NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

COVID Learning, Pts 1 - 12

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Stacy Duffield

Grading: Letter or S/U

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Friday, May 06, 2022

Course completion: May 13, 2022

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

* 1 for each part Credits

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 each part

Course Description:

The pandemic pushed us to quickly learn many new skills as we experienced a multitude of transitions. We learned many new technologies, adapted lessons, created new lessons, and figured out how to support students in this new learning environment. Most of this learning was in the moment but just as valuable as learning you have done in formal classes. You deserve credit for your new skills, and this class allows you to document your learning to receive credit toward licensure and salary lane changes.


  • The educator will identify learning that occurred to support students during the pandemic.
  • The educator will determine evidence of this learning.

Topical Outline:


  • The educator will present a log of learning activities equivalent to 15 hrs. for 1 professional development credit. If you have 45 hrs. for example, you would enroll in COVID Learning, Part 1, 2 & 3.  
  • Earn PD credit for all professional learning you have completed from March 2020 to present, list the name of activity and how many minutes/hours you spent to complete the activity. 

"It feels nice to be able to get continuing credits for doing all of that extra work that went unnoticed. Now all of that extra work that was done over the pandemic school year feels recognized."

"Appreciate Dr. Duffield giving us the opportunity for college credit. Doing this class helped me to see how much I learning during COVID!"

"I appreciated the respect, flexibility and professionalism I was shown to share my personal experiences over the past year plus the COVID extra or different type duties."

"Very prompt feedback which I appreciated. Also very clear and concise communication."

"This class was so awesome and she was stellar! Thank you for your help and taking the time to administer this course!"

"Dr. Duffield was outstanding. She communicated with me and even took time to speed up the grading of my assignments. She exemplifies the type of teacher I strike to be. Thank you Dr. Duffield."

"Everything was very well explained in detail, the program, assignments, and expectations were laid out, helpful and thorough."

"I think it is wonderful that NDSU offers these credits for teachers to show all of the hard work put in during distance learning/pandemic."

"Stacy did an amazing job with all the students enrolled; she answered all my questions and provided excellent feedback when grading coursework. She's amazing!"

Course Requirements:

  1. Log of learning activities.
  2. Artifacts or reflective writing to explain the learning activities to include, but are not limited to, the following. In parentheses behind each is an example of the evidence that could be submitted.
  • Learned how to use a new learning management system (brief explanation of the learning, or a screen shot of a class you created);
  • Created instructional videos (link to sample video's);
  • Set up a virtual classroom (screen shot of class or link into class);
  • Adapted lessons for distance learning (brief explanation of adaptations);
  • Learned how to use edpuzzle, etc. (screen shot or link to activities).

About The Instructor

Stacy DuffieldStacy Duffield

Stacy Duffield earned her Ph.D. in Secondary/Higher Education from the University of North Dakota. Her M.Ed. in Reading Education was awarded from the University of North Dakota.  Dr. Stacy Duffield is the Director of Office of Teaching & Learning has been at NDSU for 16+ years. Stacy also teaches undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation courses, coordinated the Teacher Education program and the School of Education assessment and accreditation efforts, supervises student teachers, and researches scholarly writing for publication. Stacy taught in public high schools schools for nine years before starting her career in higher education.

Dr. Duffield's work has been published in numerous scholarly publications including the Journal of Chemical Education, Middle School Journal, Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Journal of Education for Business, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Encyclopedia of Rural America, Teacher Development, and Current Issues in Education. Stacy has received many awards & honors such as the 2018 Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education; received for several years both the Outstanding Service to the School of Education as well as the Apple Polisher Award from NDSU Bison Ambassadors student organization for outstanding teaching.

**Registration Instructions:

Online registration URL closes March 18th @ 5:00 p.m.

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