Monday, September 8, 2014

Formative Assessments and Flipped Classrooms!

Our amazing team from Blended Schools Network that creates the best online professional development has now put our teacher training on Udemy.

Take a look at:

  • Formative Assessments   Learn to provide your K12 students with opportunities to use blogging, discussion boards, chat, quizzes and games for formative assessment.This course is designed for K12 teachers who wish to add online discussion and quizzes activities to their classroom as formative assessment in a blended learning experience. Through lectures, activities and collaboration, participants will build an outline for a discussion activity and a formative quiz. In this course you will learn about:
    • The Benefits of Online Discussion
    • Planning Asynchronous Online Discussion
    • Guiding Asynchronous Online Discussion
    • Managing Asynchronous Online Discussion
    • The Role of Automated Assessment
    • Lesson Planning with Automated Assessments
    • Creating and Choosing Formative Assessments
    • At the end of the course participants are also offered the opportunity to complete a project that will allow them to create a lesson plan showing how they will use online discussion to assess students' learning and foster further growth. It will also detail policies and procedures for preventing and addressing disruptions.
  • Flipped Classroom  Learn to provide your K12 students learning flexibility by including asynchronous instruction as part of your rotated blended learning classroom. This course is designed for K12 teachers who wish to add online direct to their classroom as part of a rotated blended learning experience. Rotated classrooms include station and lab rotation as well as the flipped classroom. Through lectures, activities and collaboration, participants will build a lesson plan for an rotated online lesson with direct instruction.In this course you will learn about:
    • The Benefits of Video in a Blended Learning Environment
    • Planning Blended Lessons with Video
    • Planning a Rotation Model Lesson
    • Structuring the Online Portion of a Lesson
    • At the end of the course participants are also offered the opportunity to complete a project that will allow them to create a lesson plan showing how they will use asynchronous direct instruction in a rotated classroom.
    • Throughout this course participants will learn about the concepts while acquiring a tool set they can use in their own classroom and also be able to connect with other teachers attempting to online discussion in their own classroom.
    • Completion of this course will take 4-6 hours depending on how much time participants spend on the collaboration and project activities. We hope that during the course you'll be able to connect with other course participants and spend time bouncing ideas off others
Please check them out!