SoftChalk’s Innovators in Online Learning webinar series highlights professional educators who are using SoftChalk to teach in innovative ways. These informative webinars will provide you with ideas to enhance your lessons. The webinars are free and available to all.
Getting a Jump-Start: Re-purpose Publisher Content, Add your Own — THIS WEDNESDAY: October 13
Teacher Education Students Embrace the Universal Design for Learning Principles — November 18
|Getting a Jump-Start: Re-purpose Publisher Content, Add your Own
Wednesday October 13
Malissa Attebery, Instructional Designer, Lone Star College
How does a small group of designers create a thousand online courses? Lone Star College gets a jump on the process by re-purposing content. In this online presentation you will see three examples:
(1) Converting e-packs: a Psych course from a Cengage ePack;
You will see how you can combine publisher and instructor content, and how SoftChalk makes it easy to chunk the information to make reading and interacting with the content more manageable for learners. And with the ability to add images, multimedia, and various activities the content comes alive.
|Teacher Education Students Embrace the Universal Design for Learning Principles
Thursday November 18
Diane Painter, PSC-Special Education, Shenandoah University
At Shenandoah University, students in teacher education preparation programs are learning to use Thinkfinity resources with SoftChalk to develop K-12 lessons that embrace the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. This initiative teaches education interns how they can easily and quickly create lessons that enable them to present content information in many different ways and actively engage their students in a variety of online activities. The teaching interns include a variety of interactive activities in their lessons that allow them to monitor student progress while determining what the student knows.
The presenter will begin with an overview of Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity.org website and its many different teaching resources such as lesson plans and student interactives that are aligned to state and national standards. Then the presenter will share some of the lessons that have been created for both direct instruction as well as independent learning.