DL Teacher "Look Fors"

Instructional practices in a face-to-face classroom carry over to a video conferencing course.  Beyond these good instructional techniques comes additional practices unique to the video conferencing class.  The following are seven delivery or preparation items to "look for" in the distance learning classroom.


 Look Fors
Very Evident (VE) Evident (E)
Somewhat Evident (SE) Not Observed (NO)
Understanding of video conferencing technology:
  1. Manages classroom video conferencing technology (i.e. camera, presets).
  2. Manages peripheral (i.e. doc camera, computer) over video conferencing.
  3. Manages understanding in support of remote video conferencing technology.
  4. When necessary a proctor or students at remote site demonstrate understanding on supporting their video technology.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
Classroom layout to support best video/audio interaction: 
  1. Teacher is in view of students at remote site.
  2. Students from sending site are in view of remote site.
  3. All students from remote site or in view of all sites.
  4. Audio is unmuted at sending and remote sites.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
Expedites communication between teacher and student:
  1. Uses timely communication methods to deliver classroom materials and assignment followup.
  2. Uses many ways to measure student understanding 
  3. Uses technology as part of assessment process (i.e. socrative, text messaging).
  4. Uses communication - live or online - in support of teacher/student questions.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
Teacher encourages teacher to student interaction:
  1. Teacher maintains visual contact with both remote and local sites.
  2. Teacher shows equal awareness through communication to students at remote as well as local sites.
  3. Teacher visits remote site schools.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
Teacher encourages student to student interaction
  1. Teacher provides opportunity for group work involving students between all sites.
  2. Teacher uses technology to support collaboration between students from all sites.
  3. Teacher seeks to bring all students together at a common site sometime during the course.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
Information support plan in place for a video conferencing class:
  1. A contingency plan is in place to support system failure.
  2. Plan for recording grades in support of participating schools procedures.
  3. Administrative and or parent conferencing communication plan for student progress.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
Professional development plan supporting video conferencing instruction:
  1. Participates in local and global communities to explore video conferencing methods.
  2. Participates in "continuing education" opportunities through attendance at regional conferences.
  3. Presenter or contributor to live or online publications.
 
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________


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