Developing & Improving Online Teaching Strategies & Promising Practices: OTA 121
OTA 121 Sessions Available for 2012-13
June 17 - July 16, 2013 (week of July 4th off)
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July 8 - August 16, 2013
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Course Fee: $350.00
Optional 2 graduate credits: Viterbo University for $220
Required Textbook: Cavanaugh, C. & Blomeyer R. (2007) What Works in K-12 Online Learning. Oregon: Eugene. International Society for Technology in Education
***This course meets the WI DPI guidelines for the 30 hr. PD requirement for online teaching.Wisconsin State Statute 118.19 (13)
This course explores specific content, pedagogy, and effective teaching strategies specific to the new or experienced online teachers that will or have instructed asynchronous or blended (combination of asynchronous and synchronous with potentially some face to face instruction) online courses for students. The Online Teaching Course is a six-week, online professional development course that will enable K-12 teachers to attain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to be effective facilitators of highly interactive, technology-mediated learning, in both fully online and “blended” online learning environments.
Orientation to Online Learning: Standards
Technology, Tools & Online Activities
Online Facilitation: Supporting Meaningful Interaction
Assessing & Evaluating Online Student Performance
Managing Online Learning Environments
Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Online Teaching & Learning
This fully online professional development course is designed to help K-12 teachers develop and demonstrate instructional proficiencies required for supporting effective online learning. Participants will develop and improve online teaching strategies, pedagogy, and promising practices.
Credentialed and experienced K-20 teachers who plan to integrate online or “blended” learning as a regular component of their instructional delivery.
Upon completion of our course, participants will be able to:
Explain and use the basic elements of online courses: email, threaded discussions, real-time conferencing
Facilitate asynchronous and synchronous online discussions
Create collaborative, online and/or blended learning activities for students
Identify issues associated with the management of online classes
Discuss the ethical and legal issues associated with online education
Explain the accessibility issues associated with online education
Discuss strategies for integrating online and classroom instruction
Note: This course does not address use of technology in the classroom but focuses on distance learning via computer/internet. It also concentrates on facilitation skills rather than design of online courses. The course requires synchronous as well as asynchronous collaborative and independent work.
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For more information please contact your local Cooperative Educational Service Agency or:
Email: Dawn Nordine, CESA 9
Phone: 715.453.2141, ext. 231