- Remind learners to remain in contact with you as they transition to remote learning. Establish a single method of communication (Blackboard announcements is a great choice.)
- Review your course outcomesThink about your class time as a way for learners to connect with you and with each other. As everyone transitions to remote teaching and learning, build some time for connection into your plans if possible.
Regardless of how you plan to have students finalize their work for the semester, having them reflect on this experience and the ways in which they participated in their learning process can be a powerful learning tool. Ask them to address writing or discussion prompts such as:
- What standards do you have for yourself as a learner? How well did you meet those standards this semester? Why? How do you know?
- Think about your future employer. What did you learn during this experience that will make you a better employee?
- What changed about their efforts in the process of learning this semester? Did they put in more effort than they thought? Less? About the same?
- Think about your thinking. What did you think about learning at the beginning of the semester? What do you think now? What examples can you give to show your experience?
- What standards will you set for yourself as a learner next semester? What do you need to meet or exceed those standards? How can you get those supports in place now?