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We’ve had a great orientation to our Spring Digital Reading Course from PBS TeacherLine. It’s been great to virtually meet each of you! I have enjoyed getting to know you in our Introduction Forums. We are all connecting and learning, each from a different U.S. state at times that are most convenient for us.
Today begins our first week! I so appreciate the emphasis this week on the Joyful aspect of Reading. Please check your email or the course Emails Forum for my Week 1 Tips Email.
I am taking the idea of Joyful reading to heart and this Friday, I am scheduling a “Read Only” morning. I plan to turn off all technology and read! (Good thing I’m on Spring Break or it would be curtains at the university!)
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PBS TeacherLine’s course RDLA400 – Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World is set to begin tomorrow, March 13th, with Introductions and Orientation.
In this course from PBS TeacherLine, you will explore the answers to essential questions of reading using digital resources. You will also learn the basic elements of and rationale for reading initiatives that inspire students to read independently. You will discover a wealth of online literature resources, gain a deeper appreciation for digital reading and audio technologies, and learn how author and genre studies inspire and motivate student reading. Moreover, you will explore your own personal reading habits and use this understanding to model passionate reading. All of these activities will occur in a collaborative, online professional learning network.
Please visit PBS TeacherLine website today to register!
Presenting new research from our collective paper, “Online Course Facilitators Describe What Works in Learner-Centered Feedback“ at the in Washington,
Our paper reflects the writing collaboration of six PBS TeacherLine course facilitators and the PBS Program Manager, Francine Wargo. The course facilitators are Helen Teague, Rose Castro, Dr. Joyce King, Victoria Lara, and John Tierney.
Here is the abstract of the paper:
Abstract: A four-point-effectiveness checklist for continued student engagement through personalized assessment feedback in online courses is described in this poster and accompanying paper. Designed for pre-service and in-service adult learners, the checklist reflects research in pedagogical practice of knowledge transfer, adult learning theory, and the TPaCK instructional framework. Data sources include the feedback artifacts of current online course facilitators, who are also the co-writers of this paper. Post-course assessment data from adult learners validates the success of these methods in both current teaching practice and subsequent professional development through participation in online courses.
Also today, online Course Facilitators from describe what works for our learners in a participatory share session, aptly titled “Effective Practices in Online Course Facilitation: Roundtable Participatory Share.”
Here is the Abstract:
Abstract: The most effective online course facilitators implement personalized messages and content that inspires, engages, and educates. The courses’ sound structural strategy ensures implementation by teacher-learners. This interactive roundtable features online educators who will share best practices and the educational effectiveness of content that allows learners to exit each course with a set of materials ready for use, vetted, and strengthened by experiential analysis and subsequent recommendations. This roundtable discussion will include video clips of online course facilitators and teacher-learners describing various aspects of their experiences while in their online courses. Teachers and teacher-learners may appear live from remote locations recounting their experiences.
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Did you know that PBS TeacherLine offers self-paced and facilitated professional development courses? PBS TeacherLine gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your career with courses on math, science, reading, social studies, instructional strategies and more. Check out the list of fall courses!
Here is information on a few new courses:
Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World Grade: For Educators Teaching Grades K-6 | 30 hours
This course provides specific strategies and tools that will help your students understand and know the joy of reading. Learn how to ignite students’ interest! Explore this Course
Structure of the Earth System: For Educators Teaching Grades 5-12 | 30 hours
Develop content knowledge about land-form processes, data sets, and mapping tools while you learn effective teaching methodologies, strategies, and tools for use in teaching earth and space science concepts. Explore This Course
Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math: For Educators Teaching GradesClass Grade: 4-8 | 30 hours
Make math accessible for all students by learning to adapt your own curricula and working with special needs teachers. Explore this Course
Those who read on their own are more academically successful (NEA, 2002-2015). It’s back to school at PBS TeacherLine! PBS TeacherLine is offering several new courses for the next six weeks and throughout the Fall. One of the new courses focuses on Digital Reading. This timely topic will be addressed through current research-based articles and learner-hosted activities. those who read on their own are more academically successful (NEA, 2002-2015.) I’m grateful and excited to teach the course begins Wednesday, August 14 and concludes on September 27, 2016. Please visit PBS TeacherLine to learn more and enroll.
National Education Association (2002-2015). Facts About Children’s Literacy. Retrieved from https://www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens-literacy.html
A group of PBS TeacherLine facilitators collaborated and we submitted two proposals to the E-Learn-World Conference on E-Learning. The E-Learn World Conference will be held in Washington, DC, November 14-16, 2016.
It is exciting to report that the E-Learn conference committee has accepted our paper
“Title: Online Course Facilitators Describe What Works in Learner-Centered Feedback”
Accepted as: Research/Technical Showcase
They also accepted our entry:
Title: Effective Practices in Online Course Facilitation: Roundtable Participatory Share
Accepted as: Research/Technical Showcase
Both were accepted with no modifications needed!! It is so awesome to work with such awesome writers!!!
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PBS TeacherLine Course: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Our Course Calendar
Week 1: July 13 – 19
Week 2: July 20 – 26
Week 3: July 27 – August 2
Week 4: August 3 – August 9
Week 5: August 10 – August 16
Week 6: August 17 – August 23
It’s not too late to enroll in our PBS TeacherLine Course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress… or choose another course from the extensive catalog which includes self-paced courses! The new term begins Wednesday, July 13th!