Differentiating Teacher Professional Learning

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Judy Nguyen  
Social distancing required creative solutions to delivering professional learning that meets teachers' needs without compromising safety. I will show how I supported teachers remotely, discuss different styles and methods of instruction I utilized, and how I handled presenting to a seemingly impenetrable wall of silence.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Professional learning
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards •S and ISTE Standards •T.
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.
  • Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Social distancing presented a challenge of providing teachers' professional learning remotely. In this session, I will share how I supported teachers remotely with live remote instruction and developing an online course using Google Classroom to track teachers' progress and provide feedback.

I will share how I set-up my virtual classroom using my computer, Promethean ActivPanel, webcam on a tripod, and UHF microphone. I will also share how I used the following tools for presenting: Zoom, Google Meet. ClassFlow, Slido, Google Slides, and Chrome extensions.

I will also share I used post-training evaluations to help improve and develop my professional learning offerings.

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Judy Nguyen, All Covered Education

Judy, Teaching & Learning Consultant for All Covered, has been an educator for over 15 years. She previously taught in a 1:1 laptop environment at Rosary Academy. When Rosary adopted a campus-wide 1:1 laptop program, Judy accepted the position of Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she supported teachers with blended/flipped instruction and developed an online summer program. Judy passionately loves working with teachers to accomplish their educational goals. Currently, Judy has been partnering with teachers to experiment on effectively integrating 3D Building, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality into their curriculum.

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