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“Any Time, Any Where.”
Our product was GED® Instruction “Any Time, Any Where” through distance learning. In the first year, we added a staff member to our office who became part of the intake process to show students what possibilities were available. Going into year two, we found that designating a Distance Learning (DL) Lead was more economical. We updated and expanded our Google Classroom with portable lessons which included video and on-line practice. For example, in math, we relied heavily on the Math Antics website where students can watch at home and use the accompanying paper packets plus Aztec GED Prep online classroom.
In the first year, we modeled these resources in the classroom. Going into year two, we are using online sources to model how this can be done. We also ordered supplies that could be shared with students including laptops, calculators, books, study buddies, flashcards, and online “seats” so students could overcome barriers to learning. Finally, with the Covid-19 #HealthyAtHome quarantine, we added Zoom classes to maintain personal contact with students through webcams, mics and a web-conferencing platform . Students are being tracked on Google Sheets and instructors are encouraged to “buddy” up with individual students for added relationship building. This has the added benefit in preparing students for future tele-working (as per Skills U employability standards).
LIVE AND LEARN, MESSY MOMENTS
Results of Product
We created a Google Sheets database with a TAB for each county in the consortium. We listed students who were using our purchased and online resources in distance learning. We are tracking their use of different products along with tracking their success. We are using this information to look at what resources are helping our students the most.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO CLONE THIS PRODUCT?
Overall it is about sharing resources. What is mine is yours. We have allowed anyone to come into our google classroom and see our format and resources. We have invited everyone to come into our google classroom and see how we are developing it and of course they can “steal” anything! I think we should share our zoom codes (we have) to allow other programs to see how we do it, and we want to see how they do it.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?