Delivery, Enrollment, and Facilitation
This is a mastery-based course with no discussion forums. The course will be delivered in a fully online format. This course is non-facilitated, and is designed to be completed independently. It is self-paced, with an enrollment period of 60 days, which begins immediately upon confirmation of registration. A Help Forum is included in the course that will be carefully monitored by a full-time online facilitator.
This self-paced learning module is an eLearning experience that offers an in-depth look at South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) 4.0 indicators that create and sustain purposeful lesson structure and delivery. In Part 2 of this learning module, you will learn how a teacher’s intentional choices of activities and materials will support the lesson objectives, challenge student thinking, and sustain student interest. The strategic selection and use of activities and materials will motivate and engage students through curiosity. You will learn how technology and its applications into the instructional cycle can deepen student learning. A reflective analysis of your own use of supporting resources will demonstrate your plans for the incorporation of these ideas into your next instructional unit. This module is not designed to enhance or replicate evaluator training, but rather to refine and extend an educator’s growth and development.
Major Assessment Artifact
For this Major Assessment Artifact for this learning module, you will be writing a self-reflective essay that explains your use of supplemental technology, media, resources, simulations, and other resources that enhance your content instruction. You will then share a future instructional unit where you can see that the addition of some of these resources would expand and deepen the instruction beyond its current level.
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.