Teaching in the Time of a Pandemic

In our eighth episode of Opportunity Thrives, we discuss tools, tips, and best practices to help support teachers who are new to online learning. As online learning has been thrust into the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that many districts and educators have questions about how to navigate this transition. 

Kari Feldhaus, who has been an online instructor for more than 15 years, shares the nuts and bolts of an online learning program, including specific steps for creating assignments, orienting parents and students, monitoring student progress, and providing students with additional support as they adjust to this transition.

She also provides tips for sustaining student motivation. Online learning is a very different form of instruction than in the traditional classroom, and it’s clearly important to humanize the communication styles that are used. Kari shares how she keeps students engaged while learning remotely.