As schools resume classes this month, teachers and students are engaging in online learning to an unprecedented degree. To help educators meet that challenge, Norton Books in Education has recruited experts in remote instruction to address the nuts and bolts of teaching online. The practical tips below are excerpted from five Quick Reference Guides to be released this fall:
- Teaching English Learners from a Distance by Laura Alvarez
- Teaching Math from a Distance by Samantha Bennett & Alaina Barkley
- Teaching English from a Distance, Grades 6-12 by Troy Hicks, Andrew Schoenborn, Sharon Murchie, Janet Neyer, and Becky Schwartz
- How to Design Interactive Online Learning by Stephanie L. Moore
- Six Teaching Moves to Tactically Close Gaps in Learning by Suzy Pepper Rollins.
About the Authors:
Laura Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Saint Mary’s College of California and is co-author of Supporting Newcomer Students: Advocacy and Instruction for English Learners (Norton, 2020).
Samantha Bennett and Alaina Barkley have each been in the classroom for over a decade and recently transitioned to Math Coach positions within their district.
Troy Hicks, Sharon Murchie, Janet Neyer, Andy Schoenborn and Becky Schwartz all live and teach in Michigan, and are educators affiliated with the Chippewa River Writing Project, among numerous other professional organizations. Hicks and Schoenborn are the authors of Creating Confident Writers (Norton, 2020).
Stephanie L. Moore, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at University of Virginia.
Suzy Pepper Rollins is an author, consultant, and author of several books including Teaching Vulnerable Learners (Norton, 2020).