Workshop shares tools, tips and hints for remote teaching

YORK, Pa. — A four-hour workshop designed to help educators meet the challenges they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic is being offered via Zoom by Penn State York. The workshop, "Remote Teaching: Tools, Tips, and Hints," is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, June 15 and 17. Registration is still open.

The class will provide basic skills in tools that educators can use immediately for remote teaching. While learning about these tools, educators will also discover best practices, tips and hints for successful remote teaching. Those who attend the course will earn .4 CEUs toward Act 48 professional development.

Remote Teaching Zoom

"Remote Teaching: Tools, Tips, and Hints," a four-week course, is being offered via Zoom through Penn State York Continuing Education in partnership with other Penn State campuses.

Credit: Provided

Judd Vanderpool, an adjunct professor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, is the course instructor. Vanderpool teaches graduate-level technology courses, Teaching with Modern Web Technology, and Technology and the Learning Process. He holds a master of science in education, and is a full-time, special-needs educator for Broome/Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The move to teaching his curriculum remotely has provided Vanderpool with great real-life experiences to draw from when instructing this workshop, he said.

Vanderpool will provide an overview of a variety of topics, including:

  • Use of Google G-Suite, a Google bootcamp
  • Understanding the use of Google tools for communications
  • Understanding Microsoft Outlook
  • Understanding current management systems: Edgenuity, Class Dojo, and others
  • Interacting with students through Remind App, Screencastify, VoiceThread, Edpuzzle, and Nearpod

Participants will also use interactive games through Quizlet, Gimkit, Quizizz, and Kahoot.

Cost for the workshop is $60. Participants may register here.

For more information, contact Patty Bowen, Penn State York director of continuing education, at 717-771-4032 or [email protected].