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Teaching Online in K-12 provides a short 10-hour overview to various aspects of teaching online, including interaction, quality, designing your course to be uniquely Adventist, and more. Each of the 10 modules includes short videos, short readings, and interactive assignments. There will be optional resources provided if you have a desire to dig a bit deeper.
After completing this course, you will earn 1.0 CEU and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.
You will gain a basic understanding of online education and its place within Adventist education. You will learn about different modes of online delivery; how to deliver a quality experience; and how to design content, assessment, and human interaction. You will end the course with strategies and best practices to use in your online teaching. After completing this course, you will earn 1.0 CEU and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.
La Ronda Curtis Forsey, MSc, currently serves as an associate dean for the School of Distance Education and International Partnerships and Principal of Griggs International Academy at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The Griggs team supports 1400+ students per year with online students and international schools. Her current work includes the management of mentoring online teachers and supporting the infrastructure of online learning. La Ronda has been at Andrews University since 2011, but she’s been involved in online learning since 2005 when Atlanta Adventist Academy (AAA) began synchronous online streaming with partner sites. While serving as principal of AAA, La Ronda was invited to make a presentation in support of online learning to the United States Department of Education for Non-Public Schools. La Ronda has also served as a member of TDEC, which is the NAD K-12 Adventist Education Technology and Distance Education Committee. She attends Online Learning Conferences such as ISTE and INACOL regularly to understand best practices of online learning, and she has assisted in hosting an online teaching conference in 2017 at Andrews University. Prior to working at Andrews University/Griggs International Academy, she has worked as a teacher and/or administrator at Forest Lake Academy, Maxwell Adventist Academy, Campion Academy, and Atlanta Adventist Academy. Currently, La Ronda has interest in making online learning an integral part of a K-12 student’s education whether the student is at home, school, or moving about the planet. She believes that online education is a support system for schools and families, but it’s not here to take over the classroom teacher. Mentoring teachers and finding innovative ways to interact with online students is high on the list for La Ronda.
I had a wonderful experience. Thank you
I really appriciated the resource pages with links to scholarly articles and information. This course covers all the topics needed in preparing, teaching, and grading online courses from multiple angels.
It simply amazes me. Mini-course answers all my questions on how to teach online. Thank you God for the privilege. I like the experience of not being able to pass the quiz without getting 100%.
On the video segments, when the active camera is to the right of the speaker but the speaker keeps looking straight ahead, that doesn't work very well. If the camera angle is going to switch, the speaker should pan toward the active camera. There were a ... Read More