Teaching Online and Blended LearningOvernight, teaching online went from a fun idea to a survival skill. For the first few days we didn't think we'd make it, but we did! Now we need to refine our skills, and move from survive to thrive.
In today’s classroom, being a connected educator is no longer just optional, it’s become the very heartbeat of successful teaching.
We truly have to be adaptive, digitally aware, and understand best practice in a variety of educational contexts.
Primarily, you and your learners need to know how to thrive in blended and online learning spaces.
It’s important that we as educators understand safe, ethical and engaging ways to use technology to position ourselves as learners first – to see the value of owning these skills so we can model and help our students become connected learners. With the uncertainty of what school and learning will look like, feel like, and be like in the near future, this course will refine your skills, and move you from surviving to thriving.
Want to move from surviving to thriving as an online instructor? Then this course is for you!
In this 8-week, instructor-led course, we’ll learn together while using blended, inquiry driven methods as a means to becoming the effective and proficient online and connected educators.
Teaching Online & Blended Learning is an upcoming course that will prepare you to be an online professor, teach online courses in blended and hybrid environments or leading learning in virtual settings.
Through this 8-week eCourse you will explore:
- How to plan and deliver online instruction
- Creating an online, collaborative syllabus, designing discussions, and questioning techniques
- How to launch your online course: What to expect in the first few weeks
- Managing and facilitating group projects in online and blended spaces
- Technology infusion, crowdsourcing, co-constructing, and collective intelligence building
- A variety of virtual assessment strategies, including authentic assessment and more.
Teaching Online & Blended Learning will enable you to be a connected educator and global collaborator.
This course will cover tools, techniques and creative methodologies to help you teach online in effective ways. We won’t just teach you how to digitize analog content, but truly help you develop online facilitation skills.
Whether you want to teach an online course, facilitate online activities (like a book club or webinar), or use online learning components in your traditional classroom setting, this course will give you the skills you need.
As a result of the Teaching Online and Blended Learning course you will gain confidence and come through these uncharted waters knowing your students are future ready.
Have you ever considered working with Powerful Learning Practice? We regularly partner with graduates of this course.
Graduate credit is available. $499.
About the instructor
Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the United States and around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities. She also consults with governments, school districts and non-profits that are integrating online communities and networks into their professional learning initiatives, including the US Department of Education’s Future Ready Leaders initiative; Alberta, Canada Initiative for School Improvement’s (AISI) online community of practice; and Victoria, Australia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s literacy coach community. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics of 21st Century reform, teacher and educational leadership, community building, and educational issues impacting marginalized populations such as the homeless.
She is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators Initiative and a leader in the annual worldwide Connected Educator Month. She currently serves on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors and The National Science Foundation’s CS10K Board. Sheryl also served on the New Media Consortium’s 2012 Horizon.K12 Report Advisory Board and their 2013 Horizon Higher Education Report Advisory Board.
Sheryl lives near the Virginia shore and spends her spare time playing on the water with her four children, her grandsons Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.
Frequently Asked Questions: Instructor-Led Courses
How is the material presented?
This instructor-led course is a mixture of live webinars, asynchronous discussion, videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more.
Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?
This course is a blend of live webinars and asynchronous discussion. You can review the content whenever you like, including replays of the webinars.
When will I have access to the course content?
This course starts on a specific launch date. Each week, you'll receive new course content. You then have access to the course material forever.
How do you handle payments?
How does the Graduate Credit work?
Graduate PD credit is available for all Powerful Learning Practice courses through the University of North Dakota. Learn more.
Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?
Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.
Money Back Guarantee
You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!