As K-12 school systems and higher education institutions around the world transition from in-person classrooms to virtual environments, educators are being tasked with ensuring continuity of learning. And each school, university, or college has its own unique challenges and opportunities as lessons migrate online.
To help ease this transition, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate has created an Educator Mobilization initiative, which leverages its vast network of educators with experience teaching online. Starting April 6, webinars on a variety of remote learning topics and virtual office hours will be available at no cost.
The AWS Educate team sourced content and webinar topics from a global survey to thousands of educators and conversations with AWS Educate Cloud Ambassadors. Results indicated that 68% of respondents had experience teaching online, illustrating an opportunity to support those newer to remote learning. Open-ended questions about current challenges provided insights to help customize webinar topics and virtual office hours.
Webinar topics range from beginner tips to more advanced virtual education subjects like FERPA, and balancing teaching with your personal life. Get more details, a full list of webinar topics, and sign up here.
Week one webinar topics include:
- Teaching online: 10 suggestions for success with Michael Soltys, chair of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mechatronics Engineering at California State University Channel Islands
- Teaching online for beginners with Garry Smolyansky, professional learning coach and professor at Seneca College
- Develop an Asynchronous Remote-First Infrastructure for Your Class taught by Noah Gift, MIDS professor in Cloud Computing at Duke University