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 Standards and Objectives (Part 1) module is designed to provide supplemental reading and research to clarify appropriate practices that meet the expectations for the 4.0 rubric. This continued exploration of the rubric will focus on the investigation of what this component “looks like” and “sounds like” for the teacher within the classroom context. Part 1 is focused on the teachers planning, presentation, and development of learning objectives. This learning module will offer you the opportunity to collect evidence, and see observational evidence that supports the “Standards and Objectives” indicator of the South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) 4.0 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 watch a teacher’s classroom behaviors in support of the standards and objectives indicator and complete the Major Assessment Artifact Template.
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.