Not only are teachers and students learning how to connect online, Virginia's technology coaches are also figuring out how to support teachers in an online environment.
VSTE is offering several ways for teachers and coaches to connect and share.
- Online Coaching: In partnership with UnisonEDU, we are offering synchronous online coaching sessions. These sessions are available for any educator in Virginia. Fill out the form, and we will match you with the UnisonEDU and VSTE coach best fitted for your needs. From tips for using your LMS to ideas for easy online activities, coaches will schedule time to meet online or via phone for just in time support. Online Coaching Request Form
- VSTE Social Media Update: VSTE will continue to share resources via Twitter and Facebook. To make it easier for our members and friends to share, we have created a public VSTE Facebook Group. Please join and share your best coaching tips and online learning tricks. If you share a great idea on Twitter, use the hashtag #vsteretweetme and we'll make sure we share it via our account, too. Let's use these tools to continue to learn, share and grow.
- #GoOpenVA: This collaborative initiative enables educators and organizations throughout Virginia to create, share, and access openly-licensed educational resources (OER, also known as open education resources). OER are free digital materials that can be used or modified to adjust to student needs; they are openly-licensed unhampered by many traditional copyright limitations. You can learn more about this initiative here and browse the resources here.