The  foundation for my course has been created and is clear and workable.. What I need to do is now fill in the gaps. I am not converting an on-ground course to online. Rather, I am creating a completely new course that fulfills and exceeds the requirements of my school district.

I have spend considerable time conceiving and creating a custom course management system. I am using my web site to hold the course. Some of the major factors I am striving to achieve in my course are,  that it should be graphically appealing to high school students and it should be thrifty in the  use of words

  • Lessons

    • Refine Lessons

    • Create Additional lessons

    • Create and Refine Lectures

  • Syllabus and General Course Items

    • Improve wording and physical layout

    • Go beyond the basic (simple) prescribed syllabus of my school district and foster the opportunity for advanced learning

  • Further Develop the CMS - I am using my website

    • Find good discussion boards

    • Password protect the site

    • Create surveys and forms for data input

    • Create Tests

  • Ad Multimedia elements

  • Develop lessons incorporating multi-modal styles for presenting information

  • Focus on exactly what I want the outcomes of:

    • Taking this course to be

    • Each individual lesson

    • Utilizing the CMS

  • Communication

    • Develop strategies for communicating with my students

    • Develop strategies for promoting and guiding the learning process

    • Work on refining wording to maximize communication

    • Develop a color scheme that promotes communication

    • Try to translate my own verbal, F2f style for interacting with students into an approach I can use to communicate over the web.

  • Planning for change and development

    • Set up systems for student input and teacher observations in order to develop and improve the course.

    • Get additional input from individuals: high school students, faculty, master's classmates.