South Carolina Virtual Instruction Training

Sep 1, 2020 - May, 31 2021

Online


Overview 

Below is information about two training series: 1) Effective Blended Learning: Student Engagement, Thinking and Choice, which starts in March, and 2) SCTS 4.0 Virtual Training Series, which is available through February 2021 only.

Effective Blended Learning: Student Engagement, Thinking, and Choice

Starting in March, NIET and the South Carolina Department of Education will offer content for a new virtual training series for free to South Carolina educators called Blended Learning: Student Engagement, Thinking, and Choice. The trainings will focus on hybrid and blended learning – or how to teach in environments that involve both virtual and in-person components. It is designed to support educators in all roles, including teachers, teacher leaders, school leaders, and district administrators. Higher education faculty and student teachers are also welcome.

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In this two-module training, participants will examine hybrid and blended instructional structures and strategies that support individual student needs and individualized learning. They will analyze hybrid instructional strategies through the planning, delivery, and assessment components of a lesson and identify steps to strengthen current instructional practices by utilizing blended and hybrid learning strategies that offer students critical thinking opportunities and choice.

Each module is 2 hours in length and delivered in a virtual synchronous modality. The modules are sequential in content. (Visit the Agenda page for more details about each module.)

Email additional questions to niettraining@niet.org.

SCTS 4.0 Virtual Training Series: Available through February 2021

February is the last month for South Carolina educators to participate in the original three-part free series on the SCTS 4.0 virtual instructional strategies, which focus on transforming lessons into a virtual modality through planning, instructional practice, and the environment. Educators can receive six PD credits for renewal activity if they complete the SCTS 4.0 virtual instruction series. 

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Register now for principal sessions.

Educators will leave these sessions − centered on planning, instruction, and the environment  with an understanding of what the SCTS Teaching Standards look like when applied to online teaching. They will obtain ideas for how to plan, transform, and strengthen virtual lessons; and awareness of how they improve student engagement and increase student growth in a virtual learning environment. There will also be different options for teachers and principals to receive more tailored support based on their role. (Visit the Agenda page for more details about each session.)

Registration dates will close 3 days out from the session, at which point registrants will receive an email with session login information and links to any additional resources needed for the session. Receiving a certificate could take up to a week after completion of the third session.

Email additional questions to niettraining@niet.org.

More information about the Virtual Training Series:

Download the NIET South Carolina Virtual Training Series Flyer.

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Agenda and Information

Below is information about two training series: 1) Effective Blended Learning: Student Engagement, Thinking and Choice, which starts in March, and 2) SCTS 4.0 Virtual Training Series, which is available through February 2021 only.

Effective Blended Learning: Student Engagement, Thinking, and Choice

This two-module training series will focus on hybrid and blended learning – or how to teach in environments that involve both virtual and in-person components. Each module is 2 hours in length and delivered in a virtual synchronous modality. The modules are sequential in content.

Register Now.

Module 1 Objectives

  • Examine hybrid and blended instructional structures and strategies that support individual student needs and promote student ownership of learning.
  • Analyze hybrid and blended instructional strategies through the planning and delivery components of a lesson.
  • Identify steps to strengthen current instructional practices by utilizing blended and hybrid learning strategies that offer students critical thinking opportunities and choice.

Module 2 Objectives

  • Examine hybrid and blended instructional structures and strategies that support individual student needs and promote student ownership of learning.
  • Analyze hybrid and blended instructional strategies through the assessment component of a lesson.
  • Identify steps to strengthen current instructional practices by utilizing blended and hybrid learning strategies that offer students critical thinking opportunities and choice.

Email additional questions to niettraining@niet.org.

SCTS Rubric 4.0 Virtual Training Series

February is the last month for South Carolina educators to participate in the original three-part series on the SCTS 4.0 virtual instructional strategies, which focus on transforming lessons into a virtual modality through planning, instructional practice, and the environment. Educators can receive six PD credits for renewal activity if they complete the SCTS 4.0 virtual instruction series.

Register now for teacher sessions.

Register now for principal sessions.

Session 1: Planning for Virtual

  • Examine key differences between planning for traditional face-to-face and virtual learning.
  • Analyze mindsets that impact planning for virtual learning.
  • Be able to utilize planning resources and the rubric companion tool for virtual instruction to develop high-quality online lessons.

Session 2: Virtual Instruction

  • Develop an understanding of what the SCTS Teaching Standards look and sound like in virtual teaching.
  • Examine how teachers in a virtual setting impact student achievement.
  • Be able to plan for effective virtual instruction.

Session 3: The Virtual Environment

  • Analyze how to transition to teaching and learning in the virtual environment.
  • Understand how to shift an exemplar learning environment to a virtual classroom.
  • Be able to create and facilitate an effective virtual learning environment.

Registration dates will close 3 days out from the session, at which point registrants will receive an email with session login information and links to any additional resources needed for the session. Receiving a certificate could take up to a week after completion of the third session. 

Email additional questions to niettraining@niet.org