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Specialization

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Specialization

Course 4 of 5 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1: The Importance of Performance and Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

Welcome to the course! Begin by watching the welcome video and familiarizing yourself with the course. This week, we will discuss the importance of performance and assessment in the virtual classroom. We will also review math topics that can be applied to grade book management in your own virtual course....
Reading
8 videos (Total 83 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 1)8m
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 2)7m
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 3)9m
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 4)9m
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 5)21m
The Importance of Student Performance in a Virtual World (Lesson 6)8m
Week 1: Math Topics14m
Reading3 readings
About this Course10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1: Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 2: Assessing Students Virtually, Academic Integrity, and Administering High Stakes Testing at a Distance

In week two, we will address the concerns regarding academic integrity as well as the challenges that have arisen due to the nature of the environment and how we can combat some of these challenges. We will also be taking a look at how to virtually assess a student's performance and how to administer high stakes tests in a virtual setting. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Academic Integrity, Virtual Assessments, and High Stakes Testing (Lesson 1)7m
Academic Integrity, Virtual Assessments, and High Stakes Testing (Lesson 2)8m
Academic Integrity, Virtual Assessments, and High Stakes Testing (Lesson 3)15m
Academic Integrity, Virtual Assessments, and High Stakes Testing (Lesson 4)9m
Reading1 reading
Week 2: Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Week 3: Data Analysis and Grade book Management in the Virtual Classroom

In week three, we will cover some of the best practices for data analysis and grade book management and the intended and unintended consequences for using these types of practices. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Data Analysis and Gradebook Management in the Virtual Classroom (Lesson 1)17m
Data Analysis and Gradebook Management in the Virtual Classroom (Lesson 2)17m
Data Analysis and Gradebook Management in the Virtual Classroom (Lesson 3)17m
Data Analysis and Gradebook Management in the Virtual Classroom (Lesson 4)9m
Reading2 readings
Week 3: Optional Resources10m
About the Assignment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Performance and Assessment for Special Populations: Gifted, At-Risk, and Special Needs Students

In week four, we will be taking a look at the different ways in which we will need to assess students based upon the type of student that they are, as well as how we can accommodate their needs and work together with them. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Performance and Assessment for Special Populations (Lesson 1)26m
Performance and Assessment for Special Populations (Lesson 2)11m
Performance and Assessment for Special Populations (Lesson 3)3m
Performance and Assessment for Special Populations (Lesson 4)7m
Performance and Assessment for Special Populations (Lesson 5)14m
Reading1 reading
Week 4: Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m

Instructor

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Racquel Nedden

Instructor & Lead Teacher
UCI Extension & UC Scout

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Virtual Teacher Specialization

This series of courses provides best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building; effective uses of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies; and data analysis techniques and student performance measurements to individualize instruction in an online or blended environment. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a final project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses....
Virtual Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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