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OHS 01 — Teaching Your Class Online: Practical Approaches

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Monday - Friday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 weeks
Date(s): Jun 21—Jul 2
Time: 10:00 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: May 17
Units: 2
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $95
Instructor(s): Anne Hruska, John Lanier, Meg Lamont
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
Monday - Friday
10:00 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Jun 21—Jul 2
2 weeks
Refund Date
May 17
2 Units
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Anne Hruska, John Lanier, Meg Lamont
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
How can you make an online class not just an emergency stopgap, but a place for excellent teaching and meaningful connection between teacher and students? This intensive two-week course, taught by Stanford Online High School instructors, will focus on how teachers can adapt their particular class content and teaching style to serve their students in the online pedagogical environment. The course will concentrate on building and maintaining classroom communities as a support to student learning, and on adapting to the constraints of varied schools or districts.

Each day, the entire cohort will come together for opening discussions by the instructors, followed by breakout sessions on specific topics—including lesson plans, assignment types, syllabus creation and adaptation, equitable practices, assessment design, student engagement and participation, among others, going from general guidelines and theory to practical application. Breakouts will be led by Stanford OHS instructors and staff, who will provide feedback and answer questions. Participants will leave the course with practical tools for success in presenting their content and teaching their students online.

This course is designed for high school and middle school teachers but the techniques taught are applicable to any level of instruction and experience in teaching online.

English Instructor, Stanford Online High School

Anne Hruska taught for five years in Stanford’s Introduction to the Humanities program, and has also taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Missouri, and the Pedagogical Institute in Saratov, Russia. She received a PhD from UC Berkeley and her academic speciality is Russian literature.

Latin Instructor, Stanford Online High School

John Lanier has taught Latin at all levels, and is a former director of the UC Berkeley Summer Latin Workshop. Earlier, he taught courses in Classical myth, Greek religion, and Greek and Roman civilization at the University of Georgia and UC Berkeley. He received an MA from the University of Georgia.

Assistant Head of School and English Instructor, Stanford Online High School

Meg Lamont is responsible for onboarding and training new instructors at SOHS. Earlier, she was an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, where she taught medieval and Renaissance literature. She received a PhD from UCLA.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.