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High School

These resources focus primarily on online learning and online teaching at the high school level, covering topics like creating an online classroom, the NEA, hybrid classes, and how to be a more effective online teacher.

Elementary

These resources focus primarily on online learning and online teaching at the elementary school level. Topics include using Zoom for group meetings, hybrid classes, and how to be a more effective online teacher.

Open Ed Resources

This category includes several links to virtual textbooks, quality instructional materials, and resources from the LA County Office of Education that you can implement in your own virtual classroom.

Best Practices & Exceptional Student Experience

This category covers all the things an educator needs to create a positive learning environment for students online, including the importance of instructor presence, and good teaching practices from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Providing Feedback

Feedback is a critical component of any classroom, virtual or otherwise. This collection of resources helps you look at the various types of feedback (verbal, written, or gestural) and how you can use them to improve student performance.

Engaging Discussion

An online classroom requires engagement and interaction to be productive and useful. This collection of resources helps facilitate student interaction with distance learning toolkits, as well as training on EDMODO.

Facilitating a Live Session

Here you will find helpful links to making your online classroom effective, including learning apps, Zoom tutorials, workshops, and more.

Setting Up Your Class

This collection of resources helps you properly set up your virtual classroom and offers tips on accessibility, curriculum, and making an effective transition to a remote classroom.

Checklist: How to Choose a Good Creative Writing Degree Program

Whether you’ve always wanted to be a writer or you’re just getting your feet wet in the literary world, a creative writing program can give you the skills and structure you need to bring a project to life. Here are four things to consider as you explore your creative writing degree options.