M04 - How Do I Provide Comprehensible Input in Synchronous Online Sessions? (June 23-25)
M03 - How Do I Use Realia and Props in the Online Environment? (June 20-22)
M02 - How Do I Provide Culturally Relevant Visual Input? (June 16-18)
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4.4 – Checking for Understanding Techniques in Web Conferencing Platforms

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Checking for understanding in synchronous sessions involves the careful selection and integration of strategies and tools.  As is the case in a face-to-face setting, it is essential to begin the planning process by first identifying the learning targets, or what students should know and be able to do at the end of the lesson This task should be completed before you create your assessments, your checks for understanding and learning activities. Further, it is also important to make these important decisions prior to the selection of any technology or tool.  

Some of you have been asking how you can gauge student understanding if you can’t see them. Bobby created the following overview video and specifically addresses this question. As you view this video, consider which examples you and your peer microteaching team can use with novice level learners such as the CSUSB students you will be teaching. You may refer to this video as you and your PMG plan your CSUSB learning episode.This video was filmed using the same platform, Adobe Connect, that you’ll use when teaching your lesson to the students at CSUSB.  The video describes basic checks for understanding you can use in any web conferencing platform. 


To Continue

Once you’ve completed viewing this video, please continue to the next section, 4.5 – Preparing For Your CSUSB Microteaching.

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