STRUCTURE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT- MODULE FOR INACOL’S STANDARD I : QUALITY ONLINE TEACHING: iNACOL Mission: Ensure all students have access to world-class education & quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for lifetime of success This PD will concentrate on Standard I Pg. 14 The online teacher will demonstrate competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content and to guide student learning. There are 6 principles in relationship to Standard I (pg. 14) that teachers will be held accountable and must demonstrate mastery in all skills-
DEVELOPMENT-MODULE FOR INACOL’S STANDARD I QUALITY ONLINE TEACHING: CONT. This professional development will focus on the six principles in relation to Standard I which include:1) Effective management strategies,2) Understands online course management tasks,3) Knows & understands student readiness for course,4) Knows & understands students success is an important measure of teaching & course content,5) Knows & understands the importance of student self- assessment,6) Knows & understands the role of student empowerment in online learning,
MODULE OBJECTIVES FOR STANDARD I:Upon Completion the learner will be able to:1) Effectively incorporate time management skills into an online learning course2)Use a variety of digital programs to assist inmanagement skills3) Set up a survey to poll students for information4) Design a WIKI page5) Design a Self-Assessment and Reflection Form6) Begin building on eLearning Toolkit
PRINCIPLE 1:THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS ANDUNDERSTANDS EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Teacher will demonstrate the ability to apply: 1) The 6 strategies for time management in teaching an online course effectively—Reference: http://itdl.org/journal/feb_06/article01.htm Read the article on Time Management Strategies (see above reference) Get with a partner and discuss the difference between F2F teaching and online teaching in relationship to time management 2) Read the time saving tips in Moodle: This tip will decrease wasted time in discussions forums Reference: http://ecampus.nmit.ac.nz/moodle/mod/book/view.php?id=41234&chapter id=5611 3) In Moodle set up a discussion forum asking students viewpoints on Academic honesty concerning online learning.
PRINCIPLE 2: THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS ANDUNDERSTANDS ONLINE COURSE MANAGEMENT TASKS. The learner will demonstrate the ability to: 1) Put together an e-learning toolkit to assists in class assignments—Reference: http://blended.online.ucf.edu/blendkit-course-diy- project-tasks/ Complete Task: 01 & 02: Course Blueprint & Design for Interaction Learning 2) Manage the Moodle course management system (CMS) to create online learning sites Reference: http://moodle.org/ Principle 1 Activity 2 & 3 will assist with managing the Moodle site
PRINCIPLE 3: THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS ANDUNDERSTANDS WAYS FOR TEACHER AND STUDENTS TOACCESS STUDENT READINESS FOR COURSE CONTENTAND METHOD OF DELIVERY The learner will demonstrate the ability to: 1) Schedule events and poll students using Doodle Mydoodle Reference: http://www.doodle.com/ 2) Take the learning style inventory (LSI): Reference: http://people.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning- style/stylest.html After taking the LSI get with a partner and discuss: What are the different types of learning styles? What are ways you can differentiate instruction for online learners?
PRINCIPLE 4: THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDSTHAT STUDENT SUCCESS (E.G., GRADE, LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION,MASTERY OF CONTENT, COMPLETION PERCENTAGE ) IS ANIMPORTANT MEASURE OF TEACHING AND COURSE SUCCESS. The learner will demonstrate the ability to: 1) Access student information to gather important data in determining student’s level of readiness 2) Create various styles of evaluations to meet the needs of individual students (Example: Design a rubric for a project: Reference: Rubistar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ (Create a rubric for a high achieving student and one for a low achieving student) Name types of assessments online teachers can utilize. How can teachers prevent cheating on assessments With a partner design an Academic Honesty Policy
PRINCIPLE 5: THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS ANDUNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT. The learner will demonstrate the ability to: 1) Design a transition assessment tool for students The tool will be used to collect data on student interests, strengths, weaknesses For insight locate: Student Self-Assessment and Reflection Form: Website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/INS TRC/TuesTips/Student_Self_eval_benefits.pdf
PRINCIPLE 6: THE ONLINE TEACHER KNOWS ANDUNDERSTANDS THE ROLE OF STUDENT EMPOWERMENTIN ONLINE LEARNING. The learner will demonstrate the ability to:1) Design a WIKI page for students to interact and contribute to projects2) Read the article: Online Learning design that fosters student support, self-regulation, and retention. Website: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/simonec/public/Motivati on%20retention%20articles/Articles/Fisher_OnlineL earningDesign.pdf3) After reading the article list instructional strategies teacher can utilize to build student ownership with online learning.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DOES NOT STOP-CONTINUE TO GROW & DEVELOP Upon completion of each activity under each principle the learner will advance a step closer to becoming a quality online instructor. Quality instructors seek to improve daily in their profession-Never accept the status quo & continue to grow and develop as an online instructor Set the bar high-your students will meet your expectations & sometime surprise you I have supplied an excellence source to begin your elearning toolkit- Go head eat your frog now!! http://www.elearning.ubc.ca/toolkit/academic-continuity- toolkit/
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