INTRO TO ONLINE LEARNING

(10 Hours) This introductory-level course is an essential start for any teacher wishing to transition some or all of their lesson instruction into an online format. In this course you will learn what effective online learning looks like at any grade level and how to plan online lessons while ensuring security, a sense of community, effective communication, and equity for all students. We will review the types of content delivery platforms and tools and help you choose the right online platform(s) for your individual online classroom needs.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Price: $35
  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 10 PD Hours

  • 27 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • What Effective Online Learning Looks Like at Any Grade Level
  • How to Plan Effective Online Lessons While Ensuring Online Safety, a Sense of Community, & Equity for All Students
  • The Types of Content Delivery Platforms & Tools As Well As How to Choose the Right Online Platform(s) for Your Students

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What You Will Learn:

Course Sections

This introductory-level course is an essential start for any teacher wishing to transition some or all of their lesson instruction into an online format. In this course you will learn what effective online learning looks like at any grade level and how to plan online lessons while ensuring security, a sense of community, effective communication, and equity for all students. We will review the types of content delivery platforms and tools and help you choose the right online platform(s) for your individual online classroom needs.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to build a safe online community where students collaborate with each other and receive regular and impactful feedback from their teacher
  • How to establish clear communication among teachers, students, and parents
  • How to teach a lesson digitally that is engaging and allows students the opportunity to practice new material with peers and independently
  • How to choose appropriate online tools with which to deliver your instruction
  • Receive a comprehensive list of online content delivery tools available for teachers

Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I plan and implement effective online lessons that keep my students engaged in the content, and allows for social connections as well?

I am currently retired but thinking about continuing my career with online education. This course was exactly what I needed! Very well organized and clearly presented. I feel like I am now ready to plan, organize, and run online lessons. Also, the resources provided were very helpful!

-Retired Teacher

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Professional Development Credits:

Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 10 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

Model Teaching Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in many states and we provide easy approval forms to submit to your license granting authority if required.

If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Other States As Well

This course may be pre-approved in your state as well!

For More Information About Your Specific State Requirements, Please Select Your State Below:

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – What is Online Learning?

  • What online learning is and how it differs from blended learning
  • Advantages and disadvantages of online learning
  • What online learning can look like for different learning purposes

Section 2 – Communication & Community

  • The importance of clear online communication
  • Why it is critical to build a solid sense of community when teaching online, including the need to make sure parents are involved
  • How to promote student safety in the online environment
  • How to develop a plan to build a strong online community

Section 3 – The Logistics of Online Learning

  • About the logistics of online learning, including how to ensure that each lesson includes the most critical components
  • The advantages and disadvantages of real-time lessons versus pre-recorded content
  • About the issue of online learning and equity

Section 4 – Content Delivery Methods

  • About the types of content delivery platforms and tools
  • How to choose the most appropriate tool, dependent on various factors

Putting It All Together

Applying What You Have Learned

Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 27 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Online Teaching & Learning Self Reflection with Sample
  • Online Course Pacing Guide-By Subject with Sample
  • Online Course Pacing Guide-By Schedule with Sample
  • Student Participation Reflection with Sample
  • Course Outline for Parents with Sample
  • Weekly Parent Communication Template with Sample
  • Online Learning Safety Plan with Sample
  • Online Community Building Strategy Plan with Sample
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Online Teaching
  • Logistics Plan for Online Learning with Sample
  • Online Learning Lesson Plan Template with Sample
  • Online Learning Unit Plan Template with Sample
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample
  • Online Resources
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  • Full Access to Course Resources – Tools, Graphic Organizers, Templates & Lesson Plans
  • Instructor Feedback for Implementation
  • Course Completion Certificate Ready to Submit for Clock Hours

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