Closed Caption: Welcome to EDRG 3315. This course is typically taught on campus (face-to-face). This semester; however, is going to be different.
Student's Home (Indoor)
I am your instructor, Dr. Pittman. I typically teach this course where we are all in one room together. The entire course will be online. This storyboard will demonstrate my expectations for class discussions in this course.
Student's Cell Phone
EDRG 3315: Discussion PostDo you think phonemic awareness should be taught? Explain your answer.
You will participate in a variety of class discussions in the course. Because we will not be meeting face-to-face, you will complete these while at home (or the place where you obtain the internet).
You will need access to a personal computing device.
EDRG 3315: Discussion PostHow do you plan to teach children to read? Provide specific details.
When participating in the discussions, the discussions would be authentic as if you were meeting together, face-to-face, talking in a group.
As the instructor, I will be present in your group discussions by providing discussion prompts, feedback, and posing questions.
You may participate in the discussions via a cell phone,
smart notebook, such as an iPad,
EDRG 3315 Discussion Post
or personal computer.
The goal of the discussions are to make sure that you are interacting with your peers. You must use critical thinking when you post to the discussion board.
Student Considering How to Respond to the Discussion Board
Student Preparing to Post to the Discussion Board
Dr. Pittman participation in discussions.
EDRG 3315 Discussion Question: Which method is the best for teaching young children the alphabet?
Being Socially Present- Purpose of the Discussion Posts
When you read the discussion prompt, consider Paul-Elder Model of Critical Thinking. Ask yourself questions, such as, "Is my inference logical, Do I need to gather more information, and What is the question I am trying to answer"?
Additionally, before you post, make sure you are respectful of other participants by following the dispositions listed in the syllabus. Some dispositions include: hospitality, mindfulness, participation, and humility.
I will interact with you during your discussions to ensure you are thinking critically. I will pose questions, such as "Can you elaborate further and Could you be more specific". You will be required to answer the questions that I pose, as well.
Your discussions will be grading using the Critical Thinking Grading Rubric for Discussions. Expect a one-week grading period to receive feedback on your discussion posts.
The goal of being social present is to establish yourself as an individual and build relationships that allow you to engage in a community of inquiry. Discussion posts build higher-order thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills by allowing your to hear multiple perspectives and challenging those perspectives.