An instructional framework for distance literacy learning
Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey
Which instructional moves ensure that students learn at high levels? How do these transfer to an online, virtual, and remote learning environment? What tasks are useful in an asynchronous setting and what should teachers privilege in synchronous settings? These are the questions that drove us to learn from 74 teachers about effective literacy instruction This led to the discovery of an instructional framework that can be used to design literacy learning.
Building community, digital literacies: Motivation for learning online
Maha Bali and Mia Zamora
How do we build community online? In this session, I will showcase a resource I co-created/curated on this topic. The resource includes ideas for introduction activities, warm-ups for beginning a class or cool downs for wrapping up a class, activities for setting the tone, activities for use throughout the semester for engaging conversations, and examples of Liberating Structures. The presentation will include a quick overview of how the resource was build and what it includes, and participants will have an opportunity to try out some of the activities live, according to participant interest.
Connected Literacy: Read It, Write It, Talk It, Share It
Jill Castek and Yousra Abourehab
This session will illustrate ways that literacy connects learners across languages to extend connections to our global world. The presenters will highlight ways to plan instruction to connect reading, writing, speaking, listening in order to share and exchange ideas both online and face-to-face. Translanguaging approaches and connections will be illustrated and encouraged to enhance literacy development for all learners and in any language. Examples of activities will showcase digital texts and tools in ways that connect your class as a community in ways that are engaging, beneficial, and fun.
Inspire, Engage, Connect, and Share: Planning for Anytime/Real-Time Learning in Face-to-Face and Virtual Classrooms
Julie Coiro introduces a practical Anytime/Real-Time Learning framework to intentionally guide your teaching while also providing opportunities for students to actively inquire, collaborate, take action, and reflect on what’s important to them, even amidst the challenge of these uncertain times. Attend the session to learn more about the framework and work in small groups to discuss how you might integrate these ideas into your face-to-face and/or virtual classroom settings. Walk away with a set of key principles and digital resources to support your efforts after the session has ended.
Resilient Virtual Teaching Tools
Participants will learn how to teach their students about Resiliency using three educational technologies. They will learn about how to use Get Epic, a free online resource with leveled books, Jamboard for student writing, scaffolded sentence starters for writing a summary and Flip Grid for student presentations.