Creating an Academic Helpdesk for Online Learners

Learn how to set-up and run an academic helpdesk to provide students with realtime support as they engage in remote learning. Topics will include set-up, providing access to students, tools to consider using, and staffing ideas. This can be a great resource for students to avoid the frustration of not being able to get support when needed when working remotely.

Friday, April 10, 8:30AM-9:15PM EST

Zoom 1:  Essential Virtual Meeting Room Skills for Remote Instructors

As teachers and students move to remote learning, it will be essential that teachers learn to use online meeting software. We will use Zoom to discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques that allow for effective instruction and support in a virtual meeting. Topics will range from basic features such as using microphones and video cameras to more advanced techniques of sharing screens, using whiteboards, and breakout rooms.

Wednesday, April 8, 9:30-9:15AM EST

Zoom 2:  Using Zoom to Teach

Learn and practice using the variety of tools available in Zoom to create a more interactive and productive experience for your students. We will explore breakout rooms, a variety of screen sharing options, annotation, and more. We will also discuss techniques beyond the tools to use to make sure students are engaged and attentive while in the Zoom room.

Tuesday, April 7, 8:30-9:15AM EST

Creating and Implementing Collaborative Lessons in Zoom

At VLACS, we offer collaborative sessions for students in Zoom. We have learned a great deal by trial and error and will share tips and techniques we have learned to create an environment where students work collaboratively to learn from each other and create a group product in a short period of time. We will look both at how to leverage the tools in Zoom and how to develop effective lessons for collaboration in an online setting.

More information coming soon.

Life and Work for Remote Workers

Working remotely brings with it a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is balancing home responsibilities with those of work.  With the directive to move to remote learning across the region, teachers across are now being asked to not only provide access to content and assess student progress, but do so in the same location as their families and personal responsibilities.  At VLACS, new instructors are given training on how to work remotely. This webinar has been adapted from our training modules to help New Hampshire educators adapt to their “new normal”.

Wednesday, April 8, 2:30-3:15PM EST

Communicating with Remote Learners

With multiple weeks of remote instruction coming, what are the best strategies and helpful tips for communicating with remote learners. Topics will include various communication tools, how to support academic integrity remotely, the importance of regularity and consistency, how empathic communication can help you build relationships with your students, and how those relationships will help support your students now and upon return to school.

More information coming soon.

Supporting and Supervising Remote Faculty and Staff

School leaders are now faced with supporting and supervising faculty and staff that are no longer working in their building and while each school/district has their own data to be able to do so, there are some overarching mechanisms that can be put into place to help provide support.  At VLACS we have been supervising remote faculty and staff for more than decade and this webinar is designed to share some of our best practices with all school leaders who are now tasked with having to do the same.

Wednesday, April 8, 1:00-1:45PM EST

Transitioning School Counseling Services to an Online Setting

Please join the VLACS School Counseling Team to learn about ways to transition your school counseling office to the digital space. We'll collaborate on counseling-specific resources, strategies and tips to support your students/families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, April 7, 1:00-1:45PM EST

Wednesday, April 8, 11:00-11:45AM EST

Thursday, April 9, 1:00-1:45PM EST