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Posted May 17, 2017

PBS Digital Innovators Summit

APS teachers, Rachel Thomas and Steven Lamb invited to the summit to connect with fellow Innovators and learn from renowned education experts.

Rachel Thomas and Steven Lamb are co-creators. Using a teaching method known as Virtual Team Teaching (VTT), they bring two geographically separated classes together as one. Unlike distance education, one-time projects, or traditional classroom teaching, Virtual Team Teaching uses digital and web-based tools to enhance the collaborative nature of effective learning.

One of the key benefits of this methodology is that it allows students to share with and learn from peers across the city. “Getting students to consider what they know from their own sphere of influence and asking each other questions about it, is the best way we know how to guide teaching and learning,” they say.    

The Virtual Team teaching method has allowed Rachel and Steven to seamlessly connect with students from across the globe including Jamaican high school students and Malaysian college students.

Find out more about the PBS Digital Innovator Program

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