Greetings NDCTE Members,
As Kelsey so eloquently stated, I am here to help you navigate the terrain of this online PD opportunity.
This opportunity is available right away. All assignments must be completed by August 14th.
We want to reiterate that our intent is to provide an experience that allows for exploring new resources and perspectives and also invites you to discuss and connect with fellow educators of various grade levels across the state, all while being safe and snug at your own workspace. Let's learn!
1. How To Get The Credit
We will be using Google Classroom to get the credit. Almost everything you will need to do to obtain the credit is on Google Classroom, including videos, discussions, tech tools, labs, reflections and surveys. You will not need to complete everything on the Google Classroom. It is piecemeal completion until you accrue 15 hours for each credit you seek.
2. Where To Sign-Up
Before you can access the Google Classroom, you will need to complete a couple preliminary sign-up steps. The class title is "Weekly Webchats, pt. 4 NDCTE."
a. Go to this link to pick an institution listed (NDSU, VCSU, UND, or DSU)
b. Email Tim Willenzien to be added to the Google Classroom.
3. What You Need To Do Via Google Classroom
Once you have access to the Google Classroom, there are a couple required parts to the PD and other optional parts that you can complete to get the credit hours you need. Tim has composed an excellent welcome post on the Google Classroom. I encourage you to read it thoroughly.
Basically, you will be required to introduce yourself, complete two surveys (one pre- and one post-survey), write a 2-page reflection, and complete 15 hours for each credit you seek.
The 15 hours can be earned by watching the pre-recorded videos and reflecting on them via the comments section, replying to other comments, experiment with tech tools, or completing a "LAB" assignment.
I hope you try out this resource. The NDCTE webchat videos are a part of this course, and so are other video series'. Our board members really explored a diverse range of English topics and opportunities to reach students in meaningful ways. Please let us know if you have any further questions, comments, concerns, thoughts, or ideas concerning signing up to the PD or anything related to it.
Be safe; be well.
Your NDCTE Board