Resources for Teaching Remotely

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Schools experience unexpected closures due to weather, utility outages, public health crises, or other emergency situations, but it doesn’t mean learning has to stop. As teachers, we aren’t able to make decisions about school closures, but we are able to prepare ourselves (and our students) to continue the work we began earlier in the year even when we’re unable to come together in the same physical space.

If you don’t know where to begin with teaching remotely, TeachersFirst is here to help.

As you make your contingency plans, remember that some students may not have hi-speed internet access and may rely on a cell phone or other mobile device to connect. You may want to consider setting up a classroom service like Remind so that students can receive text or email messages from you to alert them about assignments, activities, and other learning materials to keep them engaged. We also recommend implementing the Universal Design for Learning Principle of Action & Expression to offer options for interaction with instructional materials and expressing what was learned. This will allow students who do not have hi-speed internet access to participate fully without feeling stigmatized.

Below is a list of TeachersFirst reviewed tools and resources containing instructional ideas, tips, and how-to information to get you started teaching remotely.

Teaching remotely can be stressful. Don’t forget to take care of you: