Through two online sessions and a practical application, gain knowledge of multimedia approaches for creating content that engages your students, bringing history and science to life and helping them gain a deeper understanding of what they are studying.
Create a multimedia presentation for use in an web-based remote classroom, or embed multimedia components within a presentation for use in an un-connected in-person classroom such as within the Department of Corrections.
- ELA, social studies, science, or technology teachers and tutors of all levels
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
Through multimedia, students can experience significant historic moments and explore documents, artifacts, and places. They can explore science through experiments, hands-on tools, and real life images. Studies have long shown that multi-sensory learning helps our brains remember information better than single-sensory learning and is in line with the theory of multiple intelligences.
All components must be completed in order to receive a total of 6 PD hours:
Two-hour Zoom session (1/14/22):
- View and discuss three multimedia approaches that may be used to show information, in both in-person and online learning situations.
- Use MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or Google Slides to draft a multimedia presentation of an historic event, person, document, artifact, or scientific concept for use with students.
- Post your presentation to Blackboard, or email it to the instructor.
- Email the instructor with any questions on difficult topics or challenges within the multimedia approaches. The instructor will investigate and present on the answers in the final session.
- Prepare to present your work in the final Zoom session.
Two-hour Zoom session (2/11/22):
- Present your work, discuss your peers' presentations, and review any difficult topics or challenges that were identified.
- View and discuss further creative resources for building interactive presentations with a variety of multimedia.
- Experience advanced formats and tools.
Please note: You cannot access this online course from the SABES website. You will receive an email 1–2 days before the start date with instructions on how to access the course.
- Explain three lesson approaches for incorporating multimedia into history or science
- Recognize several ways to represent complex information using multimedia
- Build an engaging lesson using multimedia as an assignment
- Offer flexible lesson delivery (face-to-face or distance learning/remote learning) in your lesson
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Access to a computer or device capable of full participation in Zoom
- Comfort with accessing the Internet and with trying audio and video tools
- Basic Microsoft Office skills
- Basic Google tools skills
Online (Blackboard & Zoom)