Advanced Practicum in Online Teaching

The practicum planning team is pleased to present the Advanced Practicum in Online Teaching. The Advanced Practicum builds on the Practicum in Foundations of Online Teaching and will include a series of one-week intensive explorations of related topics.

Advanced Practicum: Assessment and Academic Integrity

The first advanced practicum offering, Advanced Practicum: Assessment and Academic Integrity, is intended for Northwestern instructors. Participants will explore tools and strategies for developing alternative methods of assessment; consider how to ensure assessments are accessible, inclusive, and equitable; and explore how to create a course culture that promotes academic integrity. Participants may range from those having some experience teaching online to those having a great deal of experience. The session is planned as a one-week, intensive experience and participants can expect to spend 8 to 10 hours on the course.

The first session of Advanced Practicum: Assessment and Academic Integrity is scheduled for December 7 -11, 2020. (Registration has now closed.) 

Winter 2021 session, scheduled for March 1 to 5, is now open for registration.

All previous participants in the Practicum in Foundations of Online Teaching are encouraged to take part in the Advanced Practicum, although attendance in the Foundations of Online Teaching  Practicum is not a prerequisite for the Advanced Practicum. Ideally, participants will be well-versed in Canvas and Zoom and be familiar with assignments and grading in Canvas. To prepare for the Advanced Practicum, participants can sign up for a) Introduction to Canvas; b) Introduction to Zoom; and 3) Grading and Assignments in Canvas at https://digitallearning.northwestern.edu/canvas/canvas-workshops.

The Advanced Practicum, like the Foundations Practicum, will have both core and optional sessions, as well as preparation expectations for each of the core sessions. In addition, learning design consultants will be available to meet with participants to review their assessment plans for their upcoming courses. By the conclusion of Advanced Practicum: Assessment and Academic Integrity, instructors will have:

  • A plan for inclusive, accessible, and equitable assessments for their upcoming courses
  • Familiarity with alternative methods of assessments
  • Familiarity with assessment tools provided by the University
  • Familiarity with academic integrity policies and tools
  • An awareness of best practices for creating a culture of academic integrity

REGISTER HERE FOR ASSESSMENTS AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Advanced Practicum: Hybrid Teaching

New for winter 2021, the second advanced practicum offering, Advanced Practicum: Hybrid Teaching, is intended for Northwestern instructors. Registration is reserved for those who have completed the Practicum on Foundations of Online Teaching. Participants will learn about safety measures in place on campus, consider different modes of delivering hybrid courses, explore tools and strategies for developing asynchronous material, and review key elements of online teaching. All participants will meet with classroom specialists to learn about classroom technology and hybrid teaching techniques. The session is planned as a one-week, intensive experience and participants can expect to spend 8 to 10 hours on the course.

The first session of Advanced Practicum: Hybrid Teaching, scheduled for Feb. 8-12, 2021, is now open for registration. 

All previous participants in the Practicum in Foundations of Online Teaching are encouraged to take part in the Advanced Practicum if they intend to teach in hybrid modes in upcoming terms. Ideally, participants will be well-versed in Canvas and Zoom. To prepare for the Advanced Practicum, participants can sign up for a) Introduction to Canvas; b) Introduction to Zoom; and 3) Grading and Assignments in Canvas at https://digitallearning.northwestern.edu/canvas/canvas-workshops.

The Advanced Practicum, like the Foundations Practicum, will have both core and optional sessions, as well as preparation expectations for each of the core sessions. Classroom specialists and learning design consultants will be available to meet with participants to review their plans for their upcoming hybrid courses.

By the conclusion of Advanced Practicum: Hybrid Teaching, instructors will have:

  • Familiarity with the safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with the technology in a classroom
  • A plan for instruction in their chosen hybrid mode
  • A group of instructors with whom they can share concerns
  • A connection to the classrooms group who can support their work throughout the term

Register here FOR HYBRID TEACHING