ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In an effort to meet the needs of K-12 students, educators need the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, pedagogy and skills that enable them to provide rigorous, high quality online educational opportunities!
Through this four course program of study, candidates will be exposed to various aspects of online teaching and learning resulting in the creation of an online portfolio demonstrating proficiency in meeting the PDE competencies for online instruction.
During the final two courses, students will work through embedded field experiences with an online professional. Students will experience the nuances of online instruction, gain valuable insight and hands-on experiences as an instructor of online learning.
Course 1: PSED 522 Foundations of Online Learning in K-12 Environments
This course will introduce the emerging pedagogy of online learning to K-12 interested professionals. Students will explore the requirements needed for successful online learning and teaching. After focusing on the unique characteristics of the online learner, students will explore how to create engaging online learning environments. While there will be a significant focus on class design, there will also be references to the developing research about current best practices. Finally, the ethical issues associated with online learning will be considered.
Course 2: DMET 510 Online Tools and Strategies for Learner Centered Classrooms
Students will increase technological pedagogical content knowledge to create lessons in various on-line learning environments. Application of digital tools will include, but are not limited, to CMS and LMS strategies and the collaborative web in order to develop learner-centered lessons by using an understanding of differentiation, extension and global awareness for the 21st century. By collaborating with classmates and in other on-line environments, the students will extend their personal learning network beyond the class. Activities are primarily project based and contain some synchronous sessions with large and small groups as scheduled by the facilitator.
Course 3: DMET 530 Instructional Design for Effective Learning
Instructional design is a systematic process used to analyze learner needs and then develop, design, and evaluate instructional materials. In this introductory course, students will create a learning unit based on student identified learning goals. Activities are project based along with weekly synchronous sessions scheduled by the facilitator.
Course 4: PSED 523 Assessing Students in K-12 Online Learning Environments
This course presents the key concepts with regard to design and implementation of appropriate assessment in K-12 online learning environments. Students will demonstrate competencies in creating and implementing assessments in online learning which include projects and assignments that assess learning progress by measuring student learning through both formative and summative assessments. Students will complete a field experience with a current online educator.
Typical Course Sequencing is as Follows:
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Course 1: September - December (8 weeks)
Course 3: September - December (15 weeks)
Course 1: January - May (8 weeks)
Course 2: January - May (12-15 weeks)
Course 4: January - May (7.5 weeks)
Course 1: June - August (8 weeks)
Course 2: June - August (12-15 weeks)
MORE INFORMATION: Ashley Magliane, CIU 20 Professional Learning & Curriculum, 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, 18045; [email protected]