
Miguel Guhlin
02:50:14
Source for Snackable Content: https://blog.tcea.org/generation-z-snackable-content/
Lori Gracey
02:50:18
"Chunking the content" is a critical piece for teachers to do.
Miguel Guhlin
02:51:14
Life's Better When You Blend - https://go.mgpd.org/lifeblend
Brook Park
02:53:58
School Closure Planning Doc from Google Trainers Group
Lori Gracey
02:54:02
That's a great point about learning being asynchronous, Jennifer!
Brook Park
02:54:08
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qddylcmFRG3DJw890Q5cvHbDogEK_VbPaM7N-VsQFK0
Alison Hancox
02:54:25
Every teacher in our division has a Google classroom created from PowerSchool - this plan is a great contingency if we every school to deliver to home.
Miguel Guhlin
02:54:37
TCEA has an upcoming blog entry sharing some of the digital tools that support remote learning in light of COVID-19 (pending edits). It includes helpful links other educators currently experiencing this have shared/used.
Mike Jones
02:54:50
there are some platforms that our kids already use for entertainment that can be utilized as well
Mike Jones
02:55:11
live streaming platforms, YouTube live
lisamonthie
02:55:46
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1293266923118657539
Dov Friedman
02:56:34
our company is also offering free 3-6 months of our integration for web conferencing including Zoom into all LMSs including Google Classroom and Canvas. Its the most secure way to make live online learning easily and simple for the teachers and students alike
TIffany Barton
02:57:06
Here is a Google Site I am working on for our school. It's a work in progress, but maybe it might help someone!
TIffany Barton
02:57:10
https://sites.google.com/view/fwa-at-home/home
Miguel Guhlin
02:57:53
Microsoft Teams is offering free use for schools during this time, and works on the web (doesn't require install on device)
Miguel Guhlin
02:58:19
G Suite EDU's offering Hangout Meet, too.
A.FAlice Hawkins
03:03:04
I live in a high poverty area. How do you solve for students who don't have technology access: computers, wifi...
Brook Park
03:03:40
Nearpod could be a great tool if they would offer it free for a longer period.
Miguel Guhlin
03:03:41
For internet access, consider Lifeline, which may offer connectivity - https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/lifeline-support-affordable-communications
Christy Cate - R14
03:06:18
I see no question from Alice?
cjohns13
03:07:06
Her handle is A.FAlice Hawkins
Bruce Ellis
03:07:17
From A.FAlice Hawkins to Everyone: 02:28 PMI live in a high poverty area. How do you solve for students who don't have technology access: computers, wifi...
Mike Jones
03:10:03
To me it seems that if you can successfully get a lesson to children and get some type of formative assessment, that would be success. The results will not be the same as it will be in school, but any success with emergency online school is good.
Lori Gracey
03:10:08
Miguel's blog with additional resources for remote learning is now published here: https://blog.tcea.org/remote-learning-tools/
Heather
03:13:08
Hi Everyone - Just joined up - We are a K-8 district with one to one iPads. We have 4 days of E-PD set up for staff but nothing set up for teleschooling yet. Our school has not yet been closed but schools around us are beginning to. We currently a planned half day of school, half day SIP day on Friday. Do you think tchrs need to have PD on this or would it be easy enough for staff to run from their home without any prior training? I think teleschooling could be a necessary alternative to adding on to the end of the school year.
Lori Gracey
03:14:14
Heather, I would think some planning time for teachers to brainstorm what lessons they can successfully help students learn via remote learning and how they can best structure those would be necessary.
A.FAlice Hawkins
03:14:34
Has there been a collaboration or even a conversation with, in my case, TEA as to whether this type of continuity in learning will mitigate making up days in the event of a catastrophic situation?
Alison Hancox
03:15:55
using synchronous instruction as a way to connect and celebrate learning is an alternative. I use a Me-We-they literacy approach in a synchronous class - I model and work with them, then they can log off and come back tomorrow with their learning. learning can happen in real time
Heather
03:16:00
Good question, not sure. (I am not an administrator, just a teacher.) maybe? I iimagine so?
Lori Gracey
03:18:29
This is the latest communication from TEA (Texas Education Agency): https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/tea-spring-break-guidance/update-novel I'm sure they will continue to update it as needed.
maryann.mullet
03:18:42
Do you have any tips for what this could look like for the very young (say K-2)?
A.FAlice Hawkins
03:19:05
Thanks Lori.
sneadb
03:20:24
Maryann, doour kids already use some apps daily in the classroom?
Heather
03:20:32
Our school uses Schoology and some of us use Screencastify - I agree - that is a great app to record yourself teaching. As far as live instruction, what types of tech give you the ability to work with your class live? Is there a way to do this without worrying that other ppl not from your class are getting in? I would assume so?
DLHARRIS
03:20:57
We are an economically disadvantaged area (over 90%). Many of our families do not have internet at home. Are there any work arounds people have in this situation?
Alison Hancox
03:21:02
I use the whiteboard and google slides- and have slides provided with templates and with student names on them. After we do a me-we together they are giventime to do their learning. I use the same set of slides and we continue to build on this one set. It is easier to go back and close gaps later and review
Alison Hancox
03:21:32
I use share screen with the slides and have all students - even younger one log into the same slides
Alison Hancox
03:21:54
it is good modeling for the parents too to see how the learning is done. Not all learning has to happen online.
TIffany Barton
03:21:59
@Allison Hancox, do you have an example of this you could share?
sneadb
03:23:36
Maryann, Seesaw is a great platform to use and very easy to use. I am thinking our students will continue using Razkids and Dreambox. I would encourage teachers to share GoNoodle for activity. I would use Seesaw, Class DoJo and Flipgrid to have students share their learning.
Lori Gracey
03:23:52
As district leaders, do we need to schedule some time for our teachers to meet virtually to discuss problems or good things that are happening?
maryann.mullet
03:24:15
Thank you sneadb!
Dov Friedman
03:25:35
@lori, I think that's the only way to lessen the anxiety for teachers. Share with them cases and practices form other teachers that actually worked
Lori Gracey
03:26:15
So leaders would need to not just help students to connect, but also other educators. That's a key component, I think. Thanks, Dov!
Brook Park
03:26:38
@Lori that would be great for morale and a way to get them more comfortable meeting online.
DLHARRIS
03:26:42
We are an economically disadvantaged area (over 90%). Many of our families do not have internet at home. Are there any work arounds people have in this situation?
Lori Gracey
03:27:14
We will be sending a link to the recording of this webinar out in the next day or so to everyone who registered.
cjohns13
03:28:15
District leaders, please take parenting teachers into consideration. We maybe assisting our own children's learning as well as facilitating home learning for our students. I have 100 students in 3 different preps; my two daughters in elementary. Talk about work-life balance!!
Lori Gracey
03:28:44
From Miguel's blog: If low-income students need Internet access at home, consider investigating the Lifeline program. “Lifeline typically provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on service for eligible low-income subscribers.” Learn more about Lifeline from this FCC.gov website. https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/lifeline-support-affordable-communications
Jenny Houston
03:28:45
Hello everyone! I will be sending the link to the recording likely tomorrow.
capayne
03:29:17
They may have a phone but that doesn't mean that they have a data plan.
Jenny Houston
03:29:34
Also, this week’s Lunch & Learn is “Google Classroom Update” with Jennifer Bergland. This Wednesday from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM. Register here: https://fontevacustomer-15eba72fb34.force.com/EventApi__simple_event?id=a1U1I0000018PJVUA2
capayne
03:30:30
You may need to repurpose the computers on your campus and check them out to families that need them.
Mike Jones
03:30:59
I’ve been trying to work my mind about live-streaming educational content. Many kids are already on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube Live, and other entertainment live content platforms. I have noticed a lack of exploration into this realm and I am curious what experience you have and could there be viability in using these platforms in education?
cindydarden
03:32:13
neverware
lisamonthie
03:32:15
Chromium?
katemigliazzo
03:32:36
Hello everyone, I work with a live video tech firm in Austin. We’re developing technology designed to deliver high quality video/audio, particularly in remote locations or poor quality internet. If you would like to learn more, please let me know. My email is kn95@cornell.edu
Summer
03:32:54
Kahn Academy is a great resource, both in general and for distance learning situations.
Andy Adams
03:32:56
https://www.neverware.com/blogcontent/2020/3/5/cloudready-and-covid-19-support-for-students
Alison Hancox
03:33:20
In response to the question - do I have a sample - I can share some samples of how I have done a synchronous approach if you sish. I can share a screen to show those interested.
Miguel Guhlin
03:34:38
Look for routines, not only the tools. Great point!
Alison Hancox
03:35:10
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxl5D-GdOeM3UlpWVVZJaFJqS2M
Alfonso
03:35:31
Thank you for all these great tips and resources!
Alison Hancox
03:35:34
this is an example of my screens that I built on week to week over a semester.
Alison Hancox
03:35:58
students then created their own portfolios of their own work in google slides and shared those through out our live classes.
Andy Adams
03:36:16
Will you put the link on the screen into the chat please?
Lori Gracey
03:36:52
http://ly.tcea.org/covidresources
Brook Park
03:36:58
thank y’all for sharing:)
Brook Park
03:37:15
Brook.Park@manorisd.net
lisamonthie
03:37:17
@lisamonthie and @WacoISDBL
Alfonso
03:37:18
@Techteacher1381
Tony Harris
03:37:19
Thank you all!
cindydarden
03:37:20
@techexpeditions
Amanda Davis
03:37:20
twitter @mandiedavisad
Summer
03:37:25
smcinerney@kirbyhall.org
Andy Adams
03:37:27
@Lori: ty @kilgoretech
Brook Park
03:37:28
@TrajanDeTejas
Dov Friedman
03:37:32
twitter@cirqlive dov@cirqlive.com
Emily H
03:37:33
Thank you! @emherrin
melissa.marvin
03:37:37
Melissa.marvin@psjaisd.us
Jennifer Pearson
03:37:38
@1hightechteach 1hightechteacher.com.
Lori Gracey
03:37:40
TCEA will continue to provide resources for this critical topic. You can check back on our blog to find them: https://blog.tcea.org/
Mike Jones
03:37:41
twitter: @4N6teacher mike.jones@wacoisd.org
Marie Paullus
03:37:44
@mpaullus
TIffany Barton
03:37:46
@EdtechWithTiff I would love to connect with other private schools or small schools! :)
debra.pingel
03:37:47
@dpingel
Katie
03:37:49
Thank you for everything! @SokolikKatie
Dov Friedman
03:37:54
happy to help and consult free of charge for anyone that needs. don't be shy
Gregory Facey
03:37:54
Gfacey@vocabulary.com
Laura Stanner
03:37:55
Very informative! Thank you! Twitter: @stannerl lstanner@aea1.k12.ia.us
debra.pingel
03:37:55
@senyda
Christy Cate - R14
03:37:55
I see nothing in the chat, except my own posts
A.FAlice Hawkins
03:37:56
Thank you for a great conversation and tips about this topic. We all have a ways to go.
cjohns13
03:37:58
cjohns13@aisd.net Twitter @themrsch117
Mike Jones
03:38:05
thanks everyone
Amanda Davis
03:38:05
Thank you everyone!
Stephanie Krammer
03:38:08
Some good food for thought, thanks everyone
fdevelasco
03:38:09
thank you
Marcie Lindsey
03:38:13
@marcie_lindsey
melissa.marvin
03:38:13
thank you!
cindydarden
03:38:14
Thank you!
maryann.mullet
03:38:16
Thank you!
Cori C-S.
03:38:25
@CoburnCori
debra.pingel
03:38:26
Thank you!
Nicole Moran
03:38:27
Thank you :)
Nikki Robertson
03:38:31
Great information today. Thank you!
Marcie Lindsey
03:38:31
Thanks!
Lori Gracey
03:38:35
Stay healthy!!!!
Trecia's iPhone
03:38:37
Thank you for the great information!
charlene.foster
03:38:37
Thanks!
Julie
03:38:38
Great info. thanks!
Andy Adams
03:38:38
thank you!!
lesley
03:38:39
thank you for this. it was very informative!
Dov Friedman
03:38:43
Thank you
lesley
03:38:55
(hand clap)
Miguel Guhlin
03:38:56
Yay, Jennifer and Lisa!!!