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.
This learning experience is designed to assist teachers in gaining knowledge of how virtual field trips can positively impact student learning. Participants will be provided with opportunities to learn more about the technology that is available to help them create personalized virtual field trips, as well as how and where they can locate pre-packaged virtual field trips for classroom use. They will also explore ways to ensure virtual field trips are properly aligned with both standards and assessment. Summative assessments will be used to help participants monitor their learning. These assessments will also be used to calculate a final grade for the purpose of earning credit hours toward recertification.
Session 1: Student Orientation
Session 2: Introduction to Virtual Field Trips
Session 3: Aligning and Assessing Virtual Field Trips
Session 4: Locating and Using Pre-Packaged Virtual Field Trips
Session 5: Creating Virtual Field Trips
Session 6: Augmented Reality, Accessibility, and Technical Considerations
Session 7: Best Practices for Using Virtual Field Trips
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.