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

NCVPSTalks Professional Development will feature a combination of focused Office Hours, along with Interactive Conversation Webinars

 

 

Office Hours:

 

Join us for Office Hours! 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.

 

Teaching Online… Now What?

 

Thursday, March 26 at 9:00 am – Archived Recording

Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 pm – Archived Recording

Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 pm – Archived Recording

Friday, March 27 at 10:00 am

 

Accessibility… Where Do I Start? 

 

Thursday, March 26 at 1:00 pm – Archived Recording

*Register – Friday, March 27 at 2:00 pm

 

 

NC Virtual Webinars

Webinar: “The Basics”

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

 

Register – Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 am

 

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.

Register – Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00 am

 

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.

Register – Wednesday, April 1 at 11:30 am

 

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.

Register – Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 pm

 

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.

Register – Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 am

 

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.

Register – Thursday, April 2 at 2:30 pm

 

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.

Register – Friday, April 3 at 9:30 am

 

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.

Register – Friday, April 3 at 11:00 am

 

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

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

Register – Friday, April 3 at 2:00 pm

 

Teachers of the Year Webinars:

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!

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

Register – Friday, March 27 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: “SeeSaw: Demonstrate and Share Learning”

This session will illustrate how educators can use SeeSaw to create a digital portfolio that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback.

Register – Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 pm

 

Webinar: “Canvas Learning Management System for Educators”

This session will illustrate how educators can use the Canvas Learning Management System to build the digital learning environments that meet student needs.

 

Register – Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30 am

Register – Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30 pm

 

 

Previous Archived Sessions:

 

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!

 

March 19 & 20 – Access the archived recording

Download the presentation slides 

View the FAQs from our sessions

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

 

 

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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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