iTeach Online Six-Weeks to a Better Course                                  

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Description

Week 1

Introduction & Context

Introduction to the course: begin with developing instructor presence, proceed to share teaching philosophy,  identify situational factors unique to course, and survey the Quality Matters program.    

Oct 7 - 11

  First Contact and Instructor Presence

2

 Philosophy of Teaching (TBD pg. 2 Wed 12-1pm)

1

1

  Situational Factors

2

Week 2

Foundations & Objectives

Review and discuss theoretical contexts of the learning process, outline big picture goals of courses, explore significance of learning taxonomies and apply knowledge of measurable learning objectives. Put objectives in Blackboard.

Oct 14 - 18

 The Big Picture - Understanding by Design

2

  Information Fluency and LAC

2

  Consultation 1:1 (TBD)

1

1

 Create Learning Objectives (TBD pg. 2 Fri 12-1pm)

1

2

Week 3

Assessment

Review assessment dynamics and strategies, consider modern workflows for revision and feedback, explore significance of alignment, build and revise assessment strategy, and implement  in Blackboard.

Oct 21 - 25

 Assessment Fundamentals

2

 Revision and Feedback (TBD pg. 2 Wed 12-1pm)

1

1

 Assessment in Blackboard

2

Break: October 28 - November 1

Week 4

Instructional Materials & Presentation

Review copyright and fair use policies, create multimedia content, place the content within Blackboard, gain proficiency with synchronous communication technologies. Put presentation in Blackboard module.

Nov 4 - 8

 Acquiring Content

2

 Synchronous Communication (TBD Wed 12-1pm)

1

1

 Creating Content

3

Week 5

Course Activities & Learner Interaction

Explore and discuss best practices for online discussions, review FERPA guidelines, create a course calendar, and explore a variety of strategies for enhancing student engagement. Add activity or assessment to Blackboard.

Nov 11 - 15

  Logistics of Timing and Privacy

2

 Best Practices for Discussion (TBD Wed 12-1pm)

1

1

  Student Engagement

2

Week 6

Final Presentation of Completed Unit

Build final updated syllabus, embed it in Blackboard, complete and present final learning module for feedback from faculty peers.

Nov 18 - 22

 Syllabus & Gradebook

2

 Putting it all together

2

 Final Presentations (Fri 12-2p)

2

                

Topic

Date

Time

Connect Via

  Philosophy of Teaching

TBD

12 - 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

  1:1 Instructional Designer Consultation

During Week 2
10/15-17

~1 hour

Communicate various ways.

  Create Learning Objectives
—bridge the gap from theory to application

TBD

12 - 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

  Revision and Feedback

TBD

12 - 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

 Synchronous Communication

TBD

12 - 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

 Best Practices for Discussion

TBD

12 - 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

 Final Presentations

TBD

12 - 2pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

TBD - At this time we do not have the synchrnous sessions set up. They may be Wednsday, Thursday or Friday.

Receiving a certificate of completion depends upon your participation plus attendance in the course and creating a completed unit. There is a ‘build’ item each week designed by you to go into your course.