10 Ways to Provide Formative Assessments in a Virtual Classroom

“Students need endless feedback more than they need endless teaching.” Grant Wiggins

Formative assessments are a fundamental part of teaching. They help teachers determine where gaps are in students learning and provides data to inform instruction. Formative assessments also help students because they increase engagement and provide students with ownership in their learning. Formative assessments should be consistently in educators practices as it is a great way to provide feedback to students on their learning journey.

Formative assessments can easily be added into any virtual learning environment. Below I share five strategies and five digital formative assessment tools that can support your teaching virtually.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies

Mad Lib Tasks: Mad Libs are fill-in-the-blank sentences, series of sentences or stories. In education, Mab Lib tasks helps teachers and students quickly assess which questions/concept/skills they do or don’t understand. If you wanted to assess a students understand of motion (speed, velocity, acceleration, deceleration, reference point) and forces (gravity, friction, centripetal force) here is an example of a Mab Lib: Force can make an object ____, ____, _____ or _____. The student would have to fill in stop, speed up, slow down or change direction. (Hint: You can also provide a bank of terms if you want to as well).

3, 2, 1: At the end of a lesson, provide students with three prompts to reflect on such as 3 facts you learned, 2 things that surprised you, 1 thing you have a question about. They can write this on a Google Doc and submit it to you or it could be in a discussion thread so students can learn from each other.

3 Question Quiz: My students loved this one! I would ask them to come up with three questions that they think would be on the test with an answer key ( so they had to show their thinking/work). This allowed me to see who might need a reteach or had a misconception and then I used some of their questions on the quiz! They loved seeing their questions and I liked the time it saved me of creating the quiz!

Numbers: Formative assessments can be as easy as having students self assess how they feel about a concept/standard/skill. Posting a likert scale can help you gage where they are: 1 – I need more help, 2 – I think I got it but might have a question, 3 – I can teach others. Once you have a safe learning environment you can have students share via flashing a number signal up on the screen or you can have them send the numbers privately to you via the chat function.

Entrance/Exit Ticket: Quickly see what the students know or don’t know by providing a few questions for them to answer. This is something you can have up at the beginning of class as students are entering the virtual classroom or at the end. You can utilize some of the digital tools below to support you with tickets too.

5 FREE Formative Assessment Tools

Jamboard: This is a great interactive whiteboard tool that saves your work right to your google drive. Give your students a check out questions or word problem, have them show their work and submit the assignment. This is a great way to make their thinking visible so teachers can provide feedback. You can also use this tool to share realtime whiteboard work by sharing your screen.

Classflow: This powerful tool supports virtual learning from instruction to assessment. There are polls, quizzes and interactive whiteboards you can use to assess students knowledge.

Edulastic: Standard based formative assessment tool that has a great assessment bank but you also make up your own questions as well.

Padlet: I love this tool because it is so versatile and often under utilized. It is a great way to what students are thinking but having students show what they know by having them create on a padlet is a great way to assess their thinking. For example having students create a story timeline of the main points.

Flip Grid: A simple way for students and teachers to create online discussions via video. Great for posing a question and having students respond to hear their thinking but giving them time to process too.

More resources on formative assessments:

Top Tech Tools by Common Sense Education

3 reasons to use formative assessment in your virtual instruction—and tips on how to go about it

How to do Formative Assessment in Distance Learning

10 Best Practices that Work for All Learning Environments: Distance, Hybrid and Face to Face

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” By Sydney J. Harris

The setting up your classroom this year will look different for most teachers but one thing teachers should keep in mind is that best practices for learning work no matter what the learning environment you are in, brick and mortar, distance learning or hybrid. Using best practices that work for all learning environments will only help teachers, students and parents if during the school year you need to pivot to a different learning environment. Below are ten best practices that work in all learning environments:

  1. Co-Create Classroom Rules: To create classroom rules together, start with a list and then through discussion, work with your students to create a set of rules they decide on. This will make the environment feel more like a “we” verse a “me”. It is best to have no more than four-five rules. Here is an example:
    • Work hard and always do your best
    • Follow directions, participate and ask questions
    • Be on-time, prepared for class and ready to learn
    • Be respectful, kind, polite, and courteous to others
  2. Build Relationships: Building relationships is the key to a successful classroom environment that promotes academic success. Check out my previous blog post 12 Ways to Build Relationships with Students Virtually for ideas!
  3. Clear Expectations, Directions and Structures: It is important to tell students what they are doing, why they are doing it and what the outcome should look like. These directions should be not only given verbally but also visually as well so students can refer back to them. Consistent structures helps students predict what will happen next and increases the probability of their success. Utilizing the calendar feature in your Learning Management System (LMS – Canvas, Schoology etc) is a great structure for students (and parents) to see when assignments are due.
  4. Anchor Charts are a great tool used to support instruction to “anchor” the learning for students. As you teach a lesson, you create a chart with your students that captures the most important content and relevant strategies. You can then place these charts in a Google Drive Folder or on a page in your Learning Management System (LMS – Canvas, Schoology etc) for students to refer back to. You can make anchor charts using chart paper so you have them for your physical classroom when you return or you can create them on a Google Doc.
  5. Create Opportunities for Collaboration as it develops deeper learning for students and boosts their confidence. Educators can build in opportunities for collaboration through discussion boards, project based learning activities and small group classroom discussions. Here are five digital tools to promote collaboration.
  6. Providing and Accepting Feedback: Feedback is an important part of students learning process. Providing comments in documents, setting up check-ins and giving a variety of formative assessments with feedback are all ways to help guide learners. Don’t forget that peer feedback is also another great way for students to collaborate and gain feedback from others. Educators want to make sure to seek feedback to improve the learning environment. This can be done by setting up check ins and providing surveys to gain feedback from students and/or parents.
  7. Questioning: When teachers ask higher‐order questions and encourage explanations, they help students develop critical thinking skills. One strategy educators can do is after having students watch a video or read an excerpt have the students jot down three questions they have based on what they learned. Then put the students into breakout groups to discuss the questions. Together have each group chose one question they will bring back to the whole group to discuss.
  8. Active Learning: Having student actively engage with the information they’re learning helps students be more successful. Utilizing strategies that you have done previous such as critical friends, gallery walks and jigsaw. To learn more ways to engage students in active learning, check out my previous blog post 8 Ways to Engage Students that you can incorporate tomorrow into your classroom.
  9. Formative Assessments: Incorporating formative assessments as part of the learning process allows students and teachers to grasp where they are in understanding a standard/concept. Ways you can incorporate formative assessments are entrance/exit tickets, student led conferences, polls and/or self assessments with rubrics.
  10. Field Trips and/or Guest Speakers: Incorporating field trips and guest speakers allows educators to bring in more real world and relevance to different concepts. For field trips take advantage of over 1200 leading museums and archives in Google Arts & Culture! Think outside the box when it comes to guest speakers, maybe you are studying fractions – having an architect or a builder share how they use fractions in their day to day job allows students to see relevance of why we need to learn fractions but also opens students up to a job they might not have considered.

There are a lot of other best practices that you can incorporate into all learning environment scenarios; I would love to hear more, add them into the chat!

8 Ways to Engage Students in Distance Learning

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” By George Evans

With districts going back to school with distance learning or virtual learning in place, educators are wondering what they need to do to keep students engaged. Many of the same strategies educators engage students in a “regular” classroom should still be in place in a virtual classroom. Below are ways you can engage students in distance learning.

  1. Mini-Lessons: Lessons should be engaging and also short, no more than 10 mins. Teachers need to think about teaching in shorter chunks and only one skill/standard at a time. For example, in Math if you are teaching subtraction, teach only one strategy at a time; allowing students to master it before going on.
  2. Choice Boards, Playlists and/or Pathways: Having an instructional design is important for the students as it helps them understand expectations and procedures. The first few weeks should be spent on helping students understanding what the expectations are so they can take ownership of their learning. Having an instructional design will also help educators identify what standard they are needing support on from pre-assessments. Check out these resources if you want to incorporate these instructional designs into your classroom. How to create a Choice Board and Playlist Versus Pathway.
  3. Discussions: Having students participating in academic discourses is a great way to engage learners. You can have whole group conversations but you get more engagement in small groups. In Zoom, creating small groups is easy to do as breakouts is an awesome feature when you are the host. If you are using Google Meets this becomes more difficult but still doable; you have to set up several meetings and provide links to each of the groups of students. In other learning management systems you can do discussions asynchronous thought discussion boards.
  4. Brain Boosts: Also known as brain breaks, helps learners reduce stress and frustration and increase attention and productivity. I suggest after a mini-lesson having students do a brain boost like the ones on Go Noodle or make up your own as a way to transition into guided or independent practice; just like you would do in “regular” face to face classroom environment.
  5. Goal Setting and Reflection: Goal setting is a great way to intrinsically motivate learners. Every Monday have students set learning goals in a goal journal for each subject so it becomes a weekly habit. You can easily make a goal journal using either a Google Doc template or create your own and then have students copy the template. Educators will need to model how to set goals for the students. Then at the end of the week, have the students reflect on their learning goals.
  6. Choose Your Own Adventure Books: They are fun to read but even more fun when the students are creating their own and reading each others. You can easily create choose your own adventure books by using Google Slides and hyperlink the different slides. Having the students start with a story board to draft their ideas and thoughts before beginning helps the students be more productive. Check out this site for more information and examples of Choose Your Own Adventure.
  7. HyperDocs: A HyperDoc is a digital document where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one document. You can create interactive Hyperdocs on different topics or have students create their own to show what they know! Checkout this Facebook Hyperdoc group that shares a lot of ideas and resources.
  8. Publish: When students know their work is going to be shared and viewed by others they become more engaged in the outcome. Have students share their screens or have them create their own Google site to be to create a portfolio of their finished projects etc.

Here are more resources about student engagement you might be interested in:

Tech Tools for Engagement by Thomas Murray

5 Digital Tools to Promote Collaboration

25 Strategies to Engage Students on Your Next Zoom Meeting

8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online

I would love to hear more ways you are engaging students in a distance learning setting, share in the comments below.

Reflection of My Weekly Remote Working Habits

“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).” via Stephen R. Covey

I am all about continuous improvement by making small changes. I believe small improvements will add up to something significant. With the shift to working from home (and will be for a while) I decided that I needed to focus in on how I could improve in this area.

Over the last six weeks, every Monday I posted a new habit on Twitter that I was focusing on to hold myself more accountable with #becomebetter. Below you will find each one of the habits I focused on, along with what I learned about myself. Maybe some of these habits can help you with your remote work situation.

Week 1: I needed to take control of my calendar so I started scheduling meetings for 45-50 mins to allow for more breaks and movement. When I calendared meetings I would start 5-10 mins past the hour and end five minutes before the hour. (Example: 1:10-1:55pm) This really helped me, especially on the days I had multiple zoom meetings back to back. The only problem came when I didn’t schedule the meetings, I still found myself sitting for multiple hours straight. In order for this to be more effective, others need to have this mindset too.

Week 2: In the beginning of COVID-19 I did a great job of reaching out to one coworker per day that I don’t see much anymore to check in on them. As the weeks turned into months I realized I stopped reaching out. I wanted to be intentional about reaching out again as it always made me feel good so I added this back onto my to-do list. Each morning the first thing I do before I start my day is to reach out to someone within my company that I don’t get to talk to as much. It starts my day off on a positive note which brings me joy.

Week 3: I started noticing that I had a “slump time” in the afternoon and needed a pick me up. I started to blocking 10 minutes to meditate to recenter my mind and goals for the day. This has been very effective and I found myself looking forward to that needed time.

Week 4: With traveling being a part of my job I had a routine that at the end of the day I would journal. I enjoyed this time of reflection and it helped me grow as a person. When working from home I had stopped journaling. I decided that a new habit I needed was ending the day with a meeting with myself to journal. I do a dot journal and write down two things that went went well, one thing I learned, one area of growth to focus on and one big idea. This new habit has helped me in two ways; first it helped me be intentional about reflecting and second it helped me have a conclusion to my day. Prior I had struggled with “shutting down” work.

Week 5: I started noticing that I had some of my best ideas when I was doing chores or when on a walk. In week five my new habit was to incorporate some downtime in the day such as a walk or even doing chores to help my brain unwind so I could produce better ideas. This also allowed me to get some things done around the house. These 10-15 minute breaks were great but I found I had a hard time scheduling them as meetings popped up often.

Week 6: I realized when I did get these great ideas, I had no time on my calendar to think about them. Which made my new habit in week six to focus on blocking larger chunks of time on my calendar to create and build out my ideas. I also have found this deep focus music has helped me during these larger chunks of time.

I feel I have made small improvements to my rework work life and at this time I am now going to focus on new habits to improve myself. I also would love to hear if any of these ideas resonate with you and/or what new habits have you created for yourself while working from home, leave them in the comments section!

Want to read more about habits, check out these resources:

The Habits Guide: How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

105: Why Habits Are More Important Than We Can Imagine

The (Super) Power of Habits and Routines

Return to School Planning

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ” By Colin Powell

In states, across the county, many leaders and educators are creating plans for how to return to school under ever changing circumstances. It is important for districts, schools and teachers to start researching and putting together draft plans for multiple scenarios. It is possible that this school year districts will have to change scenarios/plans based on state guidelines or new health recommendations. Being prepared will help for smoother transitions and able for districts to be more agile.

Scenario 1: Go back to school with social distancing guidelines in place.

Scenario 2: Hybrid, portions will be face to face and some will be distance learning. This could look different for districts but examples could be one week face to face, two weeks distance learning or face to face one day, distance the next (a/b day).

Scenario 3: Go back to school through distance learning

As everyone is starting to think about how they will go back, it is important to make sure districts have common language so that everyone students, staff and communities. Many districts I am working with are creating a glossary of terms to communicate and refer back to. For example:

Distance Learning: Distance learning occurs when students, their peers, and their teachers are in different geographical locations. Distance learning experiences, which may or may not be facilitated by the use of technology, can occur in synchronous or asynchronous formats. 

Virtual Learning (online/offline + asynch/synch): Instruction is delivered through the internet, software, or both. Virtual learning can be used inside or outside a physical classroom environment and uses a computer, tablet, or tech-enabled device and an online program or software to enhance the learning experience. Virtual learning can be used in a self-paced format (see Asynchronous Learning), or live web conferencing between students and instructors (see Synchronous Learning).  Many districts have a virtual learning school.


Remote Instruction (temporary online): Moving content designed for face-to-face instruction online for limited or one-time-only course instruction, primarily in the case of an emergency or extenuating circumstance. This is not to be confused with distance learning, which is intentionally-designed virtual instruction. (ie what many districts did Spring 2020)

As districts and schools are researching, I have put together some resources as a place to start. Many resources have links within the documents, along with images that also help you think through what you want it to look like in your district, school, classroom. I encourage you to look at other states ideas as it might be similar to your states plans and spark ideas for how you can plan.

Different Return Plans:

Loudoun School District Return Plan Site and PDF
North Carolina Guide Book for Reopening
Fairfax Return Plan

Scheduling Ideas

Learning Continuity Education’s Biggest Challenge and Opportunity
Hybrid School Model (Dallas ISD)

District Communication:

Roadmap to Reopening (Klein, Tx)
Website for Parents (Asheville, NC)

If you have resources to share, please do in the comments as we are all in this together and no one knows what to expect but together we can be better.

Growing Your Twitter Influence

“Social media is not a media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.” by David Alston

Guest blog post by Phil Echols

There are 330 million active monthly users on Twitter. Of those, 145 million, use the service daily (Twitter, 2019). That’s a lot of chatter. Now, more than ever, people desire to be heard and share something that might inform, inspire, and resonate with others. As the old saying goes, “We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. We should listen twice as much as we talk.” Here are a few strategies that I’ve found useful while growing my Twitter network and influence.

Balance withdrawals and deposits

One way to grow your Twitter network and influence is to spend time interacting with others tweets. Focus on interactions, not numbers. Examples of interactions include responding to questions, commenting on threads, “liking” tweets, and retweeting things your followers might find valuable or inspirational. There are a lot of “asks” on Twitter (i.e. Visit my, Buy now, Share our) and as beneficial as those resources might be, I equate those with withdrawals. It’s like walking past the person selling lotion in the mall. The lotion might be exactly what I need for my dry hands but your method of delivery makes me feel like you’re about to steal my credit card information. Are you praising and sharing as much as you’re asking? Be mindful of your ask vs. share and praise ratio.

“Likes”

Some Twitter users “like” tweets as a way to reference them later. Others might use it to acknowledge or validate a comment or resource. As your twitter network grows, it can be challenging to keep up with all the comments. I sprinkle “likes” like confetti as a means of interaction, almost like a virtual fistbump. If there are tweets I want to reference later, I save it by Direct Messaging (DM) myself. When checking tweets on the go, this is a great way to save something you might want to reference later when you have more time to craft a mindful response.

Be human/Show personality

Once you find your voice, go with it. Be authentic. Be yourself. Growing your connections and influence takes time. Trying to be someone you’re not, will eventually come to light. When we talk about our passions and things we love, our eyes sparkle, our face lights up, and the tone in our voice changes. The same happens on social media. People can read when a message (or tweet) is disingenuous or copied and pasted. The key to authenticity is finding your voice and monitoring the things that resonate with your audience the most.

Engage, Engage, Engage!

Use your manners

In the book Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk mentions no formula calculates how many positive interactions it takes to pay off in a sale or a recommendation. Every interaction is an interview and earning others’ trust is key whether you’re simply growing your network or selling goods and services. Gratitude is free. Without spending money, there are ways to build and strengthen virtual relationships by making others feel valued. Sending a “thank you” or an “I appreciate the RT” only takes 7 seconds, but the return on investment is exponential. First, it communicates a sense of appreciation to the person. Secondly, it increases impressions. It raises the visibility of your tweets. Finally, it models who you are to others, and when you finally do have an “ask” it increases the likelihood that your followers will respond to the call to action.

Revisit your lists

Twitter lists are a great way to target audiences and track your level of engagement. You created the lists and added certain people for a reason. Carve out time to scroll through your lists engaging in the conversations related to the list category. Let them know you appreciate their perspective by “liking” tweets, retweeting relevant content, and by connecting them with others on your list.

Twitter Chats

Connecting back to withdrawals and deposits, when is the last time you participated in or promoted a twitter chat other than your own or one your organization/school district is hosting? Occasionally, visit other twitter chats to contribute and learn. Be open to the ideas being shared and enter the conversation as you would physically face to face and not monopolizing the conversation.

A couple of things to be mindful of while engaging in twitter chats:

  1. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  2. When others contribute something that resonates with you, let them know.
  3. You don’t have to have the last word.

In conclusion, your identity, values, and beliefs are made visible through your words. Twitter can feel like a popularity contest when comparing your numbers to others. One of the best ways to grow your influence is to care about the people you’re interacting with and consider as many ways as you can to add value to your relationship. Twitter shouldn’t feel like a cold call. Focus on people, not numbers.

5 Ways Leaders Can Show Empathy

“The highest form of  is knowledge empathy.” By Bill Bullard

Empathy is an essential skill for all leaders. It is one of the most important ingredients to building strong, trusting relationships that allows leaders to connect to others. It also can be hard taking on others concerns so it is important that leaders make sure they give themselves grace and also have someone to lean on as well.

  1. Be Fully Present – Remove all distractions. Turn your cell phone over so the screen is not shutting or if you are in front of your computer put it at a 45 degree so it shows the other person you are present.
  2. Actively Listening – Let others share their stories without interrupting them or adding your opinion. Instead ask questions and let the other person drive the conversation.
  3. Show Vulnerability: Share the risks you take, the failures you have, be transparent with your communication and share your process on how you make decisions. Sharing this information shows others that you are not perfect and that helps people relate to you as a leader and builds your empathy muscle.
  4. Withhold Judgment- Understand the other person perspective, let go of the idea of a right or wrong answer. Reflecting on what others have said helps to better understand their perspective as well.
  5. Be a Servant Leader: Help others such as by highlighting their strengths. You also can do this by developing others in ways that unlock their potential, creativity and sense of purpose. 

Want to know how empathic you are? Take this quiz created by UC Berkeley, you will then get a report that gives you more suggestions based on your results.

You might also like my previous blog post on Building Empathy with Educators.

10 Ways to Get More Followers on Twitter

“Social media is not a media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.” via David Alston

Twitter is a powerful social media platform for educators. It can help to grow your network and build a connection with others that are interested in the same education topics as you. To me twitter has been the best professional learning experience because I can learn from experts on different topics along with seeing different perspectives.

  1. Photo: Make sure you have a headshot instead of having no image or something random. Nobody wants to follow a faceless person.
  2. Profile: Your profile is what followers read first. It is a chance to explain who you are, what you do and what you are passionate about. This is why it is import to have a strong profile that represents you. Some things you should include in your profile are relevant keywords (shows up in searches), highlight your skills and include your interests.
  3. Banner/Headers Image: Your banner should also represent your personality and interests like your profile. When people click on you, they will be drawn naturally to your banner first, even before reading your profile so make sure you use that real-estate wisely.
  4. Tweet Frequency: Tweet content regularly including on weekends even if it is only a few tweets! You can do this without being on twitter all the time by using free services that schedule tweets such as Tweetdeck.
  5. Hashtags: Use hashtags to open up your tweets to more audiences – but also don’t put a lot in one tweet. You should also decide on which hashtags you want to follow based on your interests along with what is popular. You can notice these hashtag trends by seeing what others are using and following them to see if they are the right fit for you. Example: I like to follow #leadershipmatters as I am interested in leadership and I like follow #edutwitter as it seems to be a catch all for great idea sharing.
  6. Mentions:  Connect with followers by mentioning people in your tweets. For example say @(fill in the blank persons name) so that you are pulling them into a conversation.
  7. Chats: Attending Education chats on topics that you are interested is a great way to “meet” people that have similar interests as you. There are many education chats happening all week, here is a great place to start but please note twitter chats come and go so double check to see if the chat you are interested in is still happening by checking the hashtag.
  8. Follow: In order to get more followers you also need to follower others! Also participate in the #FridayFollow to promote people you are inspired by or interested in what they are saying.
  9. Tweet Content: Your twitter content should not always be your personal content. You want to make sure you are promoting others voices as well by retweet. Adding images to your tweets is also helpful for two reasons, one because the image will catch peoples eye and two because you can also tag others in images so they can see it and more likely will retweet your content.
  10. Call to Actions: Make your tweets actionable! Ways to make tweets actionable are by adding in questions to engage others or by introducing people that you think should follow each other – think virtual introductions.

If you want to follow me on twitter or want to see these tips and tricks in action you can take a look at my account – I am @edu_thompson.

Always make sure you follow good Twittiquette; for example – don’t buy fake followers, don’t spam people (including in DMs) and don’t be a troll.

5 Digital Tools to Promote Collaboration

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Having students collaborate using different digital tools helps build students communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Here are five ways to promote collaboration in both a physical and/or virtual classroom space.

Video Ask: It was created for business but teachers can turn anything into a learning opportunity with VideoAsk. Teachers and/or students can pose questions and you can reply back different ways such as with video, audio, or text. It works asynchronous so students can reply back with they have had enough time to process and/or when it is convenient for them.

Wakelet: This application allows teachers and students save, organize and share content from across the web. It can be used multiple ways in the classroom such as co-creating a digital newspaper or newsletter. You can provide your students with a topic and theme such as Ecosystems and students can find current events around that topic and have discussions.

StoriumEdu: StoriumEdu is very unique as it gamifies creative writing. Students get different digital “story cards” that represent different aspects of storytelling and character development. The cards serve as writing prompts, helping students figure out what to write next at each step of the game.

Gimkit: Similar style to Kahoot, Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win. It makes it great for remote learning because each student can play on their own devices

Dotstorming: Have students brainstorm together and vote on their favorite ideas. Last week I collaborated with a teacher to help create their virtual classroom rules/norms together with the students using Dotstorming. The students add cards of what they wanted the rules to be for their virtual classroom and then they voted on the top four rules co-creating their rules together.

I would love to hear your favorite digital tools to promote collaboration in the classroom. Share in the comments!

Online Teaching Opportunities at Outschool

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” —Unknown

Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes K-12, is trying to hire 5000 teachers over the next few weeks to support student learning during this pandemic. 

Outschool is offering free classes to families who need them due to school closures and has seen more than 10x the number of families sign up for classes the last few weeks and needs more teachers to keep the learning growing. 

Why teach with Outschool?

  • Impact: In under two weeks, you can be teaching live online classes and helping students and families right now
  • Flexibility: You set your schedule to times that work for you
  • Creativity: You teach what you love, the way you believe it should be taught. You pick the subject
  • Financial Security: You set the prices for your classes and most teachers report earnings of $40 per teaching hour or more. With unusually high demand, classes fill up quickly. 

You can learn more about teaching online for Outschools here.