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Teaching Your Class Online: Essentials and Practice

Taught by veteran instructors at Stanford Online High School (OHS), this two-part series of courses will help middle and high school instructors move from general concepts for teaching online to the practical details of adapting your class for your students. Together, these courses will focus on how teachers can adapt their particular class content and teaching style to serve their students within the constraints of their school and its resources. Attention will be given throughout to building and maintaining classroom communities to support student learning.

Free CourseTeaching Your Class Online: The Essentials

Available for instructors worldwide, this free course covers the essentials of online teaching. It will cover general guidelines for adapting your course to an online format, best practices for varied situations, common pitfalls in online course design, and how to troubleshoot student issues online.

Date(s): Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
Duration: 5 days
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PT)
Platform: Zoom

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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. John 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, John taught a wide variety of related subjects, including Classical Myth, Greek Religion, and Greek and Roman Civilization.

CourseTeaching Your Class Online: A Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for small groups of up to 10 instructors to work intensively with an Online High School instructor on translating their own class to an online format. (Choose from two separate tracks: STEM and Humanities). 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 online lesson 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. Participants will leave the course with practical tools for success in teaching their class and their students online.
*Please Note* The free course listed above, "Teaching Your Class Online: The Essentials," is a prerequisite for the courses below.

Date(s): Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
Time(s): 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PT) OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PT)
Duration: 5 days
Platform: Zoom
Tuition: $95

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Humanities Registration
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Humanities Registration
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Contact: continuingstudies@stanford.edu