OHS 01 C — Teaching Your Class Online: Essentials and Practice (Humanities Instructors)
Schedule: July 13 - July 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PT)
Description: Available for instructors worldwide, this course covers the essentials of online teaching. It will cover general guidelines for adapting your course into an online format, best practices for varied situations, common pitfalls in online course design, and how to troubleshoot student issues online.
Meg Lamont, AB Brown University; PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Meg Lamont is an assistant head of school at Stanford Online High School, where she is responsible for onboarding and training new instructors, most of whom do not come to the school with experience teaching online. She teaches English at SOHS, and served as Division Head of English before her current role. Before coming to SOHS, she was an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, where she taught medieval and Renaissance literature.
John Lanier, BS University of Georgia; MA University of Georgia; ABD University of California, Berkeley
John Lanier teaches Latin at Stanford Online High School. He has taught Latin at all levels, including three years as the director of Berkeley's Summer Latin Workshop. At the University of Georgia and at Berkeley, he taught a wide variety of related subjects, including Classical Myth, Greek Religion, and Greek and Roman Civilization.
Week Two: Teaching Your Class Online: A Practicum (Humanities Instructors)
Schedule: July 20 - July 24, 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)
Description: This course provides an opportunity for small groups of up to ten Humanities instructors to work intensively with a Stanford Online High School (OHS) instructor on translating their own class to an online format. After two initial sessions dedicated to planning and initial feedback, the remaining sessions will be dedicated to practice. Course members will create and teach a sample lesson online based on their own teaching needs for next year. They will receive feedback on all aspects of their sample lesson, including how students can prepare for the in-class lesson and how they will build on lesson content in future assignments. Course members will leave the course with practical tools for success in teaching their class and their students online.
These courses are focused on middle school and high school instruction.
The first week is a free, open-enrollment course, and is a prerequisite for the smaller practicum course in the second week. There are no required textbooks for these courses.