e-Learning Courses

Professional Development Course for In-Service Teachers: Teaching with DAW Software

The purpose of this course is to provide web-based professional development to in-service K-12 music teachers in both technical skills and pedagogical practice through project-based integration of technology tools, specifically computer-based digital audio workstation (DAW) software.  In this long-term (16 week) training, learners will develop basic proficiency in DAW operation while concurrently exploring and developing best practices for implementation of DAW-driven instruction in their own classroom.  An exciting feature of this course is that all DAW-based project presentation/sharing, peer feedback, and discussion is facilitated via Flipgrid, an online video discussion platform.

Click on the images below to review sample pages from this course.  If you would like to explore the course in its entirety, please email me at ryanthomasgibson@gmail.com, and I will grant you access as an observer within 24 hours.

 

Review the design document for this course here: Design Document- Teaching with DAW Software

Review the Job Aid/Lesson Guide for Teaching with DAW Software here: JOB AID -Teaching with DAW Software


Exemplar Online Course for Students Utilizing OER: Algebra I

The purpose of this course is to show how OER (Open Education Resources) resources can be utilized to create an Algebra 1 course that aligns with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and prepares the learner for the end of course STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test for Algebra I.   This course is highly adaptable, and can be taught 100% online or in a blended-learning format.

Click on the images below to review sample pages from this course.  If you would like to explore the course in its entirety, please email me at ryanthomasgibson@gmail.com, and I will grant you access as an observer within 24 hours.

 

Review the Job Aid/Lesson Guide for this course here: Algebra 1 Facilitator Guide


Digital 5th Grade Science Lesson using OER: Collabrify Roadmap

Using Collabrify’s interactive roadmaps system, this is an engaging digital lesson with content for students to learn and explore the concepts of light reflection, refraction, and absorption.  Through personal reflection, observation, and participation in a collaborative experiment, students gain a deeper understanding of how light travels, which they will have the opportunity to demonstrate through virtual performance tasks and assessments.

Collabrify is a suite of mobile educational applications and tools that support 1-1 learning that is collaborative, creative, encourages critical thinking, and supports communication.   It can be used in both face to face and virtual classrooms, and is device agnostic, meaning it will function on any internet-connected hardware available.  The Collabrify Roadmap System, with which this lesson was created, combines Collabrify applications with learning management tools that enable teachers to create, distribute, and enact digital lessons using OER (Open Education Resources), taking advantage of the wealth of learning resources available on the web.

 

Click on the images below to review sample material from this lesson.

 

For more information about Collabrify for teaching and learning, click here.