Online Learning: Introductions in Online Lesson Design & Delivery- NEIU COURSE

(15 ISBE Clock 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.

  • Total Price: $85
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 15 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 27 High-Quality Resources Provided with the Course


  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

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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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

 15 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 15 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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
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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Receive a copy of the course syllabus by submitting the form below. Once submitted, we automatically email you a copy. The syllabus contains detailed and important information on the structure and core content of the course as well as grading.

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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 15 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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