Supporting students to become self-directed and interdependent learners in both online and classroom is a key to their immediate and lifelong success. Imagine if your students were:
  • Asking more meaningful questions
  • Designing their own assignments
  • Creating tutorials for classmates
  • Engaging in peer to peer support
  • Researching with an ability to question their results
  • Providing self-assessment
In turn, imagine teachers who are:
  • Learning more about how their students learn
  • Saving enormous amounts of time
  • Responding to the unique learning needs of each student
  • Designing highly motivating assignments
  • Broadening their repertoire of tools to support self-directed learning
At the end of the course, you will have created assignments that support your curriculum. This pedagogy of student empowerment works for both online and classroom settings. Various tools will be tools but it's not about tools.
Potential Audience
Educators for Grades 6-12. Leaders and Teams are welcome.
Module 1
Overview of Online Learning & Teaching
The online environment provides us with an opportunity to redefine the role of the teacher and the students. Teachers have an opportunity to empower students to become more self directed and collaborative with peers. We also have online tools that can provide educators with more insights into how their students are thinking and engaging with content and one another. Various tools will be introduced in this module that will be applied within the learning experience.
Module 2
Advanced Search - Google, WayBack Machine, Wolframalpha
Finding the highest quality information in the world and knowing a range of search tools is fundamental to learning. In this module educators will learn how to teach students to question and refine their results. Search skills will also be taught to empower students to learn how to support their own academic achievement.
Module 3
Student as Designer
Research shows that many students prefer to ask a friend for help. This module will tap the creativity and imagination of students to give them purpose in helping classmates learn. Student as tutorial designer and collaborative team member will be reviewed. We will also review the concept of student as problem designer, applying knowledge.
Module 4
Putting it all Together
In this final module, teachers will apply the skills of the course to share their designs of how to help students feel connected and supported in an online course. We will also look at analytics from our own work with Perusall. We will cover various ways to tap student generated work for assessment.
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, Mass, one of his students published an online project in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments, and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology. Alan’s areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building, and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, and 40 countries. Audiences enjoy Alan's humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning.

Alan’s writing includes numerous articles and three best-selling books. His most recent book, "Who Owns the Learning?" was listed in 2020 as one of the most important 100 books in education. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators. Alan has been exploring the value of online learning for more than two decades.

The workshops will be held every Wednesday starting 2nd September for 4 Wednesdays.
The session will be for 90 minutes each.
The dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd September 2020
8:00 am EST | 2:00 pm CEST | 1:00 pm GMT | 8:00 pm CST | 10:00 pm AEST
USD 495 Per Participant
USD 395 Per Participant for a group of 3 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 12 Professional Development hours.