Engage in a community of practice and gain strategies to deepen your understanding of distance learning through a new online workshop that will support you through creating meaningful educational experiences.
Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning
In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, online and blended learning is now an educational fact of life. Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning is a new program designed to support your preparations for online and blended learning experiences. You will gain useful strategies and pedagogical approaches to create meaningful learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your relationship with technology, reimagine teaching strategies, and develop positive, engaging experiences for your learners.
Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning is a four-week online workshop that examines strategies related to designing and implementing virtual learning experiences. The action-oriented, self-directed workshop combines research and theory with practical strategies, culminating in the design and development of an online learning project — lesson plan, online unit, professional development plan, or curriculum resource — for your specific learning context. This workshop is lightly facilitated with a strong emphasis on the community of practice that emerges among participants. Connect, reflect, and actively engage with fellow participants through conversations, project feedback, and brainstorms.
This program will explore the following topic areas:
- Researched-based frameworks to support learning design
- Guidance on developing a virtual teaching presence and communication plan
- Strategies for creating online learning activities and assessments
- Models for developing and sustaining a sense of community and connectivity
This learning experience is asynchronous and takes place within the learning management system Canvas. Asynchronous programs do not have any live components and are designed to be self-paced. However, this program does include a suggested weekly schedule with two days per week for assignments due, in order to provide a guiding structure. Completing assignments on the recommended schedule is not mandatory, but allows participants to engage with and learn from the entire cohort, which helps to build a community of practice.
Participants should expect to spend 4-5 hours per week on coursework, culminating in a total of 20 clock hours awarded at the completion of the program.
- Build on teaching skills and methods you successfully used in-class instruction
- Explore and develop practical strategies for online teaching and learning
- Learn to integrate technology in support of your learning goals
- Design an online or blended learning experience tailored to your individual learning environment and gather feedback from fellow participants
- Participate in an active online learning community and develop professional relationships that can help expand your education practice
Who Should Attend
The program is designed for K-12 educators at all roles and levels, including:
- Curriculum Directors
- Instructional Leaders
Registration will take place on an individual basis, and teams are welcome.
After your participation in Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning, we recommend Online Teaching and Learning in Action. This next-step program allows you to develop and refine your online and blended learning plans with peer support — as you move from planning to action.
Fees & Policies
Individual Rates: $295 per person
Group Rates: 10+ people: $225 per person
Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction. Payment or a purchase order must be received within 30 days of program acceptance, or upon receipt of the invoice if acceptance is within 30 days prior to the start of the program. Click here for more information on payment and financial aid.
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education reserves the right to change faculty or cancel programs at its discretion. In the unlikely event of program changes, the school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.