Online Teaching Strategies for MTEs: AMTE Rapid Response

 

Webquests

  • Assessing in the Mathematics Classroom WebQuest LINK
    • This is an example of a WebQuest that I use in my Math Methods for Grades 4 and 5 course, but can be applied to any grade level in mathematics. It can be used asynchronously or as research for a synchronous discussion at a later time. You are welcome to access the WebQuest to use as is, or create your own modification. The link for my webquest.
    • Dr. Lindsay A. Gold, University of Dayton

General Online Teaching Strategies

  • Managing Windows and Tabs LINK

    • Staggering Windows is an Online Teaching Tip.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Creating Videos for Mathematics Instructional Content and Virtual Office Hours (37 minutes) LINK
    • This video was from a fall 2019 colloquium (recorded via Skype) in my mathematics department at the University of North Georgia. I shared examples of equipment that I use to create instructional videos, a brief demonstration on how one may use Camtasia to capture videos, and how to implement virtual office hours. During the 4-5 minute mark, one microphone caused some echo but the echo was temporary. (Note: although the link is a Vimeo link, an option exists to download the file, at least for now.)
    • Dr. Clayton N. Kitchings, University of North Georgia
  • Create, Don't Convert LINK
    • I discuss how I think about online teaching. My comments relate to online instruction, in general, with special attention to teaching asynchronous online courses. I provide context for my comments and share three overarching questions I use to guide online instruction. I provide an overview of a "learning playground," and include examples of activities. In conclusion, I share some ways I work to engage in humane instruction in online learning spaces. Johnson, H. L. (2020, March 16). Create, don’t convert [blog post].
    • Dr. Heather Johnson, University of Colorado - Denver

Synchronous Online Teaching Strategies

  • Which One Doesn’t Belong (2 min strategies) LINK
    • Which One Doesn't Belong is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy
    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Student Led Slides (2 min strategies) LINK
    • Student Led Slides is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy.
    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Expectation Slides (2 min strategies) LINK

    • Expectation Slides is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Dynamic Math Talk (2 min strategies) LINK

    • Dynamic Math Talk is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Virtual Parking Lot (2 min strategies) LINK

    • Virtual Parking Lot is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Own A Space (2 min strategies) LINK

    • Own a Space is a Synchronous Online Teaching Strategy.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • First PD with focus on Own A Space & Tweet Board Sort LINK

    • This is a recording of a free professional development on synchronous online teaching strategies offered by Dr. Theresa Wills. [Note that this video is 53 minutes long]

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Second PD with focus on Student Led Slides & Steal and Edit  LINK

    • This is a recording of a free professional development on synchronous online teaching strategies offered by Dr. Theresa Wills. [Note that this video is 70 minutes long]

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

  • Teaching Online with Theresa Wills LINK

    • Discusses challenges of teaching online, what happens in Theresa’s synchronous online course, how online teaching compares to teaching in person, how she gets to know her students, and advice and tips for those who are new to teaching synchronously online.

    • Dr. Theresa Wills, Assistant Professor, George Mason University

Teaching through K-12 classroom examples

  • Teaching through problem-solving: Three part lesson LINK
    • A series of videos of a teacher teaching a 9th grade lesson on maximizing volume using the teaching through problem solving approach.

  • Extended Reality Initiative (XRi) at Kent State - YouTube Channel LINK

    • The XRi YouTube Channel includes several 360 Videos of mathematics classroom instruction, as well as a set of tutorial videos on how to create and use such videos. The collection continues to be updated on a regular basis.

    • The Extended Reality Initiative (XRi) is funded by the National Science Foundation, Grant # 1908159. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in videos or related content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

  • Strategies being used at University of Kentucky LINK
    • Note that this is not a video, but we thought members might find it useful.


Connections

Timely, important updates for mathematics teacher educators.

Our new Fall 2020 issue features the President’s Message with an interesting lensing of “plot twists” plus articles related to mathematical knowledge for teaching, defining equity, and developing equitable practices. You will find information on the AMTE 2021 Award Recipients, the STaR Fellows Program and application process for the 2021 cohort, and the upcoming Annual Conferences. This issue also includes a special call for Connections manuscripts focusing on field experiences, updates from AMTE's two journals and Affiliates, and more!  

Susan Swars Auslander, Connections Editor