3 Ways to Move Instruction Online

When face-to-face educators try to imagine online education they are immediately challenged. Face-to-face educators major in compliance and attendance. When planning lessons they structure based on the amount of time budgeted to teaching a concept. They fit assessments into semesters, or 9-weeks, or the dinosaur unit, but rarely to mastery of a concept, mostly to the culmination of a grade on a report card.

So when you ask an educator to move online you need to provide guidance. Real guidance.

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The first place to start is to examine the structure of their classroom. Is the teacher still constrained by the same environment as the face-to-face scenario? If so it would be easy to try to replicate the face-to-face experience online. In fact, unless someone instructs the teacher how not to do so – it may even be expected.

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