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Adventist Learning Community
1.0 CEU

Teaching Online in K-12

Course Summary

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.

What do I need to know?

After completing this course, you will earn 1.0 CEU and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.

What will I learn in this course?

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.

About the Instructor

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.


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This is certainly an interesting way of teaching. The experiences and information that I have learnt unannounced due to this health hazard have contributed a deep appreciation for online teaching and learning. It is a highly reliable source that can be... Read More

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The Layout of the modules in this course helped me keep motivated to keep going - the chunks of information in each module were just enough to help me not be overwhelmed. The content was also very useful for a first time online teacher like myself. There ... Read More

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Griggs International Academy
1.0 CEU
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