Course Description

We can all agree that COVID-19’s effect on K-12 education has been seismic. Paul Reville, founding director of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HSGE) Redesign Lab refers to this as a “Sputnik Moment” and encourages educators to seize this opportunity and prepare to advocate for all-encompassing change. In place of our traditional internships, Fall 2020 Teaching Interns will partner with ACT faculty and teachers (both arts and general education) from several K-12 schools, museums and community arts organizations, to design Visually-based Digital Learning Objects that enhance the delivery of curriculum in a COVID-19 remote learning environment.

Just what is a Micro Learning Object? It’s an Animation, Video or Visually based Interactive that delivers a “small burst” of Information to learners. Micro learning objects can be sequenced and scaffolded to build deeper knowledge delivery. But they are always short! Think: Edu-tainment. Think: Engagement. Think: Completely Aligned with Standards. We will be learning and using Adobe Spark to do this. It is super easy and fun!

What will this look like? Interested Arts Integration partners will suggest a specific “need” for a remote Micro–Learning Object that supports an online lesson that they are teaching this fall. Using the rigors of the Design Process, Universal Design and Unparalleled Creativity, Otis ACT students will design remote Micro–Learning prototypes for partners to test in Fall 2020 virtual classrooms. Our goal is to explore transformative, student-led digital learning that is human centered and heart-built.

Prerequisite: Teaching for Learning I, or ACT Program Director’s approval.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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