Remote Teaching Resources
The Remote Teaching Resources found on this page are a compilation of MƒA teacher ideas and promising practices.
In July 2020, MƒA teachers participated in a virtual forum to share how to best help all students learn remotely. In a September workshop, MƒA teachers had another opportunity to collaborate and reflect on their successes in promising remote teaching practices. During both the forum and workshop, teachers learned about and explored student participation, assessment, socio-emotional support, differentiation, digital interactions, organization, accountability, and more. We captured their experiences and exciting ideas through a series of stories.
Our hope is that the resources below will provide new ideas for other teachers to tackle these challenges as well as inspire others to learn and grow in their practice as we continue to push forward into 2021.
Click below to learn more about how MƒA teachers are addressing remote-teaching challenges in four areas of common concern.
How do you build and maintain community in a virtual classroom?
- Asynchronous Connections
- Laura Torres, High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
- One-on-one Meetings in Breakout Rooms
- Michael Wijaya, Bard High School Early College Queens
- Joyously Doing Math Together Using Nearpod
- Soni Midha, East Side Community School
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Chris Weisbrot, Curtis High School
How are you, your colleagues, or your school addressing the challenges of student engagement? What new strategies have you made in the virtual classroom?
- Using a Virtual Whiteboard to Fully Engage Students
- Pravesh Shiwnarain, York Early College Academy
- Enrichment/Flexible Fridays
- AnnaMarie Hauser, The 30th Avenue School (Q300)
- Student Check-ins
- Shari Eng, Bayside High School
- Making Expectations Visible Using Google Docs
- Ellie Williamson, The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction
How have you evolved, transformed, or modified the way you design assessment since moving to remote teaching?
- Using EdPuzzle for Formative Assessment
- Alice Brea, Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology
- Using Google Forms to Quickly Assess Students
- Olena Kebalo, Energy Tech High School
- Maggie Weinreb, J.H.S. 054 Booker T. Washington
- Project-Based Assessments
- Sharon Collins, New Heights Academy Charter School
- Group Assessments
- Katherine Jacobson, Nyack High School
- Teaching and Assessing Vocabulary Using Flocabulary
- David Connelly, Science, Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus
How have you evolved, transformed, or modified the way you design curriculum since moving to remote teaching?
- Powerful Co-Teaching Using Note-Taking Software
- Despina Kaneris and Trisha Wright, Queens High School for Language Studies
- Building a YouTube Channel
- Raul Saenz, Brooklyn Tech High School
- Using Project-Based Learning
- Chaya Baras, West Brooklyn Community High School
- Creating Asynchronous Lessons with Student Supports
- Jade Jenkins, KIPP Infinity Charter School