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, you will see how a planned classroom lesson structure can support rigorous instruction, and create a more effective learning forum for students. During this module, you will learn more about the characteristics of an effective lesson structure and reflect on your own practice. You will have the opportunity to collect evidence from your own instruction of the areas where your instruction represents the best practices in pacing and transitions during a lesson. A reflective analysis response will allow you to identify your own successful practices and target one or two, which might need a bit of polishing and refinement. Your own analysis will compare your practice to the descriptors provided in the Lesson Structure and Pacing portion of the SCTS 4.0 rubric.
*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 write a 400 – 500 word reflection summary of your own current and future lesson planning and pacing.
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.