The Celtx Team hopes this finds you well. We know you’re taking care, washing your hands, and being kind to those in your community. In these ever-changing times, it’s more important than ever.
It seems the whole world has collectively decided to make the transition to working online if at all possible. This means that reorganized workflows, adapted schedules and routines, and newly acquired apps and platforms are now top of mind. If you’re in this position and are looking for resources, we’re here to help make it easier in the ways that we can.
After all, we’re in this together.
You’ll be looking for support, resources and advice. You’ve come to the right place. This article will be focused on the Education sector, but if you’re looking for general #WFH tips, you can use this article to get yourself ready for your new routine.
Learning from Home: Tips, Tricks, and Resources
Schools at every level of education are now transitioning from classrooms to virtual lessons. This process will look different for each and every one of us.
To help ease you in, we’ve compiled some advice from our collective experience with education, working remotely, and keeping things collaborative.
Start Your Day
This is the part of your routine that should be the most familiar; wake up and go about your morning as though you’re going to leave the house and go to school. Morning rituals will be key. Have breakfast, get dressed, look at your lesson plans and gather up the books and supplies you’ll need for the day.
Structure Your Time
Much like a typical school day, structuring time and lesson planning will still be a part of our newfound online learning processes. Planning and structuring can be tedious on the best of days, so we thought that sharing some resources with educators wanting to include media planning and production in their virtual classrooms could help!
Here, you’ll find some lessons and learning resources to help in planing your classes. This includes everything from creating your first logline to breaking down your script, and everything in between. If you’re looking for any topic in particular but can’t seem to find it, let us know! We’d be happy to provide you with some suggestions.
These guides will be useful if you do decide to use Celtx as an Online Learning platform. It includes both Admin (teacher) and User-based (student) outlines on how to use Celtx to collaborate on media projects.
A gentle reminder that Celtx is now offering onboarding and Studio setup for our Education users until your semester ends, free of charge. If you’re interested in connecting with us about how to move forward with setting up your class’s Online Studio, please fill out this form and we’ll take care of the rest.
Communication is Key
Keeping connected is essential to productivity and learning. The interactions we have daily encourage us in the work we do and helps us achieve a sense of social belonging. Check in with your classmates, students, and teachers.
Educators – here are some tips for communicating with students who may be feeling worried or overwhelmed:
- Let them talk about their worries, and share your own coping skills and mechanisms (if you’re in a position to do so).
- Reassure them that they are safe.
- Create a routine and structure for their Online Learning.
- Add extra breaks for daily stress relief, and incorporate relaxation techniques. Art focused activities like writing and creating videos are great ways to do this!
Making sure that educators and students are taken care of has been our first priority during this developing global situation. Continuing education and learning, while keeping things collaborative, fun, artistic, and inspiring is a great way to bring us all together. Not to mention that “creative time” in lesson planning is going to be more important than ever, and a meaningful way to process the circumstances that we all find ourselves in.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our amazing Support Team with questions, concerns, or to let us know what your specific needs are. The Celtx Team will be making changes and adding resources in the coming days, and we want to work with you to make sure you can settle into your new workflows.
Stay safe, and happy creating!