When everyone in our district received the message that school would be closing, many people’s first reaction was to think we simply had a long spring break. But not us educators – teachers across our district immediately got to work, learning new technologies and adjusting curriculum for our new reality: distance learning.

At the end of the day, we know it’s about the students and their learning comes first – no matter the shape or form it may take.

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While these are certainly unprecedented times and there is no one-size fits all approach to distance learning, I’d like to share my tips for educators and districts when delivering distance learning:

Meet faculty and students where they are

Our district is approaching distance learning technology with educators the same way we look at ensuring students are prepared – the content needs to be relevant for students, and the same is said for our adult learners.

About the Author:

Rick Bray is an Instructional Technology Professional Development Specialist at Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).


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