Concurrent Design

Instructional Strategies

Motivational Strategies

WBI Flow Chart

WBI Strategy

WBI Plan of Instruction

Math and More Page Design (Story Board)


Gantt Chart

Wk 1
Wk 2
Wk 3
Wk 4
Wk 5
Wk 6
Wk 7

Conduct Preplanning Activities



Write objectives




Write assessment items and tools




Evaluate Objectives and Assessment Items




Cluster and sequence objectives




Create WBI Strategy Worksheet




Identify media




Evaluate instructional strategies and media selections




Flowchart and story board lesson




Evaluate flowchart and story boards




Design Website Module 1 & 2




Course Syllabus




Design Website Module 3-5




Convert Story boards to Web pages




Conduct evaluation (test Website and instructional quality of WBI, troubleshoot technology, test)



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Instructional Strategies

Orientation to Learning Instructional Strategies
Provide an overview

A welcome statement that features teacher introduction and contact information, course outline, and a variety of internal and external links and technologies that are available for this math course. Modules will be accessible with the click of a mouse.

State the objectives
  • An overview of desired performance outcomes and associated standards provide a conceptual map for global learners.
Explain the relevance of instruction
  • Video welcome to WBI - Site overview - Importance of good Netiquette and CyberSafety.
Assist learner recall or prior knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Collaborative Activity Introductions - Learners post one math activity at which they are strong, and respond to the following: "If you were a math symbol, what would you be and why? Post your responses to your Gaggle blog. If you do not have a Gaggle account, please post in discussion forum and I will get you enrolled."
Provide directions on how to start, navigate, and proceed through the unit of instruction Use the Moodle Navigator to follow a sample lesson!
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Instruction on the Content Instructional Strategies
Present instructional content
  • Each module will provide scaffolding and clear objectives for the lessons contained therein.
  • The information will be presented sequentially, but learners can review previous modules throughout the course.
  • Each lesson will include an introduction in text as well as the objectives being presented in audio. Each lesson will have multimedia components with embedded video where possible.
  • Care will be taken to deliver only relevant media aspects to limit cognitive overload.
Provide learning cues
  • Thoughtful placement of text and graphics will guide learner through learning activities. Module Title and contextual reminders will be available on every page layout.
Present opportunities for practice
  • Math sites such as Apangea not only provide practice opportunities, but also immediate feedback. Web 2.0 tools offer choices for sharing ideas and student reflection.
Provide feedback on practice performance
  • Even though learners get immediate feedback from the technology aspect, experts, teacher, and peers offer feedback through chat/blog and threaded discussion boards where questions can be asked and answered. Drop box and group share sites such as Google docs allow teacher to access student work and provide feedback as well.
Provide review of and close the unit of instruction Teacher summarizes main points of content and activities upon completion of each lesson.
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Measurement of Learning Instructional Strategies
Assess performance
  • Every module will begin with a pretest using multiple question modes.
  • Student projects will be relevant to the desired learning outcomes. Projects will be graded using a rubric provided to student prior to project start.
  • Teacher will provide informal assessment as student progresses through module or lesson via chat or discussion threads.
  • Modules will be finalized with a post test to assess student progress and evaluate effectiveness of lesson design.
Advise learner of progress frequently
  • Teacher will record grades within a few days of due date.
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Summary & Close Instructional Strategies
Provide opportunities for retention
  • Course learning outcomes are reviewed
Provide remediation for unmet objectives
  • Summarize and review lesson through graphics and text. Teacher makes closing remarks about main points of lesson
Provide opportunities for retention
  • Summarize and review lesson through graphics and text, teacher provides directions to review instructional materials to clarify misconceptions. Students review assessment and corresponding responses to understand their error.
Enhance and enrich learning
  • Teacher suggests additional activities, case studies. Student posts reflective summary and identifies next steps that go beyond the lesson. Closing remarks for lesson or WBI course.
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Motivational Strategies

(Wlodkowski & Ginsberg)

Element Possible Strategies

Learning Community

Icebreaker activity - what math sign would you choose to represent you?

Chat forum for off-content discussion.

Atmosphere of relevance and choice
  • Student input for paths, goals, content of lesson. Choice when given project tasks
Challenging and reflective learning environments
  • Case Studies and Blog posts or other web 2.0 expressions
Promoting environment of success
  • Practice at various levels of learning taxonomies.
  • Align practice activities with learner interests in mind.


Davidson-Shivers, G. V. (2006). Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. Columbus: Merrill Prentice Hall.


What You Need to be Successful

  • Computer - PC or Mac with multimedia capabilitieis.
  • Software - Presentation, Word Processing, and Spreadsheet (can be open source).
  • Time Management - Deadlines approach quickly - don't wait until the last minute to get the job done!


Problem of the Week

In addition to assignments, quizzes and tests, students will develop math skills through the weekly enrichment activity, or Problem of the Week (POW). This problem will be due the last day of each week (normally Thursday). Each POW has four parts - the main problem and three exercises which further develop the strategy introduced in the main problem.

About Your Instructor

Mrs. Brimacomb

Stefanie Brimacomb is a multi-endorsed math, business, and computer teacher in a remote Idaho town where online learning is essential to provide students a competitive education.

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