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Ensuring Effective, Engaging Virtual Teaching

 May / June


Program Redesign
  • Partner with Hanover Research Group  to conduct study of impact of COVID-19 on student learning K-5 
  • Principals, Curriculum Directors, Instructional Specialists, and Teachers evaluated 6-12 student performance data, learning artifacts, and faculty input to assess impact of COVD-19 on student learning
  • Researched national virtual and hybrid instructional models
  • Redesigned & expanded summer learning for students
  • Redesigned summer professional development to support  teacher effectiveness in virtual environment
  • Developed Learning Laboratory to conduct action research  and identify best practices in virtual teaching and learning
July / August
Action Research Implementation
  • Offered 75 professional development courses to expand pedagogical expertise in virtual and hybrid teaching. 1400 registrants (70% faculty participated)
  • Teachers spent 1,000 hours recrafting curriculum to improve instruction for synchronous and asynchronous lessons
  • Teachers field test best practices in virtual teaching and learning in Learning Laboratories
  • 700+ students enrolled in summer extension & enrichment programs
  • Teachers developing asynchronous lessons for K-12 students
  • Teachers identified successful  asynchronous lessons within the Learning Laboratory
  • Developed K-12 website with independent student learning resources
Assess, Adapt and Adjust
  • Assess/ adjust instruction during weekly & monthly professional learning with teachers/ administrators
  • Administer formative assessments to identify learning gaps and monitor student progress
  • Ongoing Professional Development to support teacher practice
  • Survey parents three times during first marking period to assess program effectiveness