Per the schedule shared on Day -10 I will be teaching classes in 2 hour blocks. Rather than do any live synchronous direct instruction using Zoom, I have elected to stay committed to inquiry learning, and will be doing a structured form of asynchronous learning that occurs during a synchronous 2 hour time-frame, leveraging live conferencing and chat for assistance when needed.
I am hopeful that this structure will be more seamless with less tech mishaps, provide the opportunity for live communication/relationship building, and is also be organized with respect to time parameters to respect family time and time needed with other courses.
Below is the DAILY structure I am proposing for each class, along with associated pedagogy, technology and assessment format I am planning on integrating. Again, the goal is SIMPLICITY with respect to structure to leave room for DEPTH with respect to learning. As Jon Stewart said: "It is through intense structure that I find the safety to be creative."
Phase 1: Check In
Click here for the beginnings of the document I will push out to students in my Honors Chemistry class. I hypothesize each class will be similar.