Next Tuesday afternoon
Coaching Online Facilitators
April 13, 2021 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Teaching online is hard! You can’t see your students; you don’t know when they’re engaged and when they’re tuning out; the students have trouble interacting with each other; and the technology so often gets in the way that the experience can be frustrating rather than engaging.
How can we help teachers learn to teach online in ways that are engaging, interactive, and fun? How can we coach our presenters so they’ll feel comfortable moving away from the “talking head with a PowerPoint” model of teaching, towards pedagogies that will provoke thought, encourage questioning, and hone judgement?
Rev. Stephen Fetter has been offering online continuing education online for church leaders since 2011. Join as he shares some of the things he’s been learning about:
- How to make webinars engaging
- How to frame discussion questions that provoke active learning
- How to use polls as discussion starters, rather than simply as reporting mechanisms
- How to brainstorm and prioritize, so that people feel like they’re learning something instead of just reporting
- Tech tips: know your tools; plan a rehearsal; set up appropriate lighting and backgrounds
- How to keep the technology demands low, so that people with low bandwidth or limited computer-intuition can engage the material, rather than struggle with the tech
Stephen Fetter manages the United-in-Learning program of the United Church of Canada's General Council, which delivers about 60 webinars a year for the continuing education of clergy and lay church leaders. He's also a member of the ALLLM Leadership Team