​Our September issue of Teach by Design is all about the small changes teams can make to create big impacts on the way they conduct their virtual team meetings. When I first started researching the topic, I knew I needed to check in with Dr. Erin Chaparro. Erin runs a research project called TIPS EdTECH - a project to develop a suite of online tools to help teams in their mission to create more efficient, effective team meetings. I called her up a few weeks ago and out of that 30-minute conversation came ideas like changing the team meeting time, finding space to talk about more than work, and looking for new ways of collecting and using data. We ran out of time during our phone call, so I asked her to come back and join us on Expert Instruction: The Teach by Design Podcast.  

In this episode, Dr. Chaparro shares her experience watching teams navigate the spring of 2020 as they moved their in-person meetings to virtual ones. She also tells us how these same teams prepared themselves for the 2020-21 school year knowing they would be immersed in distance learning for the forseeable future. Check it out.