Online Learning Series

We’re bringing the Reflecting on Practice in-person experience into the online environment. RoP Online will focus our attention on how to apply our understanding of how humans learn when we teach online.

Join us to

  • Connect with colleagues from across the field in this time of physical distancing.
  • Experience what it’s like to be the learner online. Use that new perspective to problem solve for your learners.
  • Generate innovative practices worth keeping.
  • Anchor your online teaching practices in how people learn

Participate on your own or with your team. 

  • Click here to apply
  • Free to all informal educators. Space is limited.
  • We’ll strive to build a learning community online. We ask that you commit to all the various activities to get to know one another and learn from each other.
  • Contact Lynn Tran for more information (lynn.tran@berkeley.edu)

We’re stronger together.

We don’t have all the answers. Our aim is to gather online so we can put all our brains together to come up with solutions for our various problems.

Details

  1. Eight 2-hour meetings, once a week (Oct thru end of Nov)
  2. Weekly off-line tasks and readings to dig deeper and apply what you’re thinking
  3. Video Reflections will happen (near the end)
  4. Get to know colleagues across the field, in similar situations

Cohort groups

  • Monday Group: Starts Oct 5 at 5-7 pm ET (4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2p PT, 1pm HT)
  • Thursday Group: Starts Oct 8 at 5-7 pm ET (4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2p PT, 1pm HT)

Receive upon completion

  • Certificate for 24 hours of professional learning (priceless)
  • 2017 Reflecting on Practice curriculum (Value $50)
  • 1-2 resource books (Value $50)
  • Relationships with colleagues from across the field (priceless)

Can’t commit to becoming part of a cohort community?

The cohorts are designed to build social relationships among participants to share ideas and innovate together. Your active participation throughout the learning series will be needed, both for your learning and for the good of the cohort community. If you’re concerned you can’t commit, but are in need of ideas and resources, please consider following our blog to be part of the broader community asynchronously. We’ll post in our Stories the ideas and resources that emerge from cohort conversations. You’ll be able to access some of the information the cohorts generate and offer your comments.

Already familiar with Reflecting on Practice?

The content and activities are the same as what you’ve read and experienced in-person (we’re fast, but not that fast to whip up all brand new content).

What’s NOVEL is the mode of engagement — it’s completely virtual. So, if the content isn’t new to you, your metacognitive task will be to examine a very familiar experience under these new conditions. How do you take a highly interactive in-person practice and transfer that online? We’ll revisit the readings on learning through a different lens. Your learners are still humans, so what we know about learning still applies. But what does teaching look like when you can’t easily do a Think-Pair-Share? How do we use technology to serve our needs, not the other way around?