Price $75.00

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Course Features
Language: English
7-Week, Facilitated Course
Renewal Course: 40 Credits
Study Level: Intermediate
VirtualSC PD Certificate of Completion


Working as a Subject Matter Expert is a foundational course designed to help expose teachers to the concepts and develop the skills, behaviors, and practices associated with performing the work of a Subject Matter Expert (SME). In this course, teachers will explore the role of an SME in the overall process of online course design, learn to work with Instructional Designers, understand how to use standardized tools to document their work, and revisit typical “classroom teacher” skills such as aligning learning objectives to course content, class discussion, and assessment. Additionally, participants will gain exposure to the obligation SMEs have to abide by governmental regulations including copyright and accessibility.

Course Outline

Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: The Value of Roles in Course Design
Week 3: Creating Alignment in a Course
Week 4: Procuring and Authoring Instructional Content
Week 5: Building Opportunities for Collaboration
Week 6: Defining Mastery and Assessment
Week 7: Considerations for Accessibility and Copyright


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.

Required Materials

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.