Secondary Catalogue

Teacher Professional Development


How to Choose Video for the Classroom

Technology As a Tool

Educator Tara Walsh talks about what to look for when choosing videos that aid learning and retention.

How Young People Relate to Media

Online Is Different

Educator Tara Walsh shares research on how post-millennials engage with media, and how by embracing the use of media in online classes, teachers can harness it to engage students in their learning.

How to Teach to Connect Online

Online Is Different

Educator Tara Walsh talks about different ways to build rapport between you and your students, and between students and their peers.

How to Make Communities of Practice Work

Community Building

Educator Marissa Aroy explains what are the elements that make communities of practice work, what is a good COP, and why teachers should join them.

How to Increase Your Students' Autonomy in Online Teaching

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Marissa Aroy talks about why educators should increase a student's autonomy and how to facilitate it in online learning environments.

How to Incorporate Peer Feedback Online

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Marissa Aroy explains why, and how to incorporate peer feedback in online teaching and learning.

How to Give Feedback When Teaching Online

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Marissa Aroy talks about why feedback is important when learning goes online. She also shares ways educators can do this to guide students towards positive learning outcomes.

How to Plan and Facilitate Brainstorming Online

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Marissa Aroy talks about why and how educators can facilitate brainstorming in online learning environments.

How to Develop Your Teaching Presence

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Marissa Aroy talks about the important role teacher presence has in motivating and engaging learners, and will learn ways to increase teacher presence when learning goes online.

How to Plan and Facilitate Online Problem Based Learning Tasks

Pedagogical Strategies

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.

How to Plan and Facilitation Discussions in Online Classes

Pedagogical Strategies

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.

What Is Cognitive Load Theory of Multimedia?

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Tara Walsh talks about the cognitive load theory of multimedia and understand its importance in online teaching and learning. -Pedagogical Strategies

How to Use Reflective Practices in Online Classes

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how to use retrieval practice in online teaching and learning.

How to Promote Student-to-Student Interactions in Online Classes

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how and why educators can promote student to student interactions in online classes.

How to Use Retrieval Practice in Online Classes

Pedagogical Strategies

Educator Kwame Daniels talks about how and why teachers should use reflective practice in online teaching and learning.

How to Create Instructional Videos to Reduce Cognitive Load

Technology As a Tool

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

How to Create Presentations to Reduce Cognitive Load

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.

Is Universal Design for Learning Effective Online?

Designing Online Learning Experiences

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

How to Increase Student Learning?

Pedagogical Strategies

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...Show More

When Learning Goes Online

Online Is Different

Educator Tara Walsh tells us how research informs teachers of what works best when learning goes online.
Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Teaching Controversial Issues

Teaching controversial issues can be tough. And, as a teacher, you'll always have to deal with curve balls from students or stakeholders. But with preparation and practice, it will get easier.
Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Teaching Controversial Issues

When it comes to teaching controversial issues, one of your main concerns may be push back from parents or administrators. To avoid conflict, communication and preparation are key.
The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

Teaching Controversial Issues

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...Show More
Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Teaching Controversial Issues

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.
Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues

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...Show More