The Ed Tech Doctor Is In - Shared screen with speaker view
do people have office hours?
Hi - I'm a special education coach / I'm looking for suggestions on how you're encouraging your teachers.
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.
I don't have a mic...
What have you guys been doing to support your teachers during this time while distance learning is happening?
Thank you Carin
Other than tech support, how is everyone supporting their teachers? We created a classroom with resources but feel that gets overwhelming at times.
Each one of our elementary buildings set up a Google Classroom as well. Seems to be working pretty well
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
I also share quotes like, "Remember to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help others with theirs."
I also have a Google classroom that I share with my ITF
Are your districts assigning new material yet?
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
our teachers have been assigning their own lessons
that’s a great idea
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?
I agree with you, it’s too soon to expect that. let teachers learn and grow before expecting live lessons and so often
What about the kids/families don't have internet?
Good discussion... thank you!
My SETSS teachers are phoning students everyday. It's exhausting, but there is no other way to contact them electronically.
There is serious poverty in my districts. Parents are not communicating. I feel like these students automatically get marginalized and underserved.
Will you explain that again please...kids under 13 can't talk to a teacher?
so if a child answers do we have to ask to speak to the parent first
We are ~ we set up hot spots at the schools ~ parents can drive up & stay in their cars to access WiFi if needed.
That sounds like a union issue!
Yes. All day.
i heard if they did that the school year would end a week early did say anything about that?
Clarifying... cancelling spring break sounds like a union issue. Let us pray...
I mean make up work through spring break
We will all need a "break" by then
can you repeat what you heard about that
Our district is only allowing teachers to email 1x a week
can someone help me... i see video but have no sound
I can't hear the audio very choppy
And the service providers, sped ed teachers need to send it to the homebased teacher to be sent home
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
I need to join another meeting ~ thank you all. Stay healthy