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Tips for Recording and Using Instructional Videos
Many of us haven’t been trained to provide remote instruction, yet with COVID, we found ourselves quickly learning new ways to deliver content from a distance. In this issue Heather includes ten great tips that will make you feel more comfortable and confident in recording yourself and adding those recordings to your repertoire of teaching strategies. Additionally, you will find some personal reflections on lessons learned during our spring introduction to distance learning.
Leadership is Everyone’s Business
The August 6th issue of EmpowerED 3.2.1 titled “Leadership is Everyone’s Business” is now available. Marcia writes, “In preparing for my first online graduate class, I reflected on how to build connection, community, and curriculum. I thought about how leadership is a journey and we’re not on that journey alone. Leaders work with others to make dreams reality. Sounds corny, right? But it’s true. Leaders see, inspire, and achieve. Leaders develop the kinds of relationships that allow them to guide others to accomplish extraordinary things in business, religion, sports, music and education.” In this issue she has pulled out a few fundamentals of leadership as she practices it. Learn more.
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Mentoring from Near and Afar
Paula writes, “Just like good teaching is good teaching whatever the delivery format, good mentoring is good mentoring no matter the format. Just ASK consultants and authors have been collaborating with and coaching each other almost exclusively from afar for over twenty years. The technology has changed over the years, but the research base and personal practical experiences have consistently guided us in designing and assessing our professional interactions over time. Whatever the age of our students, we all know how to do schooling face-to-face and many of us have lived at least part-time in a virtual world; a key is our future success in navigating mentoring from afar is the acceptance of a few realities.” See details in the Mentoring Memo.
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