Creating Learning Environments

Creating a safe, welcoming and affirming learning environment is at the heart of establishing a successful classroom. Join us this summer for fully online classes in which you learn to establish an intentional digital and physical learning environment.

At a Glance

Who should attend?

Teachers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals 


What's the format?

Online, two and half week course with three live sessions


 

 

 

Courses

Creating Learning Environments in a Digital Space 

Instructor: Keisha Valdez

Recent quick moves to online or remote instruction has forced us all to think differently about what it means to create a classroom space and the approaches we as educators take to support student learning. With the online or remote context in mind, this fully online course is designed to get participants to think holistically about the learning environment they wish to create,  explore the social and digital influences on the LE and to become more intentional about designing learning experiences that reflect 21st-century values and priorities of learning and teaching.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better prepared to:

  • structure and design their virtual learning spaces to reflect 21-century skills development,
  • translate the values of the face to face traditional classroom to the online learning context,
  • develop lesson plans that appropriately use technology for learning remotely, 
  • apply best practices in online/remote teaching. 

 

Please note, Lynch School student teacher vouchers are not applicable to PCE courses and workshops.

Format

Online

Offered

Fall 2020

Cost

$175

Creating Online Learning Environments in Higher Education Spaces

Instructor: Keisha Valdez

Flexibility and adaptability have long been the hallmark of 21st-century teaching and learning. The COVID 19 pandemic has simply forced University faculty to develop these attributes/skills far more rapidly than anticipated in order to effectively teach courses.

This fully online course is designed to help University instructors to better leverage what they already know to be good for student learning, and reframe their pedagogical and technological knowledge for remote/online context. The course encourages instructors to be adaptable, and think holistically about the learning environment they wish to create. Using instructional design principles, instructors will create learning experiences that use web-based tools to foster high-level student engagement.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better prepared to:

  • align their teaching philosophy with the online context.
  • reflect on biases and conception of online learners and online learning.
  • use instructional design principles to design a course overview to make human connections within a class and diminish the likelihood of isolation.
  • design and execute a synchronous lecture that promotes student engagement and connection.

 

Class meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday, August 25th, 7:00am - 8:15am EST
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 7:00am - 8:15am EST
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 7:00am - 8:30am EST

 

Please note, Lynch School student teacher vouchers are not applicable to PCE courses and workshops.

Format

Online

Offered

Aug 24 - Sept 9, 2020

Enroll

Cost

$175