Giving Feedback to Students
Micro-course September 21 - November 15, 2022
A student-centered teacher in an online or blended classroom gives feedback—not in the sense of giving high-stakes tests and grades—but more like a great coach who watches players from the sidelines, studies them at practice, reviews the post-game footage, and then meets with them to talk about the ways that they can improve. The intent of feedback is to improve, not reward or punish, and can take many forms, from one- on-one and small-group check-ins to written notes and emails. “Radically frequent check-ins,” as one high performance organization calls them, are the “killer app” for helping people learn and grow.
Your course facilitator will be available for questions asynchronously. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect via Zoom for live forum discussions during every stage of their innovation cycle (see Format section for more info). These forums will be guided by your course facilitator.
Learning Targets: Participants will...
- Implement one key element of student-centered online or blended learning over a 6-8 week innovation cycle around the stages of the ADDIE Model (Analyze, Design/Develop, Implement and Evaluate)
- Add opportunities to your online class for students to get live synchronous feedback.
- Determine targeted areas for improvement related to your feedback.
- Create a mechanism in your online course for students to provide you with information to improve your feedback.
Michele Nickels, WVS Director
Linda Schuerman, WVS Associate Director and Social Studies Teacher
Wisconsin attendees ($149)
Out of State attendees ($199)
WVS teachers and consultants (free)
- Analyze — Clarify your objectives and path forward
- Design/Develop — Draft your implementation plan
- Implement — Put your design into practice
- Evaluate/Celebrate — Examine your results and make improvements
Participants who complete all requirements will be issued a badge in Buzz. A certificate of completion can be issued upon request.
Schedule: Micro Course Innovation Cycle Timeline
Access to the digital content begins on: September 14th, 2022
Analyze Forum #1: September 22nd, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Design Forum #2: October 6th, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Implement Forum #3: October 20th, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Evaluate (Celebrate) Forum #4: November 3rd, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Access to the digital content ends on: November 22, 2022
Connections to the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
This professional learning opportunity directly connects to the following National Standards for Quality Online Teaching:
Standard B: Digital Pedagogy
B3 The online teacher uses different types of tools to interact in online courses in order to nurture learner relationships, encourage learner interaction, and monitor and motivate learner engagement.
Standard D: Learner Engagement
D4 The online teacher establishes relationships through timely and encouraging communication, using various formats.
D5 The online teacher helps learners reach content mastery through instruction and quality feedback using various formats.
Standard G: Assessment and Measurement
G5 The online teacher evaluates learner readiness and progress using formative and summative assessments and learner feedback throughout the course.
How to Join Zoom (Opt-in forums with your colleagues)
Resource to support you in having a successful experience via Zoom:
Join the WDLC Educators & Program Support Network Google Currents Community
Have you joined the WDLC Educators and Program Support Network Google Currents Community? We can use that space to connect, support each other and share best practices and resources between our zoom forum opportunities during the innovation cycle and stages of the ADDIE Model. If your district allows access to Google Currents and you have activated that access you can click on this link and request to join the community. We look forward to the continued collaboration and support.
Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative
As a statewide collaborative effort, WDLC shares knowledge and resources with K-12 schools, districts, and agencies who want to start or improve their online and blended learning practice. WDLC offers quality planning strategies, connections to implementation solutions, and peer-led learning opportunities that empower schools and districts to meet a wide array of learner needs for choice, flexibility, and instructional support.
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