Who is pedagogy://virtual for?
pedagogy://virtual is for all teachers who have transitioned from in-person instruction to remote / virtual / online teaching because of COVID-19 or any other reason. This includes teachers who set up online classes with all students attending and teachers who record one-way lectures for students to review in their own time.
Our mentors have a track record of boosting student engagement and performance in a variety of scenarios.
We are also happy to work directly with school leaders (principals, vice-principals, academic coordinators, department heads, etc.) who wish to try this model out across their schools.
How much does this program cost?
Until March 2021, we have pandemic-driven philanthropic support that pays for this program, so it is FREE for every teacher. After that, this may cost anywhere from $50-200 per teacher.
What kind of support and inputs do you give?
Our advice can be encapsulated into the following buckets:
General instructional actions and strategies
Classroom and behavior management and expectation setting
Pedagogical content knowledge insights
Using technology effectively to enhance your instruction
Even though we have clear rubrics, we rely on our judgement of where the teacher is and what can be most helpful for her in the moment in providing feedback and support.
If we need to send a video to demonstrate how a lesson goes, can we trust you to keep this information secure?
If your assigned mentor is not able to attend a live class, and requests you to send a video, then you can be assured that no one other than the mentor and a trainee within our organization will be able to see the video.
What do you base your feedback on?
There is multiple decades of research and evidence on what effective measures of teaching, specifically instructional feedback looks like. We base our feedback on the bedrock of this insight, and then apply findings from the past decade of what successful video-based, hybrid, and virtual / cyber classrooms do well.
We are also familiar with the ecosystems of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Hangouts, and try to capture the findings of their stakeholders.