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Millersville University’s Professional Education Unit is hosting Supporting Learners in an Online Learning Environment Conference: We are All in this Together on June 30, 2020. This free conference will take place via a series of Zoom sessions that bring together K-12 educators, counselors, administrators, and others in conversation about supporting learners in an online environment. Conference presentations will be 15-25 minutes in length and will highlight instructional approaches, research, professional experience, and holistic contributions. The deadline for submission is June 3, 2020.

The conference sessions are organized into seven proposed strands:

  1. Supporting social-emotional learning in online instruction
  2. Remote teaching and learning for labs, studios, and performances
  3. Remote teaching and learning in the elementary classroom
  4. Remote teaching and learning in the middle level and high school classrooms
  5. Supporting learning diversity, equity, and mental health in remote teaching and learning (IEPs, GIEPs, 504s, etc.)
  6. Thriving and surviving in online spaces (critical conversations and considerations).

The “Supporting Learners in an Online Environment” virtual conference is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment for all participants to discuss ideas relating to education. Participants should recognize and respect the diversity of opinions and beliefs that are brought together when multiple institutions with distinct missions engage in intentional collaboration. Part of the strength and uniqueness of our collaboration is that we offer an educational setting that values open intellectual engagement with ideas, pedagogies, and persons that may differ from our own experiences. Thus, the goal of the “Supporting Learners in an Online Environment” conference is to support a community-based collaborative effort to further the advancement of quality teaching and learning.

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