In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Digital Learning we have been facilitating the development of a brand new professional development opportunity available to teachers in Massachusetts. The course is a year long and completion will earn 45 professional development points. The course began on January 19th.
The 30+ teachers who have enrolled in the course are currently being immersed in the Analyze section where they are learning the basics and best practices of online teaching. During this section teachers are asked to think critically about how they will adapt their existing lesson plans to be effectively taught in an online environment. Participants are also highly encouraged to interact with each other through the course’s discussion board as well as through a series of guest expert webinars that will be hosted throughout the course.
In the next section of the course, set to kick off in March, our participants will be adapting their syllabi, creating lesson plans, and developing formative assessments for their courses.
The course can be audited by staff from State Education Agencies in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. If you are interested, please contact Anushka Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.