University College of Syracuse University has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to offer K-12 educators the opportunity to sharpen their skills and learn new strategies to teach students in a virtual environment. The course, “Blended Learning and Online Strategies for K-12,” taught by Blackboard, will provide teachers with strategies for designing courses for the online classroom. We are offering this support as a way to assist our educational colleagues as we all navigate the most effective way to teach students virtually.

The course will be offered at no cost to Central New York teachers. Seats will fill quickly and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The course begins Monday, Sept. 28 and registration will close end of day on Thursday, Sept. 23, if not filled prior.

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Read about the first two course offerings, training nearly 300 CNY teachers:

University Trains Local Teachers to Teach in the Virtual Environment

Course Details:

  • The “Blended Learning and Online Strategies for K-12” course provides teachers with strategies for designing the online classroom. No matter if teachers plan to use a blended classroom or a fully online one, this course will help ease the transition in creating an online class environment that meets the needs of both students and teachers. Participants will be assessed and, if successful, certified by Blackboard.
  • The course content is not tied to any specific Learning Management System.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 16 hours
  • Teacher Facilitation: Yes
  • Pacing: Self-paced
  • Delivery: Online, asynchronous

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to Blended Teaching and Online Learning
  • Digital Teaching Approaches and the LMS
  • Designing E-learning Courses
  • Developing Digital Course Content
  • Information Literacy
  • Accessibility and Universal Design
  • Personalized Learning
  • Web and Video Conferencing Fundamentals
  • The Flipped Classroom in a Blended Environment
  • Support and Success of the Online Learner
  • Communicating and Building