The end of this past school year was unrecognizable compared to its beginnings. Overnight, well-vetted methods of teaching in person shifted to entirely remote models. Educators from kindergarten through university found themselves suddenly required to innovate pedagogy online with urgency. However, instructors who work with digital tools were well poised for the shift, compared to many of their colleagues. They had been testing methods of digital collaboration with their students for years. These educators have spent the past 5 months sharpening their tools, rather than inventing them from scratch. How are they mobilizing their students now? What have they tested and what are they preparing to roll out in the fall?
Miguel Cardona from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Rian Long and Steph Kotula from Portland State University, are among the educators who have quickly pivoted. They will share their prototypes, tools, and methods, to show us what remote learning looks like when it’s well considered and in the grain of technology. Join us for a conversation and demonstration about how to engage students effectively in the new reality, and what they would continue doing from the approaches they’ve tested, even if we were able to be back in a classroom together tomorrow. How will what we’re doing online change our expectations of education moving forward? And how will we measure success?