Goals
Receive general information on a topic
Use our own teacher experts to facilitate learning new information about the topic
Collaborate with one another
Gather remaining questions about the topic to be addressed and answered
Format
Present: Information about the topic can be video, handout, lecture, technology, etc. Provide background knowledge. (10-15
minutes)
Share out: Allow teachers to have open, judgment-free conversations concerning the topic. We are an untapped resource of
information. Important points should be documented on giant Post-it notes. (20 minutes)
Wrap-up: Document any  questions or concerns that the group feels they would like to have addressed and answered on giant
Post-it notes. (10 minutes)
Program Description
What is a digital parallel? It is the use of online tools to provide ourselves, students, and parents continual access to the content of
our courses, the materials they need, and the feedback we provide for them on their learning journey. It is quite literally the digital
parallel to what is occurring in the classroom. Building a digital parallel for our work is such a benefit to educational practice, that we
can not overlook the opportunity to build our online presence.
Access
Preso
How much of your professional practice is online?
Face2Face
Online
Who am I?
Amanda Adams
Distance Education Teacher
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
aadams@kpbsd.org
@amsuad
www.teachingjedi.com
Structure
Present
Share out Wrap-up
10-15 min 20 min 10 min
What is a Digital Parallel?
What is a Digital Parallel?
…a digital version of all lessons, materials,
and resources that occur in a face-to-face
course for student use.
Source: Trevan Walker, Principal, Seward High School 2014
Actually, it looks more
like this…
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
LMS with Course
Content and
Assignments
Lessons on a
phone
Grading on an
iPad
Collaboration
on Google Docs
Course
Announcements
Digital Parallel
Oops! Forgot one thing…
What are the benefits of
an Digital Parallel?
Flexibility
Adjustment of
Instructional Practices
Students can be
“present” even if they
are not “present
Illness
Athlete travel
Anxiety
Death in family
Travel
Scholarships
Leadership opportunities
Work schedule
Parental requests
Injury
Can’t/won’t conform
Students can be “present
even if they are not
“present
Adjustment of Instructional
Practices
Flexibility
and so much more…
Benefits
Streamlining
Practice
Efficient
Organization
365/24/7 Access
(For everyone!)
Evaluative
Evidence
Collaboration
Opportunity
Transparency
Cultivating Online
Persona
(Brand name)
Share out
Open, judgment-free conversations concerning
the topic.
Important points should be documented on
giant Post-it notes
Wrap-up
Document any questions or
concerns that the group feels they
would like to have addressed and
answered on giant Post-it notes.
Face2Fa
ce
Online
Amanda Adams
aadams@kpbsd.org @amsuad www.teachingjedi.com
Thanks!