UAS Offers Course in Coaching Online Students
The University of Alaska Southeast is offering a one-credit course for paraprofessionals, parents, and substitute teachers, about coaching students who are taking courses online. The course is intended to help build a culture and environment of support and achievement for high school students taking online courses (Alaska’s Learning Network and other) statewide. The course centers on the online student and instructional and behavioral supports they need to complete their online courses.
The course ($90) is a three-part course delivered via Blackboard including:
- Community, Communication, and Trouble Shooting. Students (paraprofessionals) will learn how to build and support a community of learners through technology, as well as troubleshooting technology issues.
- Skills and Best Practices for Asynchronous and Synchronous Tools. Students (paraprofessionals) will learn technology skills and classroom websites (LMS) and live interactions using video conference and audio conferences.
- Elements of Successful Student and Coaching. Students (paraprofessionals) will learn skills to support and build successful distance learning students, as well as being a positive and supportive coach for online learning
- Conclusion: students (paraprofessionals) will complete a portfolio demonstrating their skills as demonstrated through a series of their work and scenarios online.