Stefanie has been an educator for 27 years. Her experience includes teaching Special Education, Reading Recovery, grades 1-4, Technology /Literacy Specialist and Math Coach. She was awarded the Ball Brothers Excellence in Teaching Award in May of 2020.
It’s a new world: classrooms turned upside down by an intersection of pedagogy and technology.
Ball State University’s Teachers College has a long history as a leader in preparing tomorrow’s professionals in all areas of education—
Teachers across the profession are adapting the new skills needed to make their classrooms thrive digitally and remotely. We know transitioning to an online learning environment is challenging – but after you complete this 6-module course you’ll have access to more choices to improve your students’ learning beyond your school’s classroom walls.
A Process Centered Around Design Thinking
By the end of this series, teachers will have six foundational components to use as they continue building an effective remote classroom for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Teachers will create one of each by the end of each module: a) engagement framework; b) classroom channel and instructional video(s); c) communication action plan; d) sample assessment instruments; e) informal professional network; and f) remote access plan. Each component connects to the other – providing a strong foundation for creating an accessible extension of your classroom.
Instructor of Elementary Education, Burris Laboratory SchoolMore about Stefanie
Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education, Ball State UniversityMore about Kirsten
Kirsten has a PhD in Urban Education Studies. She spent 10 years as a elementary school teacher, and her research interests center on social justice issues and equity and access.
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Ball State UniversityMore about Kate
Kate Shively’s career spans across PK-6 and higher education contexts. Her research interests include examining interest-driven learning, the design of learning environments, digital literacy, and teacher preparation. She has presented and published her work nationally and internationally.
engage in virtual instruction to connect with students and to create a transformative learning experienceExplore
explore the art of creating effective instructional videosExplore
evaluate different tools and platforms for both formative and summative assessmentExplore
experience communicating with asynchronous & synchronous videosExplore
build relationships with students and families, while also networking with your colleaguesExplore
reach students across contexts with instructional methods and activitiesExplore
Remote Teaching skills can help you today
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Each of our modules below expand on critical topics in making the most of remote, and have been written and curated by faculty at Ball State University's Teachers College.
- Engagement & Management
- Instructional Videos
- Activities & Assessment
- Communication Pathways
- Community Building
- Remote Teaching w/ Limited Access to Technology
Ball State University
A solid and engaging education begins with effective classroom teachers and draws upon the talents of counselors, psychologists, technologists, principals, superintendents, researchers, and those involved in curriculum development and special education.
Our Teachers College—which consistently ranks among the best in the U.S.—prepares committed professionals and leaders in all of these areas critical to education. We are one of the nation’s most comprehensive universities in both the quantity and quality of educator programs.
We do this not only through the innovative classes and extra curricular opportunities we offer, but the robust support services we provide to help you succeed as a student and meet all the requirements you need to become a teacher.