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Live webinars, advice, learning solutions and experienced help from Outschool, the top-rated provider of interactive online classes for students aged 3-18.
Learn to teach online. Sign up for a free webinar taught by highly qualified K-12 educators with years of online teaching experience
👇 And check out the online teaching guide below 👇
for simple steps to help you set up your video conference platform, prep for your first lesson, and get connected with hundreds of other teachers to share tips and best practices.
Part One: Set Up Your Online Classroom
1. Take a Live Webinar
Our experienced online instructors are career teachers who have successfully made the switch to teaching online. Join us for a free webinar as they break down the key steps to get started, and be sure to bring your questions.
2. Set Up Your Virtual Classroom
You'll need a live video conferencing platform like Zoom to get started teaching online. Zoom Basic is always free - and if you're a teacher or administrator impacted by a recent school closure, you can apply here for a free upgrade to Zoom Pro.
3. Ask Lots of Questions
Need help adapting a lesson plan or prepping for your first class? Join our Teacher Community to ask questions and share ideas with other teachers who've been working online for years. They're very welcoming, we promise!
Part Two: Start Teaching Online
4. Participate in Your First Class
There's no time like the present to get started teaching your first online class! Your students and parents will be glad to see you, and reconnect with each other - so don't worry about getting everything perfect the very first time you start teaching online.
5. Try Out Some Simple Apps
There are many apps and websites you can use to support your online classroom. From quizzes and games to interactive presentations, have fun experimenting with new ways to engage your learners. Here are some favorites to get you started.
6. Engage Your Students
Teaching online is definitely similar to brick and mortar instruction - but might take a little practice as you get started! As you gain experience online, you'll quickly get better at engaging your students. Meanwhile, here's some help from Stanford.
Help to Start Teaching Online:
Fantastic Virtual Field Trips and Experiences from Lawrence Township Public Schools
Leading Practices to Keep Students Engaged Online
Outschool’s Training Webinars for Online Teachers
Outschool’s Online Teaching Resources & Tips
Great Online Learning Applications
For questions about Zoom or online teaching best practices, we're here to help! Check out our Facebook group to get your questions answered.
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