Teaching Online & Hybrid professional Learning Series

Incoming Staff

Hybrid Learning Introductory Series (Incoming Staff)

Durham Public Schools professional learning series Hybrid Learning provides a comprehensive approach to enhance and accelerate teaching and learning utilizing technology and digital tools. The Hybrid Learning series will support teachers in using technology to personalize learning and engage students as digital learners. Educators will learn to use effective teaching strategies in a hybrid (face-to-face and remote online) learning environment.

Durham Public Schools uses G Suite (Google Apps) and the Canvas Learning Management System. Although when you officially begin employment in DPS you will be provided district Google and Canvas accounts, you must use personal (free) accounts to complete this training up until that point.

This entire course will take between 5-10 hours to complete, and each person who completes the course will receive 1 CEU (10 credit hours) in Digital Learning.

Module 1: Introduction to Hybrid/Online Learning

Teachers will...

  1. identify the key elements of Digital Hybrid Learning in DPS and how they pertain to their role.

  2. analyze the results of the 2018-2019 Goal 1D Survey, evaluate how the results reflect our ability to personalize and accelerate student learning, and create strategies for improving outcomes.

  3. assess their Hybrid Digital Learning skills in terms of personalizing and accelerating student learning.

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      • You must have and be logged into a personal Google account.

      • You will be forced to make a copy.

      • Follow the instructions in the document.

Hybrid Digital Learning Environment Overview.mp4

Module 2: Hybrid Digital Learning- Intro to Canvas

Teachers will...

  1. learn to navigate the Canvas platform.

  2. brainstorm ways to create a Canvas course to simulate what they and students do in a physical classroom.

  3. valuate exemplar Canvas courses.

  4. create a Canvas course, add a template, and customize it.

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      • You must create a personal Canvas account.

        • The work that you do in your personal Canvas account can be imported into your DPS Canvas account once you have access.

      • You must have and be logged into a personal Google account.

      • You will be forced to make a copy.

      • Follow the instructions in the document.

Optional BONUS:

Module 3: Collaborating Effectively with Digital Tools

Teachers will...

  1. investigate the building blocks of structure lessons and how they relate to using digital tools.

  2. identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate digital tools and resources to challenge students to create, think critically, solve problems, establish reliability, communicate their ideas, collaborate effectively.

  3. Utilize appropriate digital tools and resources with consideration of digital citizenship.

  4. Develop a lesson that integrates digital tools and post it in the Canvas LMS.

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      • You must use your personal Canvas account.

        • The work that you do in your personal Canvas account can be imported into your DPS Canvas account once you have access.

      • You must be logged into your DPS G Suite account.

      • You will be forced to make a copy.

      • Follow the instructions in the document.