Ask Me Anything Live Event Recap: How Do We Rethink Time and Space?

On March 23, 2022, GOA held a live online event as part of the Ask Me Anything live event series. Moderated by Sara Tahir, Associate Director of Professional Learning at GOA, the event featured a panel of visionaries in the field of professional learning who reflected on rethinking time and space and the impacts on student learning. Joining Sara on the panel included Bonnie Lathram, Director of Professional Learning at GOA; Dr. Catlin Tucker, bestselling author, blended learning coach, and education consultant; and Kareem Farah, Co-Founder and CEO of the Modern Classrooms Project.

Panelists - Ask Me Anything: How Do We Rethink Time and Space?

The discussion started with the panel acknowledging that online learning has been around for a long time. But, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years have really brought online learning into the spotlight and, in some ways, forced many teachers to develop new skills like facilitating online discussions and learning how to create video content and engage students around that.

While it may not have been an easy transition for all, it has opened the door to rethinking time and space in learning. We as educators should continue to hone and develop these skills to be nimble in our approach to teaching so that students can thrive in an online, in-person, or hybrid classroom.

At the end of the discussion, the panelists provided starting points for individual teachers who might be looking to rethink time and space in their classrooms. Watch the full event recording here or view some video highlights below.

Discussion Highlights

Why should we be rethink­ing time and space?

Kareem Farah and Dr. Catlin Tucker


Using tech­nol­o­gy effec­tive­ly can scale up qual­i­ty instruc­tion and increase learn­ing engagement

Bon­nie Lathram


Design­ing a stu­dent-led learn­ing expe­ri­ence improves teacher time and assess­ment with students

Dr. Catlin Tucker


Col­lab­o­ra­tion — incor­po­rate both planned and organ­ic col­lab­o­ra­tion to help stu­dents learn together

Kareem Farah


Asyn­chro­nous dis­cus­sions offer more time for stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate and cre­ate thought­ful responses

Bon­nie Lathram


Learn more about rethinking time and space:

GOA is hosting an upcoming Zoom event, “Ask Me Anything: How Do We Assess for Learning” on Tuesday, April 26th at 5pm ET (9pm UTC/GMT). We invite you to join us in conversation on shifts that we can make in our assessment practice to better support student learning outcomes. Some of the questions we’ll aim to explore include the following:

  • How do we shift away from a mindset of using assessment as a way to produce grades into a meaningful and empowering learning experience for all students?
  • How can we design assessments to support students in applying and transferring content knowledge and skills?
  • How might assessments not only provide us with evidence of learning, but also provide students with evidence that they’re learning?

Register here to join the discussion.

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