Teacher Professional Development
Educator Marissa Aroy talks about why educators should increase a student's autonomy and how to facilitate it in online learning environments.
Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how problem based learning approaches can positively affect educational outcomes. He shares practical ways to design problem based learning tasks for online learning.
Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how and why online discussions should be used in K-12 learning. He talks about effective discussions are, and learn tips and tricks on how to successfully facilitate these with their students.
Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how and why educators can promote student to student interactions in online classes.
Educator Tara Walsh talks about how to create instructional videos by applying the principles of cognitive load theory of multimedia to reduce cognitive load and to aid retention and learning. - Technology as a Tool
Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how to create presentations using the principles of cognitive load theory of multimedia to reduce cognitive load and aid retention and learning.
Educator Kwame Daniels talks about whether the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), is an effective framework when learning goes online. He also offers practical applications of UDL for online learning environments. -Designing Online Experiences
Learn how to create online learning experiences to motivate and engage learners by understanding what it is that motivates them, and how educators can use this to enhance teaching and learning in online learning environments. Presented by educator and Emmy Award winner Marissa Aroy. Show Less
Spontaneous discussions are great for examining historical decisions or ethical debates, not so much for controversial issues, which can often involve people's identities, backgrounds or politics. Discussing contentious subjects requires careful student preparation and the use of effective teaching strategies, which can help you maintain control in the classroom. Show Less
What kind of teacher are you? A neutral facilitator? Or someone who is likely to volunteer your views? When it comes to impacting student learning, studies show no significant difference between these two approaches. But there are pros and cons.
Tackling controversial issues in the classroom can be difficult, but it's important to do. No matter where your students go in life, they will encounter controversy and difference. And, they need the skills to navigate it. That preparation begins in the classroom. Show Less