The Power of Intentional Design
Given the continuous trend toward distance learning design, combined with recent COVID-19 pressure to offer content online, the needs for instructional design skills are at an all-time high.
National University is eager to have you join us in a learning session to discuss the powerful tools available to empower both teachers and learners to navigate distance learning modalities.
There will be a panel of Instructional Design educators sharing productive practices around making informed choices about EdTech. Learn how you can impact and enhance student learning experiences and explore the changes and opportunities that educational technology and instructional design presents
to modern education.
Dr. Brian Arnold
Dr. Cassandra Kelley
Dr. Amy Peterson
Bringing Stories to Life with Virtual ELA Tools
This session will focus on engaging strategies to embed English Language Arts in online instruction. Participants will explore several resources including free e-Books, Author/Celebrity read alouds, NewsELA leveled reading articles, and tools for digital storytelling such as BookCreator, Comic Creator, PowToon, StoryKit, and StoryboardThat.
Enhancing Google Slides with Nearpod & PearDeck for Content Sharing, Collaboration, and Assessment
This hands-on workshop will give participants guided practice with developing their own Google Slides presentations using add-ons such as Nearpod and PearDeck to enhance the design. Participants will explore how Google Slides can be used to create interactive presentations for content-sharing, collaboration, and as assessment tools with students. As a follow up activity, participants will be encouraged to create an enhanced Google Slides presentation for one of their lesson plans and share with a mentor for feedback.
Flipped Teaching to Engage Online Learners
This hands-on virtual workshop will guide participants through effective pedagogical practices with innovative technology tools to support online instruction. Specifically, it will model how to: (a) design an engaging lesson plan, (b) share content in various applications to address multiple learning modalities with UDL principles, (c) promote active participation and collaboration, and (d) create formative assessments to evaluate learning in different formats. Participants will have opportunities to explore several websites and applications while making direct connections to instructional strategies for lesson planning. As a follow up extension, participants will be encouraged to develop a lesson with specific tools and strategies reviewed for feedback.
Interactive Assessment Tools: SeeSaw, FlipGrid, & Padlet
This session will discuss types of assessment (i.e. informal/formal and self-assessment) and how they can be implemented in online settings. It will provide hands-on opportunities for participants to explore interactive tools such as SeeSaw, FlipGrid, and Padlet. It will also highlight ways that the tools can be used to differentiate instruction according to students’ individual needs and assets.
Zoom & Google Classroom as Online Teaching Tools
This session will provide participants with helpful tips for teaching synchronously online via video conferencing platforms. It will also provide an overview of how to set up a Google Classroom to share resources, post assignments, and monitor student learning through synchronous and asynchronous teaching. As a culminating activity, participants will have the opportunity to create their own Google Classroom.