- Instructor: ies
Course Provider: VHS Learning
|225USD||Flexible||10 Hours||Self-paced||Certificate available|
This module focuses on best practices in providing feedback. It explores different formats for delivering feedback. It is suitable for teachers wanting to improve their formats for feedback delivery.
Assessment, evaluation, and feedback are critical components of quality classrooms, no matter the venue. Creating or selecting appropriate assessments to evaluate student performance is one piece of the puzzle. Evaluation of student performance and provision of meaningful feedback are equally important or perhaps more important pieces of the puzzle, given that feedback is, by definition, information about a person’s product or performance, which is used as a basis for improvement. Providing feedback in an online classroom can feel like a daunting task, but with careful planning and use of tools, it can be a manageable process that provides critical information to students.
This 10-hour module focuses on fostering student growth through evaluation and feedback. Teachers will reflect on characteristics of effective feedback, distinguish between types of feedback, evaluate which format is most appropriate for different types of assignments, review and review examples of feedback, identify personal strengths and obstacles in delivering effective feedback online, and determine strategies to efficiently provide feedback online.
This module is part of a series of professional learning opportunities focused on critical skills online teachers must develop. Teachers can enroll in one module or take the entire series. Courses are designed for middle and high school teachers or teachers teaching grades 7-12.
At the end of the webinar series, participants will be able to:
● Identify the characteristics of effective feedback
● Distinguish between types of feedback
● Determine appropriate online formats for different types of assignments
● Evaluate and revise examples of feedback
● Identify personal strengths and obstacles in delivering effective feedback online
● Determine strategies to efficiently provide effective feedback
● Fully Asynchronous
● 10 hours asynchronous study
Flexible Schedule / Self-paced
VHS Learning (VHS, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization providing supplemental online classes and blended learning opportunities to middle and high school students, and professional development to educators. We partner with schools and districts to create programs in their schools and work directly with parents and students that want to enroll in our classes individually.
VHS Learning began as “Virtual High School” in 1996 as part of a technology grant from the Department of Education. In 2001, VHS, Inc. was established as a nonprofit. The organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS Learning prepares students for college, careers, and life through supportive, instructor-led online and blended classroom experiences.
VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), ACS Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and Cognia. We offer a catalog of 24 Advanced Placement® courses and all eligible VHS Learning courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA (VHS Learning is school code #221356).
Xuan You is Director, Global Programs and Services. Xuan develops strategic international partnerships and manages a variety of high-profile projects to provide students and schools from more than 66 countries with collaborative and engaging learning opportunities. She works closely with administrators, teachers, and students from partner schools around the world in the U.S. and speaks and facilitates online education discussions at international education conferences.
Stacy Young is the Associate Dean of Instruction at VHS Learning. She mentors and collaborates with the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) team members to support VHS Learning teachers in their professional development. Key responsibilities include oversight of professional development courses, traing and supervision of teachers, supervision of the Faculty Advisors, coordination of teaching assignments, and Curriculum and Instruction program development as a member of the C&I Leadership Team. Stacy was formerly the Director of the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network with the Center for Collaborative Education, and she brings fifteen years of classroom expeirence to this role. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Maine.
In June 2020, as we completed three months of pandemic-induced remote teaching, we anticipated needing to start the following school year virtually as well. We were looking for a professional development experience that would help our teachers build a shared set of beliefs and strategies connected to distance learning, while not overwhelming them. We chose the four-part “Effective Instructional Strategies for Online Classrooms” webinar for our entire faculty, and the team at VHS helped tailor this course to our particular schedule and context. The presentations were informative, and the readings and online discussions were effective in generating good discussion. Thank you VHS!
Ole Bernard (OB) Sealey
We used VHS learning to help coordinate our distance learning plan. We had a series of teacher “champions” take the 4 week courses and another group of “advocates” follow the webinar series. These teachers grew as practitioners and were able to put student and teacher voice into our plan. Each champion presented a section of their course and essential agreements around best practices within our school context were established. VHS were extremely helpful and flexible and this PD was exceptional value for money. <p class="LC20lb DKV0Md"></p>