Collaborative learning is a successful; research based instructional method that meets the needs of all students. Collaboration in the Digital Classroom offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers will see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers will learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools which are increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Collaborative Classrooms
Week 3: A Framework for Digital Collaboration
Week 4: Tools of Collaboration
Week 5: Collaboration Strategies
Week 6: Collaborative Classroom Management
Week 7: Final Outcomes
This is an advanced 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. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. 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.