The sudden and widespread changes to traditional teaching have required teachers of all experience levels to be more agile while still meeting their institution’s and district’s standards of quality. But for educators who aren’t as tech-savvy or have never taught an online course before, where do you start to set up, let alone keeps students engaged and learning? While some lessons and skills can translate to an online learning environment, others need an adjustment or a new approach altogether. Learn from your peers and local experts how to design an effective virtual classroom for all class levels.
Start with the basics: Find out what the differences are between learning types, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning. Understand how students’ learning is impacted by designing a storyboard that illustrates the online teaching journey. Discover how to properly assess your students’ work in online learning, including ways to develop proper quiz questions and how to create standard assessments across different activities. Take a deeper dive into a topic of your choice regarding assessment, such as simulation, course analytics, and gamification. Practice using the tools necessary for online course development, such as slides and collaborative activities, using the Canvas LMS. Develop your own teaching best practices and a strategy for online learning. Then set all your work into motion through a simulated virtual session with other students in the program. Take the confidence built through your lessons and hands-on experience to convert your classroom teaching to an online environment that meets required standards and where your students will still engage in quality lessons, activities, and interactions.
- Middle and high school teachers and higher education instructors looking for support in teaching and designing virtual classrooms
- Working professionals such as trainers interested in developing their skillset with knowledge of online educational technologies
What You'll Learn
- The impact of different learning environments and the online teaching journey based on course design formula
- Methods for assessing student success in an online environment, including the development of quiz questions and assignments
- A special topic of choice in assessment, including project-based assignments, course evaluation, and video-based quizzes
- Skills for using the Canvas LMS for content and exercise delivery
- Methods for designing teaching best practices, a teaching philosophy, and a strategy for managing discussion questions through a virtual session practice run
What You Can Do With This Program
Positions are available in a variety of organizations and can include private and public schools, administration, corporate training, or educational technology. Jobs might include:
- High school teachers
- Middle school teachers
- College or university faculty
- Professional trainers