Introduction to ELOs (free, self-paced online course)
In two and a half to five hours, learn:
- What an ELO is
- What people are needed on an ELO team
- How to design an ELO
- A step-by-step process for your first ELO
During the course you’ll create an ELO for a pretend student who loves yoga.
Note: this is a course about ELOs themselves, not how to set up an ELO program at your school.
About the course
- Format: Self-paced, with open-ended start and finish dates. Frequent activities.
- Estimated time to complete: 2.5 – 5 hours if you take the time to do all the activities. You can work at your own pace, on your own schedule.
- Academic credit: There are no grades. You’ll be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the course.
- Audience: preservice and inservice educators. Also suitable for parents, youth and community partners interested in learning more about ELOs.
- Instructor: This course is self-paced and unmonitored. Answers to activities are supplied within the course. See below for resources to learn more about ELOs.
- Prerequisites: none.
The course is divided into six modules of varying lengths:
- Introduction (10 min)
- What is an ELO? What are the learning components? (35 min)
- Roles and Responsibilities within an ELO (25 min)
- Prerequisites to Designing an ELO (20 min)
- Using the Design Template (45 min)
- Completing the Design Template and Course Wrap-up (20 min)
ELO course lives in Canvas
Introduction to ELOs is available on a learning management platform called Canvas. You can take the course without registering. If you do set up an account, it will be easier to find the course in the future.