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Microsoft Teams: Breakout Rooms


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Students thrive when they can think out loud.  One way to do this is having students in shared small groups using breakout rooms. In the virtual environment it is easier for students to disconnect and disengage, and we must purposefully create opportunities to identify and meet individualized student needs. A valuable strategy option for teachers.

Students thrive when they can think out loud.  One way to do this is having students in shared small groups using breakout rooms.  Small groups can foster a deeper level of connection and communication and productive breakout rooms offer students more voice and choice in their learning.  Some students find it difficult to participate or think out loud in the virtual environment or may be shy when put in front of a whole class but with breakout rooms for small group instruction, educators can improve student engagement, and differentiate instruction. 

In the virtual environment it is easier for students to disconnect and disengage, and we must purposefully create opportunities to identify and meet individualized student needs. A valuable strategy option for teachers.

Here is the course outline:

Welcome and Introduction

In the virtual environment it is easier for students to disconnect and disengage, and we have to purposefully create opportunities to identify and meet individualized student needs. As you go through this course, you will learn about ways to effectively use Microsoft Teams breakout rooms.

Small Group Instruction

There are many benefits to small group instruction including an opportunity for personalize instruction, provide feedback, reteach or pre-teach content, and offer a space and place for students to build confidence through collaboration. In this module, you will look at ideas for activities, strategies and management of small group.

Through the Eyes of the TEACHER

Time to get comfortable with setting up your Breakout Rooms and learning the controls. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! In this module, you will experience breakout rooms through the eyes of the teacher.

Through the Eyes of the STUDENT

Understanding the student experience will help flush out inconsistencies and challenges that students might encounter when doing small group work in breakout rooms. In this module, you will experience breakout rooms through the eyes of the student.

Course Wrap Up

Congratulations! You've finished the course.

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