Innovation in the Online Learning Environment, White, Spring 2021
||This course will be held in an online environment using Canvas and Google Meet.
|Dates and Times:
||February 14, 2021 – April 3, 2021
||$1,400 with technology. Note: $1,400 tuition includes the following digital action camera: GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/ Battery, 32GB Memory Card and GoPro with Mini Tripod. In this uncertain time, supply chains can be interrupted and technology prices are not guaranteed. Castleton reserves the right to cancel the course if the technology can not be obtained before the course start and/or to increase the course tuition if the technology prices increase.
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Looking for a course that reinvents your practice and prepares you for being an innovative online educator? Then this course will be a highly engaging and rewarding fall course for you! In an age where perception is reality, teacher burnout is a trend, and schools have become primarily virtual, educators across the country are in need of refreshing their practices. How do I get back that exciting feeling of “going” to work every day? How do I engage my students and families in creative and meaningful ways in this new educational landscape? That’s what this course is designed to help with. In this course, participants from K-12 schools will learn about the power of video and social media as a communication and instructional delivery tool for innovation within the classroom and school. This course will breakdown the essence of why and how to use video/social media as a tool for innovation thus providing you with a toolkit, leaving this course being able to begin using video/social media and other engaging platforms and best practices to reinvent yourself as an innovative educator. This is an excitingly engaging course that will revolutionize how you view school/classroom communication and instruction, ultimately leading you to becoming not only a better educator but having an innovative mindset.
Audience: All educators prek-12
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Students will be able to identify and incorporate innovative practices within their online classroom environment.
- Students will develop and articulate a goal to foster Innovation into a professional or personal plan.
- Students will understand how to lead and promote innovation within your online classroom and school community.
- Students will develop an understanding of the current research and practices around innovation within the online classroom.
- Students will practice innovative and engaging practices of communication and instructional learning in the online classroom.
- Students will be able to reflect on their practice as an innovative online educator.
Course Objectives: Participants will learn how to put into practice video vlogging, video instructional best practices and a develop toolbox of innovative video-driven strategies to include into their daily practice as educators. This course will involve heavily the use of video, social media and engaging learning tools to effectively use video to spark not only innovation in themselves and their students but communicate a perception of innovation to the community and feeling more confident in their instructional delivery in the online environment that fosters student engagement.
Couros, G & Novak, K. (2015). The Innovator’s Mindset. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting.
Other Suggested Readings/Texts:
Couros, G. (2017). Innovate Inside the Box: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting.
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