Learning Continuity Resources

Are you looking for ways to keep your students engaged during the extended school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Below you’ll find a variety of free resources designed to help schools evaluate and prepare for providing students with learning continuity.

Learning Continuity Webinars & Office Hours

Our NCVPSTalks Professional Development series will feature Interactive Conversation Webinars. Join us as we share best practices for supporting students in learning online. Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring to your face-to-face classroom into the virtual world!


Check out our selection of sessions below. Register or view archived recordings from past sessions. *Please note: a 1-hour certificate of participation will be emailed to registered participants within 1 week from session date.

 

Welcome to the NCVPSTalks Summer Series! Sessions will occur weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm

Webinar: “The Basics of Canvas”

This session will demonstrate the basics of using the Canvas Learning Management System and assist educators with a smooth transition to online learning.
Presenters:
Tiffany Grant, NCVirtual Outreach & Support Instructional Leader, and NCVirtual Math Instructor.
Kirk Kennedy, NCVirtual Earth-Environmental Science Instructional Leader, and NC Virtual Earth Environmental Science Instructor.

Register to Attend Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm

 

Thursday, July 16 at 9:00 am

Webinar: “Effective Online Teaching”

What does effective online teaching and learning look like? This session will feature a sample course walkthrough.
Presenters:
Laurie Sloan, NCVirtual Art Instructional Leader, and NCVirtual AP Art History & Art of Fashion Instructor.
Dustin Weaver, NCVirtual Math Instructional Leader, and NC Virtual AP Statistics & Math I Instructor.

Register to Attend Thursday, July 16 at 9:00am

 

Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 am

Webinar: “Meaningful Feedback: Part I”

This session will discuss and provide examples of meaningful feedback to students. The key question of what does it look like be answered!
Presenters:
Tiffany Grant, NCVirtual Outreach & Support Instructional Leader, and NCVirtual Math Instructor.
Kirk Kennedy, NCVirtual Earth-Environmental Science Instructional Leader, and NC Virtual Earth Environmental Science Instructor.

Register to Attend Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00am

 

Thursday, July 23 at 9:00 am

Webinar: “Meaningful Feedback: Part II”

This session is Part II of the Meaningful Feedback series and will feature the use of tools such as Feedback Banks and Text Expander.
Presenters:
Laurie Sloan, NCVirtual Art Instructional Leader, and NCVirtual AP Art History & Art of Fashion Instructor.
Dustin Weaver, NCVirtual Math Instructional Leader, and NC Virtual AP Statistics & Math I Instructor.

Register to Attend Thursday, July 23 at 9:00am

 

View the FAQs from our sessions  

 

Archived Office Hour Presentation Slides:

 

FEEDBACK:

Effective and Powerful Feedback Online 

Feedback: Use it to Review, Support and Extend Learning

 

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

Increasing Student Engagement through Online Tools

How to Increase Student Participation In Your Online Classes

Engaging Students in Online Learning

Increasing Student Engagement with Kahoot, Answer Garden, Video Creation & EdPuzzle

 

WORKING WITHIN YOUR COURSE:
Using Canvas – Embedding Materials and Designing Modules

Unpacking an Online Lesson

Using Canvas – Announcements & Feedback

Creating Announcements to Engage Students

Homepage Navigation & Announcements
Creating FeedBanks and Using TextExpander

 

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY:

How to Use Zoom Effectively

Tools to Instruct, Inform & Celebrate
Creating Screencasts to Guide Students and Stakeholders

 

COMMUNICATIONS:
Communication Tools

Communication to Support Students & Stakeholders

Communication Tips & Tools

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC:

Online Physical Education

 

WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT:

Top 4 Ways to Manage Teacher Workload

 

ACCESSIBILITY & COPYRIGHT:

Accessibility for Students with Different Needs & Abilities

Copyright, Fair Use, and TASL

 

 

Archived Recorded Sessions:

 

Thursday, March 19

Webinar: “From Face-to-Face to Virtual – Tips and Tricks for Successful Transitioning”

Join us for this interactive conversation focused on sharing best practices for digitizing your content and supporting students in learning online. Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring your face-to-face classroom into the virtual world!

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the presentation slides

 

Thursday, March 26

Office Hours: Teaching Online… Now What?

Office Hours are structured as Question and Answer time to assist educators as they transition to online learning. They are smaller groups to ensure that support is specific and targeted.

*Access the Session 1 Archived Recording

*Access the Session 2 Archived Recording

 

Thursday, March 26

Office Hours: Accessibility… Where Do I Start? 

Office Hours are structured as Question and Answer time to assist educators as they transition to online learning. They are smaller groups to ensure that support is specific and targeted.

*Access the Archived Recording

 

Tuesday, March 31 at 10am

Webinar: “The Basics”

This session will provide an overview of online course components beginning with the fundamentals of a Learning Management System.

*Access the Archived Recording

*Access the Presentation Slides 

 

Tuesday, March 31 at 4pm

Webinar: “SeeSaw: Demonstrate and Share Learning”

Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the Year as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use a variety of technology tools to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub! This session will illustrate how educators can use SeeSaw to create a digital portfolio that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback.

*Access the Archived Recording 

 

Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30am & Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30pm

Webinar: “Canvas Learning Management System for Educators”

Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the Year as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use a variety of technology tools to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub! This session will illustrate how educators can use the Canvas Learning Management System to build digital learning environments that meet student needs.

*Access the Session 1 Archived Recording

*Access the Session 2 Archived Recording

 

Wednesday, April 1 at 10am

Webinar: “I Have Begun Building My Course, Now How Do I Effectively Use Technology to Deliver Content?”

This session provides participants with the most effective ways in which to deliver content using technology. These are the nuts and bolts, and this session includes specific examples of technology-delivered content. This session will also explain how the instructional materials should align with module/unit objectives.

Download the Presentation Slides

 

Wednesday, April 1 at 11:30am

Webinar: “I Have Begun Building Modules For My Course, Now How Do I Provide a Variety of Activities?”

This session will introduce participants to current technology/tools that support student learning and the importance of alignment with learning objectives. These tools facilitate student engagement in the course and promote active learning. This session will introduce participants to the top 5 tools used in NCVPS courses and why these are effective.

* Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

 

Thursday, April 2 at 1pm

Webinar: “Making the Shift from Face-to-Face to Online: How Do I Communicate Effectively and Maintain Positive Relationships with Students?

This session provides the best practices for being an effective online teacher. This bridges the gap between teaching in the face-to-face classroom and interacting with students in their online environment. Additionally, this session provides successful ways in which to communicate with students and parents. It equips participants with an understanding of how communication and feedback are key to developing positive relationships with students.

* Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides 

 

Thursday, April 2 at 11am

Webinar: “What Supplemental Resources Are Available for Use in the Online Classroom?”

When used appropriately, supplemental resources encourage learning and student engagement. This session will provide participants with suggestions on how to use these resources in an online classroom.

* Access the Archived Recording

 

Thursday, April 2 at 2:30pm

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach a World Language Online?”

This session provides best practices for teaching a world language in an online environment. Participants will learn how to structure the online course so that it incorporates listening, interpreting and speaking.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides 

 

Friday, April 3 at 9:30am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach PE Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching PE in an online environment. This will introduce participants to effective course materials, online tools and ways in which to provide evidence of physical activity.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

 

Friday, April 3 at 11am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach Art Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching Art in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Presentation Slides

*Access the Archived Recording

 

Friday, April 3 at 2pm

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach ELL Students Online?”

This session provides successful practices for working with ELL students in the online environment.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

 

Monday, April 6 at 10am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach CTE Courses Online?”

This session provides best practices for teaching CTE courses in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Monday, April 6 at 11:30am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach Science Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching Science in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Monday, April 6 at 1:00pm

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach High School English Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching English in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Monday, April 6 at 3:15pm

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach Social Studies/History Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching Social Studies in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Tuesday, April 7 at 8:30am

Webinar: “How Do I Cope With This New Way of Teaching?”

This session provides best practices for organizing and simplifying tasks to help the teacher stay calm and enjoy their role as the online instructor.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Tuesday, April 7 at 10:00am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach Math Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching Math in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

Tuesday, April 7 at 11:30am

Webinar: “How Do I Effectively Teach Biology Online?”

This session provides the best practices for teaching Biology in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.

*Access the Archived Recording

Download the Presentation Slides

 

Thursday, April 9 at 6:00pm & 7:00pm

Webinar: “Google Classroom: Tips for Making Your Classroom A Digital Learning Hub.”

Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional, Teachers of the Year, as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use Google Classroom to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub!

*Archived Recording – Beginner to Intermediate

*Archived Recording – Intermediate to Advanced

 

Tuesday, April 14 at 11am and Thursday, April 16 at 1pm

WEBINAR: “Providing Meaningful Feedback to Students in the Online Environment”

Providing effective feedback in an online environment can be challenging. This session takes all of the guesswork out of how to provide the most constructive feedback possible to your online students.

*Access the April 14 Archived Recording

*Access the April 16 Archived Recording

 

Tuesday, April 21 at 10am and Thursday, April 23 at 1pm

WEBINAR: “Best Practices for Conducting Live Sessions with Students”

Conducting live sessions with students can be intimidating and challenging. This session will discuss best practices and strategies for facilitating live web conferencing sessions.

*Access the April 21 Archived Recording

*Access the April 23 Archived Recording

 

 

 

 

Resource List:

GoOpenNC – This is North Carolina’s library of open education resources. Explore content by lesson, grade, and standards.

Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist – A tiered list of considerations, tips, and actionable strategies to enact during an institutional move to temporary remote instruction of classroom-based courses. 

Internet Service Providers Offering Free or Discounted Services – This DSIT map is of providers who are offering free or discounted internet service currently. It is not a map of current broadband coverage.

Online Pedagogy – Considerations for Digital Instruction

English Language Development – Resources for English Learners (ELs) During Remote Learning

 

OER, Creative Commons, and Public Domain Content

 

 

Resources for Royalty-Free Images:

 

Closed Captioned Video:

 

 

 

 

School Closure Learning Continuity Readiness Rubric

Thumbnail of Continuity Readiness RubricView and download a School Closure Learning Continuity Readiness Rubric that schools can use as an evaluation and planning tool.

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