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Kimberly Ulrich
15:43
do people have office hours?
Kristin Youngs
16:08
Hi - I'm a special education coach / I'm looking for suggestions on how you're encouraging your teachers.
Carin Thomas
18:34
I'm a sped coach also. I speak to my teachers and liaisons directly on the phone. Hearing a reassuring voice works better than email and chat.
Carin Thomas
18:39
I don't have a mic...
rseufert
18:58
What have you guys been doing to support your teachers during this time while distance learning is happening?
Kristin Youngs
19:10
Thank you Carin
Carin Thomas
19:41
You're welcome!
Samantha Gonzalez
20:21
Other than tech support, how is everyone supporting their teachers? We created a classroom with resources but feel that gets overwhelming at times.
Kristin Youngs
22:11
Each one of our elementary buildings set up a Google Classroom as well. Seems to be working pretty well
Jessica Kearns
22:16
Teachers are overwhelmed with emails so we utilize a District-wide Google Classroom where we can share ideas and messages of support. Teachers have been posting to each other too
Carin Thomas
22:45
I also share quotes like, "Remember to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help others with theirs."
Janet
24:18
I also have a Google classroom that I share with my ITF
Jessica Kearns
27:07
hi
Kristin Youngs
29:21
Are your districts assigning new material yet?
Jessica Kearns
30:30
Our district is currently preparing for that. We have some teachers who are already delivering instruction via Hangouts or screencastify but it is not consistent yet
jennifer V.
35:46
our teachers have been assigning their own lessons
jennifer V.
38:13
that’s a great idea
Carin Thomas
38:56
One elementary admin mandated that teachers go live with their lessons every day. I advised this teacher to contact the UFT for advice. Any thoughts?
jennifer V.
40:06
I agree with you, it’s too soon to expect that. let teachers learn and grow before expecting live lessons and so often
Kristin Youngs
40:20
What about the kids/families don't have internet?
Carin Thomas
43:39
Good discussion... thank you!
Alana
43:46
https://zoom.us/privacy
Carin Thomas
46:01
My SETSS teachers are phoning students everyday. It's exhausting, but there is no other way to contact them electronically.
Carin Thomas
48:41
There is serious poverty in my districts. Parents are not communicating. I feel like these students automatically get marginalized and underserved.
Kristin Youngs
50:30
Will you explain that again please...kids under 13 can't talk to a teacher?
jennifer V.
51:40
so if a child answers do we have to ask to speak to the parent first
Kristin Youngs
52:31
We are ~ we set up hot spots at the schools ~ parents can drive up & stay in their cars to access WiFi if needed.
Carin Thomas
55:10
That sounds like a union issue!
Carin Thomas
55:16
Yes. All day.
jennifer V.
56:05
i heard if they did that the school year would end a week early did say anything about that?
Carin Thomas
56:23
Clarifying... cancelling spring break sounds like a union issue. Let us pray...
jennifer V.
56:27
I mean make up work through spring break
Kristin Youngs
59:04
We will all need a "break" by then
jennifer V.
01:00:26
can you repeat what you heard about that
Kristin Youngs
01:01:28
Our district is only allowing teachers to email 1x a week
jennifer V.
01:01:36
great advice
Melissa Tuorto-Jordan
01:04:22
can someone help me... i see video but have no sound
christine
01:07:46
I can't hear the audio very choppy
Kristin Youngs
01:08:04
And the service providers, sped ed teachers need to send it to the homebased teacher to be sent home
Janet
01:09:08
I also tell students to set guidelines for what should be done half way through the week, so students don’t wait until the last minute to do everything
Kristin Youngs
01:10:27
I need to join another meeting ~ thank you all. Stay healthy