K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Collaborating to Create an Engaging Classroom Community through Distance Learning.. With your Student Teacher!”

Laura Polden and Veronica Minor, Fourth-grade self-contained classroom teachers (Mentor Teacher and Teaching Candidate) in the Milpitas Unified School District, led this conversation:
We will be discussing how to pivot to an online classroom and work together as Mentor/Student teacher to provide an engaging platform for student learning. We will talk about how to best use each teacher’s strengths to create personal connections with students.
Intended audience: Those who teach grades 3-5.  The slides from this webinar are available via Canva

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at
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