Educator Role in Designing Meaningful Engagement through Virtual Means
Educators are responsible for establishing positive, productive learning environments in which students can learn, whether in or outside of a classroom. Additionally, educators are responsible for designing coherent instruction related to a specific content area, relying on District-approved curriculum and materials to build student knowledge for that content area, selecting appropriate resources to support the instructional design, and then implementing the instructional lesson plans. Planning for in-person or virtual educational experience also takes into consideration different methods of student engagement, as well as the ways students will be expected to demonstrate their learning. When considering meaningful engagement in learning through virtual means, additional considerations to be made by educators include 1) the identification of the online tools that will best support their students' needs and the chosen instructional design, and 2) promising practices in online pedagogy. There are compiled tips and tools for educators intended to support the ways in which teachers and other instructional staff are thinking about planning for the meaningful engagement of students in the learning process through virtual means.
New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools - Part of the COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools published from CA Dept. of Education on March 17, 2020