Aditya Birla Education Academy focuses on providing educators with learning opportunities to pursue their ambitions and boost their career growth.
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Penn GSE's Virtual Online Teaching (VOLT) Online Workshop Series is designed for educational instructors teaching K-12 or higher level. The program helps teachers understand the various ways in which different technologies can be used for content delivery, learner support, differentiating instruction, formative and summative evaluation, and classroom engagement. This program prepares teachers with the digital competencies required to ensure they are able to meet the requirements of an increasingly technology enhanced classroom, even after the COVID-19 crises is past.
The program introduces teachers to adopting more student-centred approaches, and move away from the traditional teacher-centred approach, to empower learners and promote student agency.
Constant Feedback is taken from participants to ensure that their learning objectives are being met with. This feedback is relayed to the Facilitators to ensure that every participant has a significant takeaway from the sessions.
Module 1: Technology and Learning in Today’s world
Discussing the virtual online tools available
Creating a learner-centered classroom in a virtual world
Module 2: Learning Theories
Examining the various theories of learning
Comparing classroom learning using different theories
Module 3: Online / Blended Learning
Reviewing and understanding the balance between synchronous and asynchronous learning in classrooms
Understanding the synergy between synchronous and asynchronous elements to create powerful learning experiences
Module 4: Project Based Learning
Examining the key elements of Project Based Learning (PBL)
Discussing the teachers and student’s role in the success of PBL
Exploration of PBL will be done asynchronously as a project.
Module 5: Rethinking Assessments
Associating the right tools for the right assessments
Understanding competency-based assessments
At the conclusion of the program, participants will create an online or blended classroom portfolio, which includes a complete product (curriculum/unit plan), supporting technologies, and a rationale paper outlining the design considerations for the choices made in creating the learning environments. This portfolio along with reflection papers, and quiz scores would be used for the assessment of the participants.