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Math Teaching During COVID-19 School Closures with Michael Pershan

Math Teaching During COVID-19 School Closures with Michael Pershan

To support teachers in the midst of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, TeachLab is switching our focus to highlight tools and strategies for effective teaching during this time. Today we talk with Michael Pershan. He is a New York City math teacher at one of the first schools in the country to shut down in the face of COVID-19. At his school, the goal was to transition fully to synchronous distance learning. Michael joins Justin Reich to discuss what we know about online and distance learning, and what's feasible for a math teacher to do.Michael’s experience and challenges in the midst of CoronavirusHow to create a base for kids to keep learningIssues of synchronous online learningAlternative methods of distance learningLooking at the needs of different age groups and those who need extra supportEquity issues around access and technology Strategy and planning in the midst of emergencies About Our Guest: Michael PershanMichael Pershan is an elementary, middle and high school teacher in NYC. Learn more about Micheal on Twitter @mpershan You can read about Michael’s professional history here and check out some of his writing here. Transcripthttps://teachlabpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/michael-pershan/transcript Join our next course on edX!Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett BeazleyRecorded by Justin Reich and Michael PershanEdited by Aimee CorriganMixed by Garrett Beazley Follow Us On:FacebookTwitterYouTube

Duration: 42 min

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