K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning

K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
  • Description
  • Objectives
  • Outline
  • Materials
  • System Requirements

Online education is changing the way that students access and receive high-quality instructional experiences around the world. With online instruction, teachers have a vast array of technology at their fingertips. Our K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning course provides real world tools and techniques for the design and implementation of quality, engaging, and interactive learning experiences for students. We discuss communication tools that foster interaction and collaboration between students and teachers, as well as how to support struggling learners, learners with special needs, and how to properly use assistive technologies.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the principles of quality, effective online education
  • Recognize tools for collaboration and delivering instructional activities
  • Identify how to design, plan, and implement online lessons
  • Describe aspects for supporting online learners

K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning Module 1
Key Principles of Effective Online Education

Good teaching is good teaching, whether in person or virtually. In our first module, we discuss the characteristics of what quality online education is, as well as the foundation of what makes teachers successful in this type of learning environment.

  • What is Distance Learning?
  • Quality of Online Education
  • Qualities of Successful Teachers
  • When the Classroom Moves Online
  • Learner-Centeredness

K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning Module 2
Collaboration and Tools for Teaching Online

In this module, we examine various asynchronous and synchronous tools for delivering online instruction. We also discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing collaborative activities among students and teachers.

  • Tools for Delivering Instruction Online
  • Tools for Designing Instructional Elements
  • The Teacher in Online Teaching
  • Preparing for Your Online Classroom
  • Strategies for Online Collaboration
  • Assessing Collaboration and Community-Building Activities

K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning Module 3
Designing Quality Online Lessons

Discussion forums are very common in adult online environments; they are less frequently seen in K-12 programs. In this module we examine why this is the case, facilitation and management strategies, and how to promote engagement in online discussions. We also look at how to properly plan lessons for online delivery and how to manage your course site.

  • Physical Structure of Discussion Forums
  • Facilitating Effective Online Discussions
  • Assessing Online Discussions
  • Planning Lessons for Online Delivery
  • Lesson Design and Digital Media

K-12 Moving to Virtual Learning Module 4
Supporting Online Learners

In our final module, we discuss characteristics of online learners, strategies for differentiating instruction, and supporting learners with special needs. We describe Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how to use assistive technologies. Finally, we examine the fundamentals of blended learning and how to implement these strategies. 

  • Support for Learners with Special Needs
  • Differentiating Instruction for Struggling Students
  • Types of Learning Difficulties
  • Accessibility, Assistive Technology, and Accommodations
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Blended Classroom

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player