Virtual Course Offering Strategies for Mobile Learning
The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA) is a free, 10-week virtual professional development experience designed to help teams, schools, or districts implement or improve their mobile learning strategy. Delivered by ISTE, in partnership with The Verizon Foundation, VMLA supports various approaches to mobile learning, such as 1:1 and BYOD. Proven, practical, and grounded in the ISTE Standards, VMLA prepares teams to supercharge mobile initiatives by discovering how to design creative learning experiences, identify effective management strategies, gauge student readiness, and teach safe online practices. Participants will benefit from connection to other teams and VMLA alumni in a private Google+ community and have access to experienced ISTE faculty and instructional coaches who will facilitate the online course. Participants will also earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a digital badge to showcase their skills. The next course cycle will run from September 25 through December 8, 2017.
In part one of this series, we discussed how implementing certain structures can help develop student creation as a learning method. The first three structures included precise scheduling, developing well-crafted scenarios, and offering students choice within their projects.
Let’s dive into the final three structures that help harness student creativity through project-based learning.
Students get more learning out of creation than they would out of almost anything else. We know that! However, creation projects are just like everything else success and learning depend on the structure.
One of the most important factors in ensuring student success is quality instruction by teachers. However, quality instruction can be a difficult goal if teachers do not have the resources to improve their skills and if rising levels of teacher stress go unchecked.