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:

4 tips to deliver distance learning effectively and efficiently

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.

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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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