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Free Virtual Teaching Evaluation Rubrics

The National Virtual Teacher Association (NVTA) was created to address the evolving needs of students, educators, and schools. The NVTA worked with a group of veteran virtual instructors across the country, each bringing a unique perspective based on the demographics of the students they instruct, to develop a set of common standards for virtual instruction that are nationally recognized. Based on research and best practices, these standards are built to address all learners and learning environments.

The Principles of Virtual Teaching (PVT) include a series of 22 rubrics categorized into five domains. Within each domain, there are several strands of focus with indicators zeroing in on very specific criteria. Each indicator has an independent rubric including critical criteria and examples.

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Virtual Instruction Standards Handbook

This interactive book will expand on the “Principles of Virtual Teaching” (PVT) Free Rubrics. The PVT is a set of 22 rubrics utilized to evaluate each Strand of virtual instruction. It is strongly recommended that you download your free copy of the PVT and use it to follow along with the chapters. Some sections will also include real-life stories of virtual teachers and administrators who excelled within specific indicators. These exemplar stories of earning “Accomplished” on the rubric may help you visualize what high-quality implementation of the criteria may look like in action. In order to fully synthesize the material presented and apply the learning to your professional reality, you must take the time to respond meaningfully and thoughtfully engage in your learning.

Free Professional Development: Intro to Virtual Teaching

A high-quality virtual learning environment is different than creating a physical one. The interactions with students are digital, the ability to engage them is substantively varied, and creating assessments and homework that ensure students can learn the content is a significant challenge.

To transition to a virtual classroom, teachers and administrators need to acquire new skills and build a common language to earn trust. If you are prepared to continue improving your skills and abilities as a virtual instructor or administrator, this free training is a great place to start!

*Estimated completion time: 1-3 hours