AlphaPlus Virtual Showcase

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A series of 4 Zoom sessions showcasing how innovative programs and instructors use digital tools and approaches to connect and work with learners remotely.

Each session will feature guest presenters who’ll share their approaches, strategies and tips on how they connect with learners and build a virtual community using online tools and resources. Participants will have a chance to discuss and share their own experiences in breakout rooms. Afterwards, we’ll have a Tech Q&A to explore some of the digital tools mentioned during the session.


ASL interpretation services will be provided.

SESSION 1

DELIVERED on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Focus/Theme: Building community in remote learning environments

By now, we are used to facilitating online meetings with learners, but what can we do to make them more fun and effective? Join us for a discussion with guest instructors and Tech Q&A to explore how they engage learners and enhance social presence in synchronous remote learning environments. Digital tools discussed: Zoom; Google Meet; MS Teams…

SESSION 2

DELIVERED on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Focus/Theme: Learner collaboration in remote learning environments

As learners get more comfortable with technology, can interactive whiteboards, online documents and user groups enhance learning activities and engagement in online environments?

Join us for a discussion with guest instructors and Tech Q&A to explore how they are using collaborative activities that can help enhance social and cognitive presence in synchronous and asynchronous remote learning environments.

Digital tools discussed: Whiteboards, Jamboard, Padlet, Slack, Facebook groups…

ASL interpretation services will be provided

SESSION 3

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Focus/Theme: Curating resources for remote learning environments

With so much information available online, would curated resource collections and class websites help encourage and extend learner’s learning beyond virtual meetings?

Join us for a discussion with guest instructors and Tech Q&A to explore how they curate online resource collections that extend learning and enhance critical thinking skills in asynchronous remote learning environments.

Digital tools discussed: Google Sites, Weebly, Padlet...

ASL interpretation services will be provided

SESSION 4

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Focus/Theme: Designing for blended learning outcomes in a learning management system

Learning Management Systems (LMS) help us customize/ package/blend teaching and learning but can and/or do they work in the literacy and basic skills field?

Join us for a discussion with guest instructors and Tech Q&A to explore how they were able to evaluate whether a learning management system would enhance blended learning outcomes for the learners they work with.

Digital tools discussed: Canvas, Google Classroom

ASL interpretation services will be provided