Remote Teaching & Leading Practices

For over a year educators across New York City have reimagined support for our students and teachers in the remote & blended learning environment. Teachers have taken an asset-based approach and experimented with solution oriented “how might we” questions, pivoting the ways they deliver content and assess student learning in the remote & blended context.

This hub will serve as a living resource for teachers throughout the city to support learning and innovation as we all continue to develop our practices in a remote & blended environment.

Below, explore the resources generated by teacher led panels, think tanks, round tables, and more.

We also invite you to share your practice!

Review the guidance materials at the bottom of this page to share how you pivoted your practice during the past year.

We encourage all NYC educators to contribute to this learning

Teacher Leadership In Action

Featured Video: Teacher Leader Panel Discussion: CRSE in Practice

During this session, NYC TCP teacher leaders, Argentina Campbell, Deirdre Deloatch, & Evelyn Rebollar share their unique perspectives on the work currently underway around a CRSE practices in the remote setting. Following the facilitated panel conversation, is a Q&A with other educators.

Resources related to this session available here

Remote Practices Think Tanks

TL Think Tanks: How Might We... Pivot Adult Learning

How Might We... Pivot Our Approach to Adult Learning?

This Think Tank memo explores the findings of multiple think tanks focused on the question of How Might We... Pivot Our Approach to Adult Learning?

TL Think Tanks: How Might We... Build CRSE & SEL Cultures

How Might We... Foster SEL & CRSE Rich Curriculum & Pedagogy?

This Think Tank memo explores the findings of multiple think tanks focused on the question of How Might We... Foster SEL & CRSE Rich Curriculum & Pedagogy?

View More from the Remote Practices Think Tanks

Ed-Tech Model Teacher Insights

Ed Tech Model Teacher Panel #1: Remote Pivot

This video features four Ed-Tech Model teachers: Greg Heath, Danielle Fulton, Lorraine Gersten, & Kyriaki Xiraki-Tselios sharing shifts in working with students, teachers, & families. As well as lessons learned from teaching in a pandemic.

View More from the Ed-Tech Model Teachers & DiiT on their Professional Learning Calendar and Microsoft Stream

Virtual Content Specialist Series

Formative Real Time Feedback, Canva UX, & Backwards Design

In this remote & blended instructional strategies video, VCS Natalie Martinez shares her approach to:

1) utilize Formative software (https://goformative.com/) to engage in real time feedback during a lesson

2) design visually engaging slide decks in Canva (https://www.canva.com/education/) for a pleasant user and student experience

3) backwards design a lesson with support from NYLearns (https://www.nylearns.org/)

Additional resources from this video can be found here

Engaging Animations, Assignments with Accommodations, & Intentional Cognitive Lift

In this remote & blended instructional strategies video, VCS Andrea Cardinali Kelle shares her approach to:

1) incorporating engaging animations into both synchronous and asynchronous lessons developed in Google Slide deck

2) classwork assignments with differentiated scaffolds & accommodations & feedback strategies

3) lesson design that intentionally focuses student cognitive on the lesson objective and related reading skill development

Additional resources from this video can be found here

Google Classroom, PearDeck, & Remote Routines

In this remote & blended instructional strategies video, VCS Samson Quaintance shares his approach to:

1) basing remote and blended classrooms in Google Classroom and the Google Apps for Education Suite

2) increasing student engagement with the software from PearDeck (https://www.peardeck.com/)

3) establishing remote learning routines, including "The Big Question", using rubrics, responding to feedback.

Additional resources from this video can be found here



View More of the Virtual Content Specialist Series

Visit TeachHub to access remote & blended curriculum developed by the VCS teacher leaders (click K-12, then the Elementary, Middle School, and/or High School "Drive" buttons) & their YouTube playlists

Big Apple Award Fellows: Remote Instruction & Tech Insights

Google Jamboard

In this remote instruction and tech insights video, Nicole Bellomo shares her thoughts around using Google Jamboard



Visit our Big Apple Awards Page to learn more from the BAA Fellows

NYC Educator Crowdsource

More from Teacher Career Pathways

Teacher Career Pathways, the TTLs, and all teacher leaders are continually adding resources to support the remote teaching and learning pivot.

  • Visit our Remote Teacher Leader Guidance page to learn about the teacher leader pivot to remote & blended environments.

  • View more Remote Teaching and Leading Practices videos here; included are Panels, Spotlights, and In Action videos featuring current NYC teachers discussing their pivot to remote and blended learning.

  • View more of the Virtual Content Specialist Series videos here; included are brief instructional videos generated by the VCS teacher leaders.

  • Visit our Big Apple Awards page to explore the BAA Fellows 2020-2021 insights on: Family Engagement, Learning Management Systems, Parent University, Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment. The BAA Fellows discussed these insights with the NYC Chancellor of Education, and advocated for the students of NYC.

More from around NYC

Across New York City, teachers and leaders are supporting the pivot to remote and blended learning. Explore some of the following resources to spark your thinking!

Share Your Remote Practices

We are so excited that you're interested in sharing your instructional or leadership practice! As you know, TCP encourages all NYC educators to elevate their voice and contribute to this learning.

We offer three ways to share your remote teaching and leading practices:

Video ✓

Artifact ✓

Padlet ✓


Review the guidance resource, and consider sharing how you pivoted your practice to remote or blended instruction during the past year.

Remote Teaching and Leading Practices Guidance


If you have any questions, or would like any support in this process, please contact us at teachercareerpathways@schools.nyc.gov. Mention "Remote Practices" in the subject of the email.