DEVELOPING CURRICULUM FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS
This online course targets middle school and high school teachers and administrators who are considering development of an online curriculum. It is a self-paced, instructor-facilitated course addressing the major factors that must be considered prior to creating an online program.
CREATING ASSESSMENTS & SURVEYS
Blackboard offers a tremendous set of features to make testing and recordkeeping easy for instructors. Most K-12 teachers will use these features to create question pools, quizzes and exams, or surveys. In this fully online course learners will learn how to develop quizzes, exams and surveys inside Blackboard's Test and Pool Managers.
ADVANCED BLACKBOARD FEATURES
This course will teach you advanced Blackboard features. Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to use the assignment tool, set up discussion threads, place tool links into course, use the performance dashboard, and have a working knowledge of the grade book.
CREATING MINI MULTIMEDIA LESSONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Have you ever had the feeling that using text to express yourself through online conversation is too cumbersome yet not enough? Do you wish sometimes that instead of typing at people you could show them what you are talking about? Now there is an easy way to do this. There are both free and commercial screencasting software programs which enable you to record everything happening on your screen; point, click, scroll, navigate and such an application can follow your every action. This online class introduces you to ways of how you may use screencasts in educational or training settings and enables you to put your skills into action by learning how to use Jing, a free screencasting program. This course requires 10 hours of coursework that must be completed during the allotted time-frame.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING USING GOOGLE DOCS
Create new opportunities for student collaboration that takes place anywhere, anytime using free online tools. Engage your students in approaching writing as a process which includes peer review and multi-stage revision, rather than procrastination and a single night of crammed writing. Provide instant feedback through real-time editing and commenting functionality. Explore these options and more, using the Google Docs software suite.
Creating E-Portfolios with Google SiteS
Explore the advantages electronic portfolios present over traditional paper-based collections. Evaluate e-portfolios as a tool for academic and professional development. Design e-portfolio assessment activities for your own courses. Experience the process of creating, editing, and sharing an e-portfolio using Google Sites. This course requires 10 hours of contact/effort and must be completed in the designated time frame.
In this course, we’ll show you how to create a website with WordPress - the world’s most popular web publishing platform. It’s estimated that at least 25% of all websites use WordPress; from businesses like Disney, Microsoft, and Sony, to news outlets like Time, CNN, and The New York Times, just to name a few. While WordPress is predominantly used for blog-style sites, it’s also a fully featured content management system that allows you to create and organize static pages. So whether you want to make a static portfolio site or a frequently updated blog, you’ll have all the tools you need to succeed (and look good doing it!).
10 SCECHS (Approval Pending for July 2018)