"Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity" (ISTE, 2008)
As a Professor, in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan, I created an asynchronous online workshop, Beyond F2F, for faculty interested in course design, development, and delivery from the face-to-face to the virtual classroom. The workshop encourages a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, however, given the restraints for professional development time, the workshop is a little less than a one-hour per week commitment. The original version was a credit course that I piloted called, iTeach, that incorporated more interactivity and inquiry.
To mirror the contnet in the workshop, I also authored an interactive epub called the Emerging Trends Collection available free on the Apple iBooks Store or as a series of viewbooks on Issuu as a stack or shelf. There are still a few chapters to add, and, of course, there will always be a new emerging trend to capture in the collection.
I am currently reviewing the content to consider aligning to the 5 C's: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Civics or Citizenship, in particular global- and digital- citizenship. I would like to add more of the fundamentals skills that underly student success from the face-to-face to the virtual classroom with respect to these soft skills.
ISTE. (2008). ISTE Standards for Teachers. ISTE.org. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/standards-for-teachers/nets-for-teachers-2008