Session A: Virtual Engagement

What is engagement, how does it differ from activity, and what are the implications for digital learning? We will explore these questions through the lens of what we know about the in-person classroom and about how learning works. This session is recorded content from one of six SPDG 3.0 train-the-trainer workshops focused on supporting all learners in virtual (and in-person) settings, particularly those with high-incidence disability classifications. Resources and materials referenced in the Session A video are linked below. Session Facilitators: Kate Martin and Alison Gauld with the Tennessee Department of Education, division of Special Populations.

Session A Materials

Online Tools and materials used in this Session include:

Click here to download: Session A Note-Taking Guide
SPDG 3.0 K-12 Session A Note-taking Guide

Click here to download: Handout - Four Interactions Notes

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Independent practice/tasks (interaction with content)

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Click here to download the Optional Tool - NIET Teacher Rubric Virtual

Tool Description:
As teachers move to virtual learning, many are asking how strong teaching practices translate to the online environment. NIET has developed a tool to describe what key instructional indicators should look like and sound like when planning and delivering virtual learning. The tool describes instructional and planning practices for both asynchronous and synchronous learning, as well as additional considerations for synchronous learning.

This tool is designed to be used alongside the NIET K-12 Teaching Standards Rubric, but it could support any teacher or leader to deepen their understanding of high-quality virtual learning instruction. The tool references exemplary practice for every indicator of the NIET rubric, with descriptors included, and the tool includes specific examples and strategies for how those indicators could be adapted in a virtual setting. NIET will continue to add and modify this document as we learn more effective virtual learning strategies.