Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP)
Our award-winning Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP) was nationally recognized!
What is TOPP?
TOPP prepares our faculty to develop and facilitate high-quality online classes. Participants learn about effective online pedagogy and current state, federal and ACCJC requirements for online classes; practice maximizing key Laulima and Web 2.0 tools; and design and build their online class sites in a supportive community of practice.
TOPP is now offered in 5 modules
The Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP) at Kapi‘olani CC was revamped and redesigned to meet the growing online learning trends and evolving online learners, especially post-pandemic. TOPP now consists of five modules that will help prepare faculty to increase their technology skills, create a learning plan, develop an online/hybrid class using the latest learning technologies, ensure ADA accessibility in their digital resources, and continue their professional development journey.
NOTE: Advanced TOPPics is topical and by invitation only for the TOPP and TOPP To Go! graduates.
March 14-18, 2022
Recommended for anyone ready to build basic skills in Zoom, Google, Laulima, and basic ADA. This module will consist of five 2-hour sync sessions where participants practice hands-on with peers and the facilitators.
Course Planning for Active Learning
May 23 – June 3, 2022
Online Sync & Async
The participants will create a detailed plan (lessons, activities, assessments, and resources) for active learning that aligns with the SLOs. This module will prepare them for TOPP Building an Online Classroom.
Building An Online Classroom
June 6 – July 1, 2022
Build an online/hybrid classroom in Laulima with guidance from the facilitators and peers. Must have completed TOPP Course Planning and/or completed a Course Map.
The 8 Habits for Highly Accessible Course Content
July 11 – August 5, 2022
Online Sync & Async
Join a supportive community to collaboratively revise digital resources (Laulima, Word, PDF, Google Docs, and multimedia) and ensure ADA accessibility in your online/hybrid classes.