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.
In this learning module, one will see how educators make thoughtful and accurate assessments of lessons’ effectiveness as evidenced by self-reflection after each observation, how the educator accepts responsibilities contributing to school improvement, how the educator offers specific actions to improve teaching, and how the educator utilizes student achievement data to address strengths and weaknesses of students to guide instructional decisions. Finally, this learning module will offer educators the opportunity to collect evidence and to develop one’s own unique, personalized electronic portfolio for professional learning utilizing the 4.0 Rubric as a tool to determine what constitutes proficient on the indicator of “Reflecting on Teaching” within the Professionalism domain of the 4.0-teaching rubric. This module is not designed to enhance or replicate evaluator training, but rather to refine and extend an educator’s growth and development.
*This learning module requires a major assessment submission that may make use of student data, collaboration/observations with other teachers, or work to be done with students in the classroom. When enrolling in this learning module, it is strongly recommended that you are actively teaching.
Major Assessment Artifact
In the Major Assessment Artifact for this learning module, you will reflect on the readings, videos, scenarios and your own instructional practices. You will then create a professional self-reflection presentation for your peers, which focuses on your reflection on teaching and includes artifacts from teaching. These artifacts may include, but are not limited to, student work samples, achievement data, tests, projects, rubrics, anecdotal records, case studies, peer evaluations, observation reports, exit slips, video clips.
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.