About the course
Helping students in online and hybrid contexts develop their ability to process and apply knowledge requires thinking about assessment differently: applying backwards design to ensure that students accept greater responsibility for their own learning and gain the enduring knowledge that is central to understanding of the subject. In a modified coaching format, teachers will explore learning opportunities and online tools to see how summative assessments can be converted into ongoing formative assessments that are more suitable to online and hybrid teaching and learning contexts. Working at their own pace, teachers will revamp an entire course unit that will be designed to fit into any educational format in which they and their students find themselves. Weekly meetings with an AVLI team member in a modified coaching role open the door to an exchange of ideas, an opportunity to brainstorm ways to refine strategies, and receive support and encouragement. At the teacher’s discretion, your AVLI team member will do a virtual drop-in to your classroom, providing an objective pair of eyes to gauge student learning, engagement, and communication across the classroom.