ONLINE LEARNING: INTRODUCTIONS IN ONLINE LESSON DESIGN & DELIVERY – VCSU COURSE

(1 Graduate Semester Credit) 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. You will review the types of content delivery platforms and tools and choose the right online platform(s) for your individual online classroom needs. At the end of the course, you will build a week-long online learning lesson plan, ready for immediate use in their classroom. You will apply these ideas to an implementation process through an action plan design, resource development, and analysis of research to view applicability in the classroom. A final implementation plan will allow you to showcase how you plan to specifically implement course ideas into a current or future classroom.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $165
  • This price includes a $95 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 1 Semester Credits
  • 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 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

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  1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 1 Graduate-Level Semester Credit

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 1 Credit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 1 graduate-level semester credit, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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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 graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level 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
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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  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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