Pre-service teachers, Werklund instructors and others are welcome to join these sessions. We will have more sessions in the coming weeks.
January 13, 2021: Online Instructional Tools for Pre-Service Teachers: UDL in the Online Environment
Learn how to create accessible, inclusive, and engaging online learning experiences for all students. We will review UDL principles, explore how to incorporate flexibility in online learning, discover strategies on how to increase interactivity, and rework organizational systems for LMS to make learning in an online environment meaningful, enjoyable, and equitable for all.
January 20, 2021: Creating Choice Boards for Online Learning
One of the quickest ways to get a classroom full of engaged students is to provide them with choice, and one of the best ways to do this is to give them a choice board. In this practical, hands-on workshop, we will go through easy to follow steps to create a usable and interactive choice board that you can share with your students so they can show what they know in a way that suits them.
January 27, 2021: Choice Boards for Online Learning: How Might I Design for the Content in Choice Boards?
In this session we will dive into the topic of choice boards to investigate different strategies on designing meaningful content. We will explore how to connect learning activities to learner interests and 21st Century Competencies for a choice board that you will be able to use with your learners.
February 3, 2021: Engagement Strategies for Synchronous Sessions
In this workshop, we will investigate the question how might we keep students engaged and motivated in synchronous online session? We will explore the literature on engagement in distance learning and go through 15 different strategies and activities to keep interest high throughout your sessions.
February 10, 2021: Social-Emotional Learning for Online Learning
Throughout this session, we will explore the question of how might we foster online learning experiences that attend to the social-emotional needs of our learners? In this interactive session, we will review the literature on SEL and discover strategies that we can use both synchronously and asynchronously to establish an inclusive, caring, and self-space for students and at the same time, help students to develop socially and emotionally.
February 25, 2021: Harnessing the Power of Formative Assessment in a Digital Age
This session will provide both a pedagogical review and introduction to various tools that are being used to support formative feedback in the classroom. Dr. Nadia Delanoy and Jodie Walz from the Calgary Catholic School Division will facilitate an interactive session where pre-service teachers can explore practical tools to support their instruction during field experience whether face to face, in a blended learning environment or fully online. There will be time to ‘play’ and consider how these tools can be integrated into the learning design and lesson implementation.