Online teaching has led to bigger flexibility in teaching and learning, but also to the necessity of more complex preparation by the teachers. Namely, all teaching strategies, methods and techniques should be planned in details, appropriate digital tools should be carefully chosen, digital resources should be created, different activities should be planned. Activities during synchronous and asynchronous communication should be planned carefully according to the age of students, their prior knowledge, ability to use technology, duration of activities etc. The cooperation among teachers and the exchange of experiences and ideas, learning from each other how to realize a good online lesson, is essential for implementation of quality online teaching. Establishing communities of teachers who learn from each other and share good practices is the base of professional development of teachers and providing quality teaching.
In this regard, in order to create a database of good online teaching practices, where teachers would share their experiences and help other teachers, we announce this call for sharing good online practices from STEM teaching. The call is announced in cooperation with Scientix and offers an opportunity to strengthen STEM community on national level, by sharing experiences and ideas, and improving teh quality of online STEM teaching.
Each of you has the opportunity to show your own approach to the online implementation of a particular activity in the STEM areas and thus all together to enrich the set of online educational resources that can then be used in teaching. We believe that each of you over the past year has different examples of online teaching, but to enable the sharing of experiences by a larger number of colleagues, one teacher can send up to three examples of good online practices.
The focus in describing online teaching practice should be put on synchronous and asynchronous activities during online teaching, as well as the digital tools used and the resources created with them. The best online teaching practices that meet the requirements in terms of description of activities (before, during and after the virtual class), created digital resources in local language and description of their use, the connection of the teaching objectives, will be published in the Repository of good STEM online practices. Attention should be paid to the copyright issue of resources and sharing rights, as well as appropriate reflection of teaching practice. The idea is your example to be accessed by other teachers and re-used. The description of the teaching practices should be done on the basis of the following form, taking care of the formatting (according to the form) and it should be no longer than 4 pages. Опис на наставна практика
Submit your activity descriptions no later than March 15 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. By submitting your descriptions of teaching practices, you agree to be posted on the Dig-Ed website, and that it can be used and/ or modified by other teachers.