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 purpose of this learning module is to provide further background into the concept of respectful culture and to provide a possible resource for a teacher who might be looking to refine/extend/support his or her own professional growth in respectful culture. This learning module is not designed to enhance or replicate evaluator training. In this learning module, you will see how a positive classroom climate can be created between teacher-student and between student-student. You will observe a class and collect artifacts using an observation form, on the evidence of a respectful culture. You will observe the non-verbal interactions in the classroom which demonstrate the unspoken culture established through the teacher’s understanding of students’ need for respect and value. You will see how a teacher uses various instructional strategies to reach the needs of all learners. This learning module will offer you the opportunity to collect evidence from observations and to think about these evidences in a reflective summary.
*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 this Major Assessment Artifact for this learning module, you will either video yourself teaching, or complete an evaluation of another teacher’s classroom behaviors, in support of a respectful culture. Scoring is based on evidence collection and on written reflection.
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.