This past spring, our move to online learning wasn’t a well-considered transition—it was more of an emergency protocol. For that reason, the virtual classroom experience wasn’t true online learning; it was emergency distance learning. In the spirit of our transition to online learning here are some Do's and Don'ts.
We spent the summer designing online courses with faculty, training the PhD candidates who will serve as instructors and TAs in digital pedagogy, and gathering the tools you’ll need to navigate this year online. We know that your experience at PTS this year will be different, but we’ve put in a lot of work and care to ensure that it will be no less valuable. One of the biggest changes this year is orientation.
The spring semester is over, which means summer is here! A break from school doesn't mean that you'll be taking a break from learning, though. Below you'll find tons of ideas for how to expand your horizon over the summer, even if you're still under "stay at home" orders.
The guidelines that the CDC and WHO are giving focus on hand-washing, social distancing, etc. These are helpful practices for keeping germs away, but isn't helpful when it comes to managing stress, mental health, or the move to social-distancing. Here are a few tips for boosting your immune system and managing stress.
It's easy to go for the convenient news update from your sister's mother's cousin's boyfriend's post on Facebook that pops up on your news feed. But during this time it is important to get the most accurate information.
Here is a copy of the email to students from the Academic Dean about online learning. It has helpful information about expectations and avenues of support as we begin our online classes.
In the world of social distancing and everything being moved online we wanted to provide tips to help you succeed with the change in classroom format. Read our tips for transitioning to virtual learning.
We asked PTS Classroom and Media Specialist Trey Gillette a few questions about technology and ministry. He shares about apps for ministry, youth and technology, common misconceptions, and how to navigate technology changes churches.
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