METRC Professional Development
Contact Kerri or Laura to set up a time to chat about instructional technology tools or remote learning strategies. We can talk through teaching ideas, online/METRC resources, and get into specifics about digital tools like Playposit or Flipgrid.
Live/Synchronous sessions will be posted here. Scroll down to find asynchronous/self-paced courses.
Upcoming Live/Synchronous Sessions
Quality Matters Self-Study Group
Quality Matters (QM) is a research-based course quality program for online and blended courses. At least 25% of the course must occur online/asynchronously for QM certification but a self-study can still be useful as a course reflection tool. If you’d like to explore QM and spend some time reflecting on your course design, consider joining METRC for a 7 week self-study using the QM rubric for course quality. Participants will create a QM account and use the Course Self Review in between group discussion sessions to analyze their own course. In the sessions we will have guided discussions, share questions, and give updates. Come to the sessions that are important to you!
May 18 * Intro & Brief Rubric
May 25 * Standard 2
June 1 * Standard 3
June 8 * Standard 4
June 15 * Standards 5 & 6
June 22 * Standards 7 & 8
June 29 * Standard 1
Summer YA & Middle Grades Book Club
Get ready for another summer of reading popular and quality young adult and middle grades books. Stay tuned for the title list!
METRC Professional Development: Self-Paced Online Sessions
These modules can be completed on your schedule and are comprised of videos, readings, quizzes, and other interactive features. These courses are designed by METRC or are third-party free courses that have been reviewed by METRC before being posted here. If you have questions while in a course/module, please contact METRC staff. Learn something new on your time!
Remote Teaching and Digital Tool Self-Paced Courses
METRC PD Google Classroom Self-Paced
This 45-90 minute module is run through Moodle and will walk participants through the basics of Google Classroom. You will enroll in Google Classroom as a student to experience different features and then complete interactive activities to try out different activities in Google Classroom. You will also see the "teacher-side" of Google Classroom and can print a completion certificate when you have finished the course.
DELTA Self-Paced Trainings
DELTA offers three self-paced training sessions that you can enroll in via Reporter. The courses run in Moodle. You will open Reporter, select "Register Now" and then go back to Reporter to access the content. Click on "Online Content" in Reporter after you have registered. To get back to Reporter go to http://reporter.ncsu.edu
Flipgrid Self-Paced Introduction
This Flipgrid course from the Microsoft Educator Center will guide you through getting started in Flipgrid and creating topics, discussions, etc. for courses. You can sign in with your NC State Gmail/Unity account if you want to track your progress. Flipgrid does not specifically integrate with Moodle but is easy to add by putting your share link from Flipgrid into Moodle on a page, as part of a Moodle book, as a URL, etc.
METRC PD Google Assignments Self-Paced
This 45-90 minute module is run through Moodle and will walk participants through the basics of Google Assignments. You will start by considering use cases for the Google Assignments Moodle activity. Next you will submit a document through Google Assignments to see the student experience. You will also practice adding a Google Assignment to one of your Moodle sites and can print a completion certificate when you have finished the course.
PlayPosit Self-Paced Introduction
The PlayPosit Academy created by PlayPosit will guide you through the basics of creating a PlayPosit "bulb" and adding interactions using a series of videos and links to documentation. You can pick and choose between the 12 available topics or complete the entire series, earn a badge and print a completion certificate.
When you are ready to try PlayPosit, start by adding a PlayPosit activity into Moodle. After your NC State account is linked to PlayPosit through Moodle you can also access your bulbs from www.playposit.com. Our license only includes adding videos from YouTube, Vimeo or Mediasite. So videos you create yourself will have to be uploaded to one of those platforms before you can add it to PlayPosit.