In order to meet the needs of k-12 educators who will be delivering content on line to their students in this week-long workshop, K-12 educators will apply research-based approaches to designing and organizing distance learning lessons. They will utilize methods of creating classroom community in the digital space and will implement a variety of digital tools to enhance their instruction. Educators will select appropriate technologies to engage students in high-quality, distance learning experiences, and they will become proficient at evaluating course quality through eLearning rubrics.
The workshop is designed as an asynchronous learning experience allowing participants to work through the content at their own pace. Workshop facilitators will provide opportunities for virtual meetings and will give timely, actionable feedback on participants’ work. Participants should allocate 10 hours to complete workshop requirements.
Upon course completion participants will be able to:
- Establish an online learning community
- Implement research-based elements of online course design and instruction
- Apply techniques for providing interaction in web-based environments
- Create a series of learning activities utilizing various digital resources and tools to engage students in the digital space
Participant Pre-requisite skills:
- Prior experience utilizing basic educational technologies
- Knowledge of online learning platforms such as Google classroom or Canvas
- Ability to create and arrange folders and/or files on device or computer
- Access to a computer and internet connection
- Access to a webcam or video conferencing tool
- Latest browser versions of Firefox or Chrome