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MICRO-CREDENTIAL IN TEACHING

The micro-credential in teaching online courseware includes:

  • Welcome – Get introduced to the program and the offered content
  • Student Engagement – Learn how to facilitate effective class discussions
  • Setting Expectations – Explore ways in which to have high expectations for yourself and your students; and how to effectively communicate those expectations with your students
  • Time Management – Learn ways in which to manage your time: as a graduate student trying to juggle classes you’re taking, classes your teaching, and your research; and as an instructor, trying to manage time in your classroom
  • Effective Feedback – Here, strategies are presented to help give beneficial feedback, one such method includes using grading rubrics
  • Student-Centered Practice – Learn about the student-side of the classroom; included in this module are techniques for making your classroom documents accessible; not only is it necessary when you have a student with special needs in your class, it’s just good practice

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTORS

GRADING

This video tutorial shows you an overview of the Grades Tool in D2L Brightspace : <Click here to view tutorial>

This video of SIU Faculty, Dr. Walter Metz, offers advice about saving time using grading rubrics: <Click here to view video> 

This video of SIU Faculty, Dr. Saran Donahoo, offers further advice about using grading sheets: <Click here to view video>

This blog post shows five principles for providing feedback that’s useful to your students: <Click to read>

This article offers twenty ways of providing feedback: <Click to read>

This article emphasizes the importance of giving and receiving feedback: <Click to read>

Teaching online? This article discusses best practices of giving online feedback: <Click to read>