Six Steps Instructional Coaches Take when Creating Successful eLearning Experiences

How To Create Online Courses

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several things a Tech Coach should do when creating online courses and self-paced learning modules.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Six Steps You Need To Take to Create a Successful Online Learning Experience For Your Teachers
    • Step 1: Identify Learning ObjectivesDirectly or indirectly correlate to District Goals, Building Goals, and Initiatives.
      • Content vs. Skills
      • What vs How PD
      • How will learning objectives be assessed?
    • Step 2: Decide where to host your modules.What should you do before opening the module?Sketch in Google Docs
      • Mindmapping SoftwareLucid Chart
      • MindNote
      • ApplicationsSchoology
      • Canvas
      • Google Sites
      • Google Forms
      • WordPress
    • Step 3: Integrate teacher needs and wants into module creation.
      • What topics do they want to learn about?
      • Allow time to collaborate/share/discuss as a group
    • Step 4: Decide on a proper framework or workflow
      • How will the module go?
      • Utilize BLOOMS
      • ** This is the most important step and can save you A LOT of time when creating future modules.
      • Self-created videos vs random YouTube videos
    • Step 5: Give time to reflect/share creations/ and implement
    • Let teachers create something and implement in their classroom
      • Have them share the creation
      • Let them come back and reflect. How did it go? What did you like/dislike? What else do you want to learn to help you more?
    • Step 6: Highlight their accomplishments with a badge (micro credentialing)
      •  Credly
      • Schoology Badges (integrated)
      • Padlet Share Board
    • Twitter

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  • Creating online courses should not be taken lightly in your district. It’s important to have a plan not just for creation, but for implementation and promotion of the professional development concept before launching with the staff.

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