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Wednesday, July 26 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Eist - Student-run Virtual Tutoring Program

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In our presentation, we will feature: (1) the history, objectives, and key values of virtual tutoring at Bullis School, (2) the student-run nature and coordination of our organization, (3) showcase of screencasts on Bullis Student Tutor’s online channel, (4) virtual services offered including teacher-requested videos, and (5) introduction to resources for screencast making.


Our interactive presentation intends to show virtual tutoring as a promising educational activity in the age of Internet as well as a valuable student leadership opportunity. A participant will learn how to create an educational screencast in a workshop setting and share experiences about using student-created videos. Attendees are expected to learn about the role of virtual tutoring in a K-12 school environment; the popularity of this program at Bullis School and world-wide; and how we use innovative, educational technology to inspire collective thinking. This discussion will be an exciting, rewarding opportunity for presenters and attendees to communicate about virtual tutoring.

Bullis School’s student tutoring program features a successful virtual tutoring initiative. Virtual tutoring permits the creation of easy-to-make educational videos by students via online platforms. Our student-led presentation will offer time for attendees to directly interact with our experienced virtual tutors about the process of creating content and expanding a teacher’s tool kit in the age of Internet. With a rich history of three years in service, our program continues to achieve many milestones: 30,000+ views and viewed in 160+ countries.

Our presentation is unique in the following aspects: (1) it is a student-run, interactive discussion with direct audience participation, (2) it showcases the real experience of managing a virtual tutoring program, and (3) it includes a workshop session on the creation of a screencast. Most importantly, our presentation reveals the efficacious use of technology to tap into your student’s resourcefulness, creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Speakers
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Jason Eist

Coordinator of Learning Support Services, Bullis School
Jason Eist M.S. Education, has been an special educator for 20 years.  As past Director of the Memory Plus Clinic he has first-hand experience with the impact of technology in improving student success. As the Bullis School Coordinator of Learnring Support Services and Student Tutor Coordinator he has created a thriving peer tutoring program, employing the use of a student-run, Youtube channel with student-made tutorial... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm
White Hill Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All