Author Archives: Denise Herrenbruck
Preparing to suddenly move all instruction online due to Covid-19 can feel overwhelming to faculty. How to get started? Here’s one doable solution for teachers without previous experience: create an asynchronous online class using two simple tools: a blank webpage and a discussion forum. In fact, when it comes to interaction, collaboration and overall quality, [...]
Opinion Article in The Oregonian: How Online Education Can Work
Towards Fair and Meaningful Grading Practices for the Differentiated Standards-Based Classroom Public school teachers today are charged with designing standards-based learning experiences that will be effective with increasingly diverse groups of students. To fulfill that goal, they have begun to use a wide variety of the assignments, learning activities, culminating projects and assessments with the [...]
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” Henry Adams A Tribute to a Special Teacher
Asynchronous forums offer many learning opportunities and benefits, but deep inquiry happens only when the teacher provides good structure and moderation. Here are my 10 tips for building purposeful conversation in asynchronous virtual forums.