This spring, we are ready for new beginnings! This month OTL is bringing something very special to you: a webinar with a classroom veteran where you can learn about turning your classroom into a place of positivity and joy. Read more in the Upcoming Events section.
- Tuesday April 13th at 11 am: Respondus 4.0 and Test Bank Network Webinar (offered directly by Respondus, not by OTL)
- Friday April 16th at 10:30 am: Canvas Q & A
- Friday April 23rd at 10:30 am: Classroom Management Webinar with veteran teacher Amanda Burton
Our April 2021 Webinar will be taught by Amanda Burton. Ms. Burton taught English at Lone Peak High School for nearly a decade, where she was a Student Council Advisor (2015-2019) and was awarded Teacher of the Year (2017). She believes in the life-changing, soul-expanding power of education and devoted teachers. Her classroom management philosophy is to “Turn up the Positive!” and work side-by-side with students in achieving their academic potential. Amanda holds a Masters of Education and Administrative Leadership from Southern Utah University.
Learning Science Spotlight: Read, Recite Review Reading System
Do you have students who struggle to remember what they read from their textbook? Consider teaching them the Read, Recite, Review (3R) system.
- Read a chapter or section of the textbook
- Recite what they remember into a recorder (without looking at the book)
- Review the chapter
A study was conducted where students tried using this reading system, and compared to other students who took notes, or just re-read, these students performed better on the test they took afterward. The 3R is a simple and effective reading strategy that students can count on. Consider suggesting this method to your students this month.
Canvas Feature Spotlight: Canvas Reports
Have you ever wanted to get a report of all of a student’s missing or late assignments? There’s a feature for that in Canvas! By clicking on New Analytics and selecting the Reports tab, you can run a report for missing, late, and excused assignments. Watch the video below for details.
Curriculum Development Program
We are excited to share a new Curriculum Development Program in Bridge. It takes about 4 hours to complete and contains some information you might have already read from the Faculty Orientation. We recommend all full time instructors or any employee with a role in developing curriculum take this program.