Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
With social distancing and stay at home requirements in place, we are being challenged to expand our capabilities in order to meet the continuing need to teach and learn.
Whether you ordinarily teach in a classroom or at the desk-side, the following resources can help you move your teaching sessions and/or your content online.
Each tool, tip, and resource has been vetted by BERST Curriculum Design Specialist, Angela Sweeney, MEd, MA.
Considerations for Transitioning to Virtual Teaching
Learning Brain vs. Survival Brain
It's important to remember that COVID-19 will be triggering for everyone, and that not a lot of learning gets done when the brain is in survival mode. This video gives a helpful explanation of this experience—one that is relevant even beyond our current public health issue.
Guide for Moving Online: Keep it Simple as You Go Remote
Use this guide from Open Learning and Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University to prioritize how to transition your teaching to remote/online.
G Suite offers Google Classroom as well as Google Sites. In Google Classroom, you can create assignments, discussion forums, and quizzes.
Using a site, you can create landing pages and repositories for links and resources for learners.
Weebly is an easy site-creator for educators. You can create a classroom website where you post announcements, create a repository of resources, and accept assignments online.
Use Google Slides as part of a Google Site, Classroom, or separately. By allowing comments in share settings, you can make shared presentations interactive.
Worried your slides won't speak for themselves? Use Screencast-O-Matic to add voice-over to your presentation.
This quick WebEx tutorial provides tips on how to locate and use key features as the host and/or presenter of a WebEx meeting. It also notes a few best practices around using chat, muting/unmuting, and screen sharing.
Remote Whiteboard Lecture
This video shows how to hold a whiteboard lecture with Zoom, an iPad, and a digital pencil tool
Prezi is more dynamic than slides, and is easily shared with learners. It is compatible with online conferencing software like Zoom, WebEx, and GoToMeeting
Check out this Prezi on the pandemic.
Clinical Education Resources
Free Case X Modules
Case X is offering cases for free since many students can no longer see patients in person. While it is intended for medical students, it can be adapted easily for advanced practitioner students as well.
Free Rx Bricks
Free access to Rx Bricks for the remainder of the academic year to medical schools impacted by COVID-19
A variety of free and accredited online clinical education courses
Association of American Medical Colleges
This very broad repository of resources is organized by topic. It’s specifically for competencies for clinical education without patient contact.
American College of Physicians
Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Incorporation into your Practice (CME offered)
NovEx and the California Simulation Alliance
A Solution to Student Nurse Clinical Rotation Cancellations: Online Clinical Replacement Simulation Program