The Small Online Kindness (SOK) Generatoris a web tool that encourages educators to consider how to best express the kindest and most empathetic intention when they communicate remotely with another person.
The novel coronavirus pandemic set off a race for schools to launch remote learning efforts to keep children from falling behind. In “The Digital Divide and Remote Learning,” an episode of Harvard EdCast, Lecturer Uche Amaechi, EdD ‘16, illuminates the tension that arises for schools trying to find a balance in continuing education in equitable ways for all students.
As the online teaching and learning environment continues to evolve, schools are looking for technology leaders to more effectively engage learners, increase performance, and improve the quality of learning experiences for their students. Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with Penn State College of Education, offers a 30-credit master’s degree in learning, design, and technology. This completely online program can prepare you to leverage emerging educational technology to shape learning in the future.
Penn State World Campus also offers three online postbaccalaureate certificate programs in educational technology integration (15 credits), e-learning design (12 credits), and teaching and learning online in K–12 settings (15 credits). Credits successfully earned in any of these programs will count toward the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology, if you apply and are accepted into the program.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education, part of the University of WashingtonBothell, is cataloging and sharing how 82 US school districts, varying in size and geography, and serving nearly 9 million students, are successfully making the transition to remote learning during prolonged school closures.
Facing History and Ourselves supports teachers and students in making sense of the rapidly evolving circumstances around the novel coronavirus and in effectively using whatever educational “class time” they have together. Teachers can view three on-demand webinar series in which they will explore remote teaching strategies and approaches to creating community and sustaining student-centered learning in a digital environment.