"Teaching Leadership in a COVID-19 World" , September 24, 2020, from 21:00 to 22:30
Şila Yosulçay, Suzan Altıparmak & Sibel Taşkın Şimşek
Andy Bennetts, President of Interactive Learning, shared some methods, valuable tools, and specific strategies for active student engagement using the tool Turning Point during the webinar. His presentation slides can be found here: https://bit.ly/307Ur8w
At the beginning of his talk, he emphasized that this period could be seen as a journey. Therefore, as teachers, we should find one new thing, learn it, experiment with it and should not be afraid to fail. Instead, we need to choose to adopt or abandon it and repeat the same cycle if necessary. One thing that needs to be remembered is that this period is stressful for all parties involved, including learners, instructors, parents etc.
He also pointed out that challenges are not limited to the medium but there are others such as environmental distractions, online distraction, social isolation, online presentations being boring, technical issues and substantive material. Therefore, he suggested that we should be realistic with our expectations and keep a positive outlook.