Description: The Oklahoma Teacher Connection (OTC) is a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education that focuses on linking resources and transforming education. In this morning session, we will explore adaptive strategies, highlighting seven categories of “lessons learned” during the pandemic years 2020-2022.
Facilitators: Dr. Melissa Brevetti and Dr. Goldie Thompson (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
Zooming in to Better Online Education: Best Practices for Increasing Student Participation in Zoom Classrooms
Description: Laura Garrett discusses the most successful methods to enrich Zoom and outlines the pitfalls. These methods allow participation in engaging ways, sometimes more than in a live classroom. Personal engagement creates greater feelings of community and lessens feelings of isolation. More responsive exchanges between students and instructors can prevent miscommunication. There can be advantages for students who have difficulty with many challenges.
Facilitators: Laura Garrett (Tulsa Community College)
Available as an on-demand course, Zoom Towards Engagement targets best practices when teaching online via Zoom. Many of the resources are also useful for administrators and staff as many events and functions have transitioned into an online environment. This course will be continuously updated as new Zoom updates and functions are released.
Description: Learn how Western Oklahoma State College shifted its student tutoring programs to a fully virtual format using existing tools, including Zoom.
Facilitators: Melissa Smith and Katie Brewer (Western Oklahoma State College)