About

NEW Micro-credential Course

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected public education and created challenges for K-12 environments, disrupting students, instructors, and the learning interactions. This course introduces the pillars of innovation in online learning as a framework for instructors to overcome these challenges and generate solutions. Participants will gain skills to design lessons for K-12 students that promote online presence, digital communications, interactivity, and community building.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize the Design Thinking process to empathize with learners, recognize design challenges, brainstorm solutions, prototype ideas, and create and test meaningful learning experiences.
  • Describe and apply the pillars of innovation in online learning course design.
  • Identify and apply online course design aspects for creating K-12 learning environments.
  • Create lesson plans for impactful learning experiences for K-12 students.

Course Topics

  • Teacher-Centered versus Learner-Centered
  • Design Thinking Process
    • Empathizing with online learners
    • Defining design challenges
    • Generating creative solutions
    • Prototyping ideas
    • Testing design solutions
  • Pillars of innovation in online learning course design for K-12 environments
    • Online Presence
    • Digital Communications
    • Interactivity
    • Community Building
  • Online Course Design Aspects
    • Course structure and Learner Interface
    • Content Interactions
    • Learning Activities
    • Social Interactions
    • Assessments and Feedback
  • Assembling Impactful Learning Experiences for the K-12 Students
    • Design challenges for creating meaningful learning experiences in the K-12 environment.
    • Application of the pillars of innovation in online learning course design.
    • Creation or enhancement of lesson plans for impactful learning experiences.

How to Register

Cost: Free

Session 2 Registration

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

Dr. Simone Conceição
simonec@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Course Format and Structure

This two-week course uses a blended format consisting of synchronous sessions (via Zoom) and asynchronous independent work (via Canvas).

Session 1 (July 13 – 29, 2020)

Part A – Week 1: Monday, July 13; Wednesday, July 15; and Thursday, July 16 (20 hours)

  • 9:00 to 11:00 am synchronous meeting
  • 12:00 to 2:00 pm independent work with virtual office hours
  • 4:30 pm asynchronous responses due to course site

Part B – Week 2: Wednesday, July 29 (5 hours)

  • 9:00 to 11:00 am synchronous presentations
  • 4:30 pm asynchronous peer feedback due to course site

Session 2 (July 20-August 5, 2020)

Part A – Week 1: Monday, July 20; Wednesday, July 22; and Thursday, July 23 (20 hours)

  • 9:00 to 11:00 am synchronous meeting
  • 12:00 to 2:00 pm independent work with virtual office hours
  • 4:30 pm asynchronous responses due to course site

Part B – Week 2: Wednesday, August 5 (5 hours)

  • 9:00 to 11:00 am synchronous presentations
  • 4:30 pm asynchronous peer feedback due to course site

Total hours per session: 25 hours (includes synchronous course meetings and independent asynchronous work)

Faculty