Professional DevelopmentModule Outline            A    d ardStanMark Rabalais      Claire Arabie      EDLD 871 – DowdenCli...
Introduction                              Back       m e!W elco      • The following module is designed to help teachers  ...
Objectives                             Back                 ns          ta tio      cE xpe         • Teachers will appreci...
Online Learning                      Back                     n                 e ar                L            d        ...
Key Concepts                                                Back         rd               A    The effective online teache...
Standard A:Concept 1                                       Back     Best Practices and Strategies     •An effective online...
Standard A:Concept 2                                         Back     Preparing for the global community     •An effective...
Standard A:Concept 3                                            Back     Instructional Delivery     •An effective online i...
Standard A:Concept 3 (cont.)iNACOL Blended Learning Models                                                      (iNACOL, 2...
Standard A:Concept 4                                 Back    Pedagogy    • A skilled online instructor is able to accommod...
Standard A:Concept 5                                              Back    Subject and Age Group Knowledge    •The teacher ...
Standard A:Concept 6                                     Back    Professional Responsability    •An effective online teach...
ACTIVITY 1:           Reflect & Share               A          rd      ndaSta          Discussion Forum…          - After ...
ACTIVITY 2:          Learning Assessment                Planning for online learning- Now that you have explored and refle...
Congratulations!You have successfully completed the onlinemodule for Standard A of iNACOL Standards ofQuality Online Teach...
ReferencesBoettcher, J. V. (2011). Ten best practices for teaching online: Quick guide for new online   faculty. Retrieved...
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Professional Development Module Outline - Standard A

  1. 1. Professional DevelopmentModule Outline A d ardStanMark Rabalais Claire Arabie EDLD 871 – DowdenClick to Begin
  2. 2. Introduction Back m e!W elco • The following module is designed to help teachers gain a better understanding of iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Learning. • This module will guide you through iNACOL Standard A: primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction. • As you proceed through the module, check out the suggested resources which are provided to help you implement the concepts in your classroom. Next
  3. 3. Objectives Back ns ta tio cE xpe • Teachers will appreciate the concepts and skills that classify an effective online instructor • Faculty will demonstrate understanding of skills and concepts by participating in module activities • Teachers will identify valuable resources available to implement effective online instruction Next
  4. 4. Online Learning Back n e ar L d an tch • Watch the video about online learning at:Wa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =bceK-dpM_c8 • What are some of the reasons online learning can be so powerful? Think about the main points in the video as the main concepts of the standard are introduced… The Concepts
  5. 5. Key Concepts Back rd A The effective online teacher daSta n understands… 1. Best practices and strategies s c ept 2. The role of educating students for the global n Co community 3. Instructional delivery (online and blended) 4. The importance of understanding pedagogy and academic skills 5. Subject areas and age groups 6. Professional responsibility to the online school and community Proceed to the 1st Concept
  6. 6. Standard A:Concept 1 Back Best Practices and Strategies •An effective online instructor applies best practices to create a rich and meaningful learning experience What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Holistic learning, lessons that invoke higher order thinking skills, project based, 21st century skills.  Best Practices for Online InstructionResources:  Gates Foundation Publication Next
  7. 7. Standard A:Concept 2 Back Preparing for the global community •An effective online teacher implements opportunities for global collaboration and encourages global participation What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Lessons in which students are actively engaged with individuals and cultures around the globe.Resources:  Click logo to find out more Next
  8. 8. Standard A:Concept 3 Back Instructional Delivery •An effective online instructor has the ability to make modifications on the course and utilize the flexibility offered by online learning modes. The instructor realizes the benefit of both methods of delivery (Online, face-to-face, and blended) What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Lessons are delivered in a variety of ways and allow students flexible learning environments.  Click logo toResources: find out more Next
  9. 9. Standard A:Concept 3 (cont.)iNACOL Blended Learning Models (iNACOL, 2011a, p.6)•Notice the various characteristics and how theychange from “less online instruction” to “mostlyonline instruction”… Back Next
  10. 10. Standard A:Concept 4 Back Pedagogy • A skilled online instructor is able to accommodate state standards and create lessons reflective of learner expectations and benchmarks What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Lesson objectives and outcomes are clearly aligned with state recommended achievement levels. Resources:  Understanding pedagogy Next
  11. 11. Standard A:Concept 5 Back Subject and Age Group Knowledge •The teacher is clearly qualified and knowledgeable in his or her subject area/ age group What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Teacher has proper credentials and is dedicated to seeking ongoing development in their field, age appropriateness in instruction is paramount. Resources:  Gain an idea of national standards in various content areas Next
  12. 12. Standard A:Concept 6 Back Professional Responsability •An effective online teacher is dedicated to self preservation and to the betterment of the online community they are involved in What does this look like in the classroom ?? •Teacher implements current resources and tools to instruct students and openly shares ideas or strategies with other members of the faculty Resources:  Click logo to find out more 1st Activity
  13. 13. ACTIVITY 1: Reflect & Share A rd ndaSta Discussion Forum… - After exploring the previous concepts and resources reflect on how they can be implemented in your classroom. - Post your thoughts in the online professional development discussion forum and respond to at least two other participants’ posts. Back Activity 2
  14. 14. ACTIVITY 2: Learning Assessment Planning for online learning- Now that you have explored and reflected on the six concepts of Standard A, consider how these concepts and structures can ensure effective online instruction.- Individually, or in groups of 2-3, design a classroom lesson plan that exemplifies using effective online instruction- Share your lesson plan on the Wiki lesson plan page Back Next
  15. 15. Congratulations!You have successfully completed the onlinemodule for Standard A of iNACOL Standards ofQuality Online Teaching.Make sure that you have completed your twoactivities and required readings.We hope you enjoyed your learning experienceand have a better understanding of the conceptsand processes involved with becoming aneffective online teacher.References
  16. 16. ReferencesBoettcher, J. V. (2011). Ten best practices for teaching online: Quick guide for new online faculty. Retrieved from http://www.designingforlearning.info/services/writing/ecoach/tenbest.htmlEducation World. (2011). U.S. education standards / National standards. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/index.shtmlePals. (2012). ePals global community. Retrieved from http://www.epals.comGoogle. (2011). Google for educators: Google docs. Retrieved from http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.htmliNACOL. (2011a). National standards for quality online courses. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/iNACOL_CourseStandards_2011.pdfiNACOL. (2011b). National standards for quality online teaching. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/iNACOL_TeachingStandardsv2.pdfNational Council on Teacher Quality. (2009). Best practices for teacher effectiveness: How districts are stacking up. Retrieved from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/united- states/Documents/best-practices-teach-effectiveness.pdfPublic Broadcasting Service. (2012). PBS teacherline. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/teacherline(All images are courtesy of Google Images: Free to use or share)

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