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Opportunities for participant interaction with facilitator/s in remote professional learning1

Examples of synchronous interactionsExamples of asynchronous interactions
  • Real-time online polls to check participants' understanding or preferences
  • Questions or responses in a chat box
  • Emojis to show understanding or preferences
  • Virtual office hours with facilitators to ask questions or problem-solve
  • Facilitated group discussions during a professional learning activity
  • Coaching and/or feedback conversations
  • Surveys to check participants' understanding or preferences
  • Lesson plans, student work, or recordings of participants teaching, submitted to the facilitator for feedback
  • Written feedback from facilitators and written reflections from participants
  • Ongoing individual or group text chats with the facilitator

1 D. Derks, A.E.R. Bos, & J.V. Grumbkow. (2007). Emoticons and social interaction on the Internet: The importance of social context. Computers in Human Behavior, 23(1), 842-849.; L. Darling-Hammond, M.F. Hyler, M. Gardner. (2017). Effective teacher professional development. Learning Policy Institute