• March 20, 2020

    BEMC is providing resources to support the daily Zoom calls, so thanks to Laura, Geof, and crew.  We will run Monday through Friday at 10 AM and 2 PM, and we are planning to run at least two weeks, and may continue indefinitely.  If we need more than an hour, we will just continue.

    Link to our daily open support Zoom calls:  https://zoom.us/j/879417037

    At least one experienced OhioDLA member will host each session.  Since we cannot determine the expected volume of participation at this point, the format may need adjusting, so we’ll play it by ear.

    I highly encourage everyone to take a look at the Zoom Training Videos & Resources posted on the MCOECN’s website:
    https://community.mcoecn.org/ display/RL/Public+Resources+ To+Support+Remote+Learning

    These sessions have been attended by 1000 participants apiece, and are extremely useful to those just getting started and for sharing best-practices.  Please share these links with teachers and administrators, as most questions can be answered by watching these videos.

    Thank you,

    David Stein, Video Services Manager

    March 18, 2020

    Good evening,

    Our OhioDLA Board met today to discuss ways in which we can help those who need assistance with remote learning, in this time of need.  Many educators do not have experience remotely connecting with students, so we want to share valuable information and provide assistance to answer your questions and get you started.

    Fortunately, we have a very robust K-12 deployment of Zoom statewide, administered by the ITCs and the MCOECN, and many schools have come to the table, getting accounts created for teachers and administrators.  The timing is very good, because we have the capacity to help all schools stay connected with students, at an extremely low cost to districts.

    We have several seasoned DLA member-experts, who have vast experience using Zoom and how to best conduct classes with students remotely, and we want to help everyone as much as possible.

    The DLA will begin offering open Zoom sessions next week, so that people can connect to ask questions and dialogue, and we will discuss best-practices.  I will get that information out this Friday.  We are going to keep these sessions flexible to start with, to get a feel for who attends and what needs exist, and then we can make adjustments, moving forward.

    These following links contain valuable information and videos, from highly reliable sources:

    MCOECN - Public Resources to Support Remote Learning

    https://community.mcoecn.org/ display/RL/Public+Resources+ To+Support+Remote+Learning

    Ed Techs will have office hours to support educators with remote support.  Check http://ohioedtechs.org for videos and office hours.


    https://www.infohio.org/blog/ item/keep-calm-and-carry-on- with-infohio

    Calamity Day Plans and Resources

    https://openspace.infohio.org/ groups/calamity-day-plans-and- resources/59/


    https://www.infohio.org/blog/ item/zoom-and-infohio- training-offered-to-all-ohio- school-districts

    Thank you, and we will be in touch soon,

    David Stein

    Video Services Manager

Last Modified on March 21, 2020