Instructional Strategies for a Virtual Classroom

Session 7: 1:00–2:30 PM, Zoom Room 5

Abstract

Presentation will cover the challenges and potential solutions in teaching an online virtual classroom, using ZOOM or any online meeting software. When using an online meeting software, classroom rules must be established, similar to face-to-face. The learning environment requires teachers to know their students' predominate leaning modalities. Knowing students' LSI (Learning Style Inventories) helps teachers in how to present information and assess student's learning, as well as their engagement with the lecture and class activities. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the technology for both the students and the teacher. Not everyone has the same technology when meeting online. Time Management is another major challenge for any online classes. Everyone is busy with their personal life: work, family, chores, errands, emergencies, and then school (school is not a priority). Teachers are challenged with the Learning Management System (LMS), software that managed the lesson, assignments, class activities, and tests for the subject. There is a steep learning curve to master the LMS in the beginning. But is it necessary to master all LMS features? Finally, there are other resources that are available to engage students and reinforce concepts, but it can be overwhelming. Overall, it is possible to take face-to-face instructional strategies and translate them into a virtual classroom instructional strategies.

Presenters

Lila Young

Clovis Adult Education

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (90 minute)

Audience

Teachers

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • All

Category Strands

  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Online Engagement and Assessment