Teaching in Uncertain Times

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies is hosting a three-day professional learning series, titled Teaching in Uncertain Times, on Aug. 11-13, 2020. Sessions will focus on the Community of Inquiry framework and its three Social, Cognitive and Teaching Presences (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000).
 
Participants are encouraged to attend all three days of the learning series. Certificates of attendance and contact hours are available for attendees. Participants do not need to register. Each session description contains information to join the session. View the session agendas and descriptions below.
 
Please note that some sessions will be in the Microsoft Teams Live format. If you have not yet attended a Teams Live event, please review the Participant Q&A prior to attending.

Overview

This professional learning will be an opportunity for Ohio’s educators to deepen their abilities to apply their knowledge of practices, applications and pedagogy aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards in various instructional settings.

Essential/Guiding Question

How do we design rigorous, standards-aligned instruction that is nimble, flexible and responsive to changing instructional settings?

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Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, Community of Inquiry Framework [JPEG]. Retrieved July 27, 2020, from www.thecommunityofinquiry.org/coi. This work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).
 

General Sessions (All Content Areas)

 Aug. 11

Aug. 12

Aug. 13

8:30-9:30am
Planning and Learning in Times of Uncertainty

8:30-9:30am
Teaching Presence

 

9:45-10:45am
Social Presence

9:40-10:20am
Discussion Forum by Content Area

 

11am-noon
Cognitive Presence

12:30-2pm
Building Relationships and a Learning Community in an On-Line Classroom

12:30-2pm
Designing for Engagement in a Virtual Classroom

Content Area Specific Sessions

 

Aug. 12

Aug. 13

English Language Arts

  8:30-10am
6-12 Gap Analysis toolbox and using the Ohio Department of Education Argumentation Rubric
  10:30am-noon
Using Choice Boards

10:30am-noon
Reading Intervention in the Virtual Environment

  1-2:30pm

Using Primary Sources in the Elementary School Classroom

1-2:30pm
Ohio Writing Project 
  3-4:30pm
K-5 Gap Analysis, Toolkit, and using the ODE Expository Writing Rubric
3-4:30pm
Importance of Handwriting Instruction

Mathematics

10:30am-noon
K-12 Gap Analysis and Preparing for Instruction to Start the 2020-2021 School Year
10:30am-noon
K-12 Gap Analysis and Preparing for Instruction to Start the 2020-2021 School Year
  3-4:30pm
Ohio Math Restart Plan, 6-12
3-4:30pm
Ohio Math Restart Plan, 6-12
  4:30-6pm
Ohio Math Restart Plan, K-5
4:30-6pm
Ohio Math Restart Plan, K-5

Physical Education

10:30am-noon
Teacher Guest: Success during COVID-19; what worked and what did not
11:30-1pm
Teaching Physical Education K-8
  1-2:30pm
Basics of Teaching Physical Education
1-2:30pm
Teaching Physical Education in High School

Science

1-2:30pm
K-5 Science Resources & Strategies for Flexibility
1-2:30pm
6-12 Science Resources & Strategies for Flexibility

Social Studies

10:30am-noon
Can You Do Inquiry?
8:30-10am
How Does Inquiry Fit Into the C3 Framework?
  1-2:30pm
Using Primary sources in the Elementary School Classroom
10:30am-noon
Don’t Re-Invent the Inquiry Wheel

STEM

10:30am-noon
SAMR Model for All
11-12:30pm
Using PBL to Engage and Empower Students in a Multiple Learning Settings

World Languages

10:30am-noon
Novice Remote Control
11-12:30pm
Leveraging the Reflective Learning Process to Grow Interculturality and Build Learner Autonomy
  1-2:30pm
Fill Your Remote Toolbox
1-2:15pm
Building and Maintaining  Ohio Seal of Biliteracy   Programs in the Time of COVID
    2:30-4pm
Jigsaw Activities for World Languages

 

 

 

Fine Arts

Join your colleagues from across the state for a discipline specific one-hour creative conversation hosted by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and the Ohio Department of Education. 

The water-cooler format will allow you to interact with your state arts organizations, hear updates, learn from one another and discuss the upcoming school year. 

 

Aug. 5

Aug. 19

 

9:30-10:30am

Dance Registration

9:30-10:30am

Dance Registration

  11am-noon

Drama/Theatre Registration

11am-noon

Drama/Theatre Registration

  12:30-1:30pm

General Music Registration

12:30-1:30pm

General Music Registration

  2-3pm

Visual Art / Media Art Registration

2-3pm

Visual Art / Media Art Registration

  4-5pm

Performing Ensembles

4-5pm

Performing Ensembles












 

Planning and Learning in Times of Uncertainty

Aug. 11, 2020 8:30-9:30am

The one thing that is certain about school this fall is that school this fall is uncertain! We may not know what our return to school will actually be like, but there are steps we can take when planning for uncertainty. In this session, we will explore possible learning scenarios for the upcoming school year and options for success in each scenario, making our instruction more robust and adaptable to changing circumstances.

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Social Presence

Aug. 11, 2020 9:45-10:45am
 

The social presence general session focuses on the ability for learners to project themselves and see others as “real” people in the virtual environment. Establishing a sense of community and developing relationships between instructors and learners, as well as amid the learners themselves is an essential part of a productive classroom, either in person or online. This session introduces participants to the part social presence plays in creating a classroom community, as well as ways to facilitate the development and growth of it throughout the year, whether in person, online or a combination of both.

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Cognitive Presence

Aug. 11, 11am-noon

Cognitive presence is built upon the relationship between personal understanding and meaningful, shared discourse. In this session, consultants from the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies incorporate ideas for educators to reflect upon, as they develop a variety of opportunities for students to engage in discourse and reflection to create content understanding. These experiences can be designed to be flexible for use in traditional, remote, hybrid, and blended learning classroom settings. This is the 2nd in a series of 4 content sessions. The series is intended to be engaged in its entirety for maximum benefit.

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Aug. 12

Teaching Presence

Aug. 12, 8:30-9:30am

The teaching presence general session focuses on important aspects of planning, instruction, facilitation and classroom management in fluid learning situations. Preparing in advance for a variety of possible instructional situations allows students to remain engaged with content in meaningful ways. This session features ideas to consider as educators plan ways to capitalize on tactics already used in a traditional setting and apply them to remote, hybrid or blended learning situations.

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Discussion Forum by Content Area

Aug. 12, 9:40-10:20am

This session will features discussions by content area.

English Language Arts 

Mathematics
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Building Relationships and a Learning Community in an On-Line Classroom

Aug. 12, 12:30-2pm

Building Relationships and a Learning Community in an On-Line Classroom:
This session will focus on best practices for building and sustaining relationships with students, families, and staff in a virtual environment. In addition, best practices for ensuring an efficient and effective student centered learning community is established, maintained, and thrives will be addressed.

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Designing for Engagement in a Virtual Classroom

Aug. 13, 12:30-2pm

Presenter: Ohio Connections Academy Administration


This session will focus on best practices centered on asynchronous and synchronous instructional strategies that promote student engagement in the learning cycle. In addition, this session will discuss the needs in virtual instruction for structured opportunities for student collaboration and discourse, the importance of feedback, expectations and guidelines for students and staff, and more!

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Content Area Specific Sessions

 

Using Choice Boards

Aug. 12, 10:30am-noon

Join staff from Genoa Area Local Schools for a discussion of using choice boards in the virtual environment. Genoa Area Local Schools has had success implementing the use of choice boards and transitioned the use of this tool into the virtual environment. This session is open to all content areas. Participants will explore different options for using and creating choice boards for students at all grade levels.

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Using Primary Sources in the Elementary School Classroom

Aug. 12, 1-2:30pm

Both the English language arts and social studies standards include students using primary sources. This session will provide an overview of primary sources, how to use them in the classroom and where to find them.

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K-5 Gap Analysis, Toolkit, and using the ODE Expository Writing Rubric

Aug. 12, 3-4:30pm

This session will provide teachers with an understanding on how to use the K-5 Gap Analysis tool to record what was learned before and during the ordered school-building closure. Educators will be introduced to the Student Readiness Toolkit and learn how to use the Expository Writing Rubric.

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6-12 Gap analysis, toolbox, and using the Ohio Department of Education Argumentation Rubric 

Aug. 13, 8:30-10am

Participants will learn about the new 6-12 gap analysis tool and the resource toolkits that can be use to determine where students are at the beginning of the new school year. We will also explore how these tools and resources can be use throughout the year to monitor student progress. Finally, we will look at using the Ohio argumentation writing rubric to help students understand how to use the rubric for the writing portions of the state test.

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Reading Interventions in the Virtual Environment

Aug. 13, 10:30am-noon

Presenter: Michelle Elia

Join Michelle Elia, one of Ohio's literacy leads, for a discussion of tools and ideas that can be applied right away to help teachers with reading interventions that can be used in the virtual environment.

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Ohio Writing Project

Aug. 13,1-2:30pm

The Ohio Writing Project works to provide support for teachers of writing throughout the state. In this session, participants will learn more about the Ohio Writing Project as well as receive strategies and resources that will help with the teaching of writing at all levels. Bring paper and a writing instrument for the interactive portions of this session.

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Importance of Handwriting Instruction

 Aug. 13, 3-4:30pm

In our digital world, does handwriting still have a place? Research says yes. Participants in this session can expect to learn how learning handwriting can help students achieve in other academic areas. Please bring paper and a writing instrument as we will be putting theory into practice.

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K-12 Gap Analysis and Preparing for Instruction to Start the 2020-2021 School Year

Aug. 12,10:30am-noon

This session will provide teachers with a Gap Analysis tool to record what was learned before and during the ordered school-building closure. We will highlight how other Ohio Department of Education resources and documents can be used in conjunction with the Gap Analysis tool to support the standards as districts plan their 2020-2021 instruction. As we look at ahead to the fall, we will review a series of “Preparing for Instruction” guiding questions to trigger teacher reflection on previous teaching practices while considering the likely absence or weakness of previous learning.

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Ohio Math Restart Plan, 6-12

Aug. 12, 3-4:30pm

No need to fret and worry about getting back to the classroom with our young mathematicians. This session will include concrete exemplars of "how" to allow missed learning opportunities to become embedded in your daily work. We will focus on the process of learning through the lens of The Standards for Mathematical Practices. Finally, we will explore the heart and soul of a resource document that believes in all young people doing the thinking in the math classroom.

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K-5 Ohio Math Restart Plan, K-5

Aug. 12, 4:30-6pm

No need to fret and worry about getting back to the classroom with our young mathematicians. This session will include concrete exemplars of "how" to allow missed learning opportunities to become embedded in your daily work. We will focus on the process of learning through the lens of The Standards for Mathematical Practices. Finally, we will explore the heart and soul of a resource document that believes in all young people doing the thinking in the math classroom.

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K-12 Gap Analysis and Preparing for Instruction to Start the 2020-2021 School Year

Aug. 13,10:30-12pm

This session will provide teachers with a Gap Analysis tool to record what was learned before and during the ordered school-building closure. We will highlight how other Ohio Department of Education resources and documents can be used in conjunction with the Gap Analysis tool to support the standards as districts plan their 2020-2021 instruction. As we look at ahead to the fall, we will review a series of “Preparing for Instruction” guiding questions to trigger teacher reflection on previous teaching practices while considering the likely absence or weakness of previous learning

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Ohio Math Restart Plan, 6-12

Aug. 13, 3-4:30pm

Presenter - James Mamer et al.

No need to fret and worry about getting back to the classroom with our young mathematicians. This session will include concrete exemplars of "how" to allow missed learning opportunities to become embedded in your daily work. We will focus on the process of learning through the lens of The Standards for Mathematical Practices. Finally, we will explore the heart and soul of a resource document that believes in all young people doing the thinking in the math classroom.

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Ohio Math Restart Plan, K-5

Aug. 13, 4:30-6pm

Presenter - Michael Lipnos et al.

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Teacher Guest: Success during COVID-19; What Worked and What Did Not

Aug. 12, 10:30am-noon

In this session, hear from Betty Kern, the 2017 Physical Education Teacher of the Year, who will share her experience with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Basics of Teaching Physical Education for the Non-Physical Education Teachers (License Flexibility)

 Aug. 12, 1-2:30pm

In this session, non-physical education teachers will be introduced to the basics of teaching physical education in both remote settings and brick and mortar schools. First-year physical education teachers are also welcome.

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Teaching Physical Education in K-8

Aug. 13, 1130am-1pm
 

This session will cover planning for the fall, safety and cleaning, accountability, evaluations and assessments.

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Teaching Physical Education in High School

Aug. 13, 1-2:30pm

This session will cover planning for the fall, safety and cleaning, accountability, evaluations and assessments.

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K-5 Science Resources & Strategies for Flexibility

Aug. 12, 1-2:30pm

Explore various resources available to aid instructional planning this fall. Experience a no-tech lesson from the At-Home Science Explorations series and discuss ways to keep students safely engaged with active science in a variety of settings. Come share ideas with colleagues.
 

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6-12 Science Resources & Strategies for Flexibility

Aug. 13, 1-2:30pm

Explore various resources available to aid instructional planning this fall. Experience a no-tech lesson from the At-Home Science Explorations series and discuss ways to keep students safely engaged with active science in a variety of settings. Come share ideas with colleagues.

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Can You Do Inquiry?

Aug. 12, 10:30am-noon

Presenter: Ohio Social Studies Council

This session introduces educators to the best practice of using inquiry as a tool for teachers and their students, especially in a remote learning classroom. The session includes the benefits of inquiry followed by a simulation of Inquiry vs. Not Inquiry to let participants experience and reflect on approachable examples at three levels of the inquiry continuum.

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How Does Inquiry Fit Into the C3 Framework?

Aug. 13, 8:30-10am


Presenter: Ohio Social Studies Council

Inquiry is a keystone of the C3 Framework that helps students take ownership of their learning and embraces best practices in the social studies classroom. Learn more about how inquiry and the C3 Framework are connected.

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Don’t Re-Invent the Inquiry Wheel

Aug. 13, 10:30am-noon

Presenter: Ohio Social Studies Council

This session will provide access to inquiry lessons that already exist and share best practices about integrating inquiry lessons into your instruction, whether it is in-person, a hybrid model or completely online.

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SAMR Model for All

Aug. 12, 10:30am-noon

Digging deep into authentic implementation of technology to enhance student engagement and help teachers manage using the "SAMR" Model, which stand for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Participants should bring an activity to the session to analyze with the SAMR Model
 

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Using Project Based Learning to Engage and Empower Students in a Multiple Learning Settings

Aug. 13, 11-12:30pm

This session will cover the basics of project-based learning and provide attendees with ways it allows for flexible, integrated and creative learning experiences in a variety of classroom scenarios. All K-12 content areas are invited.

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Novice Remote Control

Aug. 12, 10:30am-noon

How do we create and scaffold remote learning for brand new beginning language students? Let’s share strategies and ideas for our Novice learners.
 

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Fill Your Remote Toolbox

Aug. 12, 1-2:30pm

Bring your ideas for remote lessons to share with your world language colleagues. We will divide into breakout rooms and share ideas in a common folder, with a whole-group follow-up at the end. 
 

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Leveraging the Reflective Learning Process to Grow Interculturality and Build Learner Autonomy

Aug. 13, 11:00-12:30pm

Attendees at this session will dissect the Reflexive Learning Cycle originally envisioned by LinguaFolio® to gain ideas about supporting learner goal-setting, metacognition and autonomy.
 

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Building and Maintaining Ohio Seal of Biliteracy Programs in the Time of COVID

Aug. 13, 1-2:15pm

This session will provide attendees with the information and resources needed to implement and grow a district-wide seal of biliteracy program.

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Jigsaw Activities for World Languages

Aug. 13, 2:30-4pm

Presenter: Elizabeth Thomas, Walnut Hills High School

In this session Elizabeth Thomas will present strategies for using a Learning Management System like Schoology to create jigsaw activities in your target language for in-person, blended or online classes.
 

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