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5-Hour Series

Earn five hours of professional learning credit with these self-paced mini-courses, designed by experienced online teachers!

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Best Practices of Online Math Teachers

Best Practices of Online Math Teachers

This course is meant to help math teachers, primarily in grades 6 through 12, improve their pedagogy in online teaching by discussing ways to implement best practices into an online math course. These evidence-based practices have shown to be highly effective for...

Google Classroom as a Proficiency LMS

Google Classroom as a Proficiency LMS

This course is designed primarily to help High School teachers using Proficiency Based Learning (PBL) to explore and deploy Google Classroom as a Learning Management System (LMS). It may also be helpful to Middle School or Elementary Teachers in evaluating how...

Strategies for Supporting Special Education

Strategies for Supporting Special Education

This course will examine the role of a special education teacher in an online classroom. You'll develop skills in increasing students' ability to access materials using the built-in ADA compliant tools in your operating system and analyze the benefits and challenges...

Effective Discussion Boards

Effective Discussion Boards

The course is designed for educators who want to learn the fundamentals or enhance their knowledge about online discussion boards. It will will provide you with the best practices in discussion board design and some advanced tips and tricks.  The content has been...

Supporting Online Students – 5-Hour Series

Supporting Online Students – 5-Hour Series

How can we maximize the success of our online students? This class is designed to help all educators who work with students taking remote classes to support student learning. Through the lens of example student personas we will examine features of the online class,...

Online Teaching Best Practices – 5-Hour Series

Online Teaching Best Practices – 5-Hour Series

This introductory class (5 hours) will help teachers who unexpectedly find themselves teaching online without having previous training in the pedagogy of online teaching. It is a selection of materials from multiple classes by the Northeast Online Teaching Institute...

Using Data to Make Change

Using Data to Make Change

    This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching focuses on collecting and analyzing the data that is available from looking at student work and from the LMS.  This data is then used in order to determine student learning, make changes to your...

Developing and Implementing Assessments

Developing and Implementing Assessments

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching focuses on choosing the appropriate assessment tools, implementing valid and reliable assessments, using assessments to have students demonstrate content mastery, and creating authentic assessments.    To earn a...

Customized Instruction

Customized Instruction

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching focuses on scaffolding content, customizing the learner experience through alternative pace, path, or assessments, exploring the synchronous virtual classroom, and individual instruction for students.    To earn a...

Communication

Communication

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is an overview of issues related to communicating with our online students, parents, and their other teachers.   We will explore best practices for clear expectations, documenting communications, using different...

Inclusive and Supportive Online Communities

Inclusive and Supportive Online Communities

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is an overview of issues related to supporting underserved populations online, culturally responsive online teaching, and inclusive and supportive online communities.   If you're interested in earning a certificate,...

Tech Tools and Resources

Tech Tools and Resources

    This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is a survey of some of the Tech Tools and Resources that can be useful in online classes to increase teacher, social, and cognitive presences.   After reviewing categories of technologies with examples you...

Learner Collaboration

Learner Collaboration

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching focuses on learner-learner collaboration.  In this five hour course we will look at the various ways that students can work together online.   We'll review the benefits of student collaborative and ways students can...

Learner Agency

Learner Agency

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is an overview of issues related to learner agency.  We will look at ways we can have students create personalized learning goals in our own classes as well as options you can apply to have students assessing their...

Making Class Accessible

Making Class Accessible

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is an overview of issues related to learner supports and augmenting content.  We will review our responsibilities in supporting diverse learners in online classes, what it means to make our classes accessible, and...

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

This excerpt from Bridge the Gap to Online Teaching is an overview of issues related to digital citizenship.   In today's digitally connected world we all need to work towards helping our students become positive and contributing global citizens.  This course will...