Evaluate Reflection

iNacol, the International Association for Online Learning, publishes Standards for Quality Online Teaching.

Consider the following standards:

Standard D: The online teacher promotes student success through clear expectations, prompt responses, and regular feedback.

Standard G: The online teacher demonstrates competencies in creating and implementing assessments in online learning environments in ways that ensure validity and reliability of the instruments and procedures.

Standard H: The online teacher develops and delivers assessments, projects, and assignments that meet standards-based learning goals and assesses learning progress by measuring student achievement of the learning goals.

Standard I: The online teacher demonstrates competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content and to guide student learning.

Answer in a complete paragraph response: How has the Evaluate module prepared you to meet each standard listed above? Link to or provide specific examples from your work in Evaluate. What strategies will you take away from the Evaluate module and apply to your teaching?  What lessons were most beneficial for you?

The Evaluate module has prepared me to meet the above standards for quality online teaching by providing me with resources, research, explanations, videos, and opportunities to apply knowledge. The module emphasized the importance of quality feedback in promoting student success (Standard D). Next, emphasis was placed on developing  and implementing assessments (Standard G). Also the module included ways to develop assignments, projects and assessments that address learning goals (Standard H). Finally, a large component of the module was dedicated to the importance of data analysis to improve instruction and content in guiding student learning (Standard I).

The most important lessons for me include the Personalized Teaching and Learning lessons. I sometimes can gt caught up in grading every assignment, that I can lose sight of the bigger picture and higher order thinking. It’s important to look at the data and reflect on what I can be doing better as a teacher. Reflection can help with creating ways to make the classroom content more engaging thus you will have higher student buy-in and less classroom management issues. I love the idea of making a classroom notebook in One Note. This is such an easy way to put all of my resources in one place to be easily accessed by the students.

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