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  • Micro-PD S1: Video 1: Who's Afraid of the Online Classroom?

    So, looks like online instruction might be the wave of the future after all. But that’s ok. Our teachers were and are tough. They stepped up to the plate for sure in the very abrupt transition we all just lived through. Anyhow, it seems like this might be the new normal to some extent for at least some of the time. We know you already lived through this shift to online instruction and have the battle scars to show it. Now that we have a little more time, let’s take some time to reflect on what we can do before we start again in the fall (or before we’re in the fall semester and have to go back home again) to take our online teaching game to the next level.

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  • Micro-PD S1: Video 2: Curriculum in the Online Classroom

    How is it different from a material? How is it different from instruction? Why does this matter? Curriculum, very simply put, is a course of study. A curriculum guides us as teachers and instructional leaders through the scope of what to teach and when to teach it. In traditional public education, we’re relatively lucky in that some of this work is figured out for us by our state-adopted standards.

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  • Micro-PD S1: Video 3: Pacing and Timing in the Online Classroom

    Hi there! Let’s start with a quick question—what are the things you do in your class every day that make it a “class?” Odds are, it has little to do with thenumber of problems, words, or stories you assign. It’s far more intentional than that. It’s about how you hook and engage the students, how they respond, practice, and connect, and how you find out where they are at in their understanding so you know what to do next.

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  • Micro-PD S1: Video 4: Rubrics in the Online Classroom

    Today we are going to talk about using rubrics in the online classroom.So, you probably already use rubrics regularly in your traditional classroom. In this video, however, we plan to go over some distinct characteristics of rubrics so that we can ensure we are using a common language of best practice(ASCD, 2013). Then, we’ll talk about how rubrics help instructors and studentsonline and provide you with some tips for creating and using them in your course.

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  • Micro-PD S1: Video 5: Teacher Presence in the Online Classroom

    Today we’re going to take a moment to reflect on what teacher presence looks like in the online classroom versus the traditional educational setting. The good news about this topic is that people tend to think at first that talking about teacher presence in online instruction means being on video—something that makes many of us cringe—but that’s really not always the case. The caveat here is that some age groups and some courses do require us to be a little more of an “online celebrity” for the purposes of instruction—teachers of the youngest students, ESOL students, and language students, and several other areas I’m looking at you here.

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