The school term is back in session, but it certainly looks a lot different than year’s past with COVID-19 requiring more remote/hybrid learning environments for the academic community. The shift to remote teaching and distance learning is not only impactful for students and families, but perhaps equally significant for today’s educators who need innovative ways to keep standards of learning high while being amenable to environmental shifts that can impact learning outcomes (not to mention affecting instruction and course delivery). We’ve compiled our top list of remote teaching resources to help educators (either high school, collegiate, or trade/alternative school) navigate these tough teaching circumstances.
Tech Class Tips – Are you trying to save time this year? Focus on quality instruction? Or looking for fun ways to spruce up your course delivery? One of our favorite EdTech gurus, Dr. Monica Burns, likely has something for you. She delivers expertly curated content to support educators of every facet. Whether teaching STEM, cyber security, or subjects like Spanish and Geography, Monica has a tool or technology solution for any educator’s specific teaching needs. Browse the blog or register for an upcoming webinar and start learning engaging ways to keep teaching remote a little less stressful, and a lot more fun.
Microsoft’s Higher Education Hub – Transitioning to inclusive online learning? Microsoft’s one-stop-shop for faculty and higher education leaders helps professionals understand the suite of Microsoft products and how it can work within existing course technology already in place. From professional development tools to setting up a virtual classroom lab, Microsoft can get any educator situated for a successful and integrated school year ahead.
TeachThought – An insightful podcast hosted by Drew Perkins for educators who prefer auditory learning when staring at a screen for any longer is out of the question. Podcast episodes address all the challenges and opportunities facing educators today from issues of trauma, race, leadership, to teaching with tech. Simply click on an episode that aligns with your interests and you can listen directly on your desktop or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
For professionals teaching cyber security or computer science courses, Project Ares cyber learning games are ideal for teaching fundamental concepts students may encounter later in their academic and professional careers. They can learn about the cyber-attack sequence, which can inform how they practice computer safety as well as learn about cyber culture, which sets context for the many technologies they’ll likely be exposed to later in their scholastic journeys.
The games are inspired by traditional audio/visual and kinesthetic games like matching, Jeopardy, and trivia to keep learning asynchronous (self-guided) and engaging. For students learning concepts like this, hands-on practice is the best way to keep remote learning successful.
Want to learn more? Check out our Trial Experience to “click and try” a sample scenario for yourself.
In addition, if you’re looking for specific ‘how-tos’ related to cyber teaching tips, cyber career entry and progression, and other important subjects, we’ve conducted a series of on-demand webinars with notable educators and experts and other resources to help everyone navigate a new teaching landscape.
- Kickstarting a cyber career with Dr. Dan Manson
- Transforming distance learning with Microsoft and Circadence expert panel
- 7 steps to support a cyber career pathway with Michael Kaplan
- Get gamified! Why learning happens better with games
- Teaching cyber security remotely white paper
- The ‘Faces’ of Cyber Ranges in Student Learning white paper
- The benefits of gamified cyber range learning infographic
Let us know your top resources for teaching cyber – after all, it’s a growing field ripe with career opportunities for students.