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.
The South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) 4.0 self-paced learning module is an e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at indicators that that create and promote instruction that provides academic feedback that is effective, thus giving students a sense of achievement which will motivate them to learn more. In this learning module, you will see how academic feedback can be used to prompt student thinking, assess student progress, and provide students with individual feedback. In this learning module, you will closely examine types of feedback and the purposes of each type. Through this learning module, you will be exposed to valuable insight into providing the right feedback to support student outcome. You will have an opportunity to collect evidence and use that observational evidence to reflect on both what you did and how students responded. You will then be able to move forward to make the academic feedback you provide to students even better based on these observations and reflections. This module is not designed to enhance or replicate evaluator training, bur rather to refine and extend an educator’s growth and development.
Major Assessment Artifact
In this Major Assessment Artifact for this learning module, you will be creating a PowerPoint that explains how you use academic feedback to enhance your classroom instruction and reflecting upon your practices.
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.