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1 Teaching Roles of Librarians: New Variations Or Everything I Needed to Know I Learned When Teaching Kindergarten! Computers in Libraries 2005 Missy Harvey Carnegie Mellon University March 2005

2 Overview What Qualifies Me? Becoming a Great Teacher How Does Teaching Online Differ from Teaching In-Person? Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online

3 What Qualifies Me? Degree in Elementary Education Ten Years Teaching for Library Schools Teaching Kindergarten was My Favorite Find the BEST Means to Enable Students to Learn

4 Becoming a Great Teacher Product of My College “…we envision our graduates as realizing themselves as learnersstill growing and changing, still acquiring new knowledge, still developing new questions.”

5 Becoming a Great Teacher Anyone Can Teach Mindset Can Everyone Write Well? Limitations and Abilities You Do Not Know Everything We May Not All Learn the Same Way Use More Than One Approach

6 Becoming a Great Teacher Approach from a New Point of View Opportunity to Rethink/Reconsider Respect Be Sensitive Handle Questions Delicately Provide Positive Reinforcement

7 How Does Teaching Online Differ from Teaching In-Person? Considerably More Work Good Communication is Vital State Expectations Up-Front Requires More Self-Discipline Preconceived Ideas of the Necessary Time Commitment

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9 How Does Teaching Online Differ from Teaching In-Person? Listen to Your Students Jump In If Necessary But Do Not Dominate Contentious Discussions Managing Chat Sessions

10 Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online Good Organization is Key

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12 Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online Deliver Segments Weekly Provide Clear and Detailed Instructions Set Consistent Due Dates You Have to Be the Person Who is Consistent and Reliable Immediate Feedback

13 Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online Increase Communication Efforts Encourage Students to Share Ideas with Each Other Rely on Digital Dropbox Confirmations of Receipt of Each Assignment Provide More Handouts than Normal

14 Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online Provide More than a Syllabus Links to Additional Resources Make Yourself Accessible More than for a Traditional Class Encourage Contact Never Ignore Student s Do Not Forget Praise

15 Skills and Techniques for Teaching Online For Successful Online Courses, Students Ask that Instructors: –Complete Grading in a Reasonable Turnaround and Return Items with Comments –Post Expectations for the Course Clearly and from Week One –Provide Lots of Feedback –Most Important, Keep Communication Lines Open

16 Backbone of My Teaching Philosophy Principles Taught in My Education Degree Teachers have a moral obligation to act in the best interests of the students they serve Teachers should possess such qualities as: –intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, judgment, imagination, and self-discipline—in addition to such virtues as empathy, fairness, respect for others, and patience We are strongly encouraged to: –be willing to reflect on our teaching –to engage with others in questioning and discussing the activities of teaching, the place and value of teaching, the processes of inquiry –and to evaluate current trends and time-worn practices in education

17 Additional Information Teaching Best Practices (Carnegie Mellon) A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence Designing Principles for Online Instruction Department of Education Mission Statement (Concordia College)


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