Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices

Paperback | October 26, 2011

byKerry Rice

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Written specifically for K-12 teachers, this book covers all aspects of online education.

 

Unique in its focus on K-12 learning, this book shows educators how to transform their teaching as they move from traditional face-to-face classrooms to online settings. Taking into account what teachers know about effective traditional classrooms, Kerry Rice guides the reader step by step through the change showing how familiar concepts, such as setting the tone, building community, course design, lesson planning and assessment, must be re-examined in the context of the online classroom. With the simple premise that teachers need practical information to move beyond traditional practices, it provides an overview of the key principles of effective online instruction, emphasizes the power of the learner-centered approach, and discusses the technology tools that make online delivery and design possible.  Filled with checklists, guidelines, vignettes and sample lessons, the book guides educators through the changing landscape of education as they make the move to K-12 online teaching.

 

Key Features

 

·        Coverage of all aspects of K-12 online education shows educators how to move classrooms from traditional to online settings and how to build 21st century skills such as problem solving, synthesizing, use of networks and workgroups, cultural and global awareness and the ability to communicate effectively in multiple media.

 

·        An overview of key principles of effective online instruction emphasizes the power of learner-centeredness and how this framework drives online teaching and its core methods such as active participation, collaboration and community building, and authentic assessments.

 

·        A chapter devoted to the essential tools for teaching online (Chapter 3) describes important technology such as learning management systems, asynchronous communication tools, synchronous communication tools, presentation tools, collaboration tools, networking tools, and  multimedia creation tools—complete with  multiple images and screenshots.

 

A chapter devoted to online lesson development (Chapter 7) walks the reader through the process of course design and lesson planning, illustrating how key learner-centered concepts can be incorporated into lesson development.

·        A chapter devoted to learners with special needs (Chapter 8) covers laws and statutes for individuals with disabilities, identifying students with special needs, differentiation instruction for struggling students, various types of learning difficulties and assistive technology.

 

·        A unique chapter devoted to digital citizenship (Chapter 9) discusses the concepts of digital equity, digital literacy and Internet safety.

 

·        Voices from the Field vignettes feature comments and quotes from teachers and add a real world approach to the text.

 

·        Multiple checklists, guidelines, and examples provide  practical application for teachers.

 

·        Sample lessons and strategies offer suggestions that can be implemented immediately in the online learning environment.

 

·        Learning activities encourage e-portfolio developmentand allow for practice and reflection as well as the collection of artifacts that provide evidence of learning and comprehension.

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Click here to take a guided tour of Making the Move! Written specifically for K-12 teachers, this book covers all aspects of online education.   Unique in its focus on K-12 learning, this book shows educators how to transform their teaching as they move from traditional face-to-face classrooms to online settings. Taking ...

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                              Kerry Rice Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices     Unique in its focus on K-12 learning, this book shows educators how to transform their teaching as they move from traditional face-to-face classrooms to online settings. Taking int...

 Kerry Rice is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University, one of the leading K-12 online teacher preparation programs in the country. She has seven years experience teaching middle school math and science, and over 12 years experience teaching undergraduate and online graduate courses...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:October 26, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132107619

ISBN - 13:9780132107617

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1: An Overview of K-12 Online Education      

What is Distance Learning?      

What is Online Learning?         

K-12 Online Overview

The Quality of Online Education           

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 2: Key Principles of Effective Online Instruction           

When the Classroom Moves Online     

Learner-Centeredness 

Considerations When Choosing Instructional Strategies

The Qualities of Successful Online Teachers     

Do You Have What it Takes to Teach Online? 

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 3: Tools for Teaching Online   

Tools for Delivering Instruction Online  

Tools for Designing Instructional Elements        

Aligning Tools to Learner-Centered Attributes  

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 4: Setting the Tone      

The “Teacher” in Online Teaching        

Preparing For Your Online Classroom 

Planning for Instruction 

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 5: Collaboration and Community Building        

What is Online Community?     

Strategies for Building Community        

Strategies for Online Collaboration       

Managing Collaborative Activities        

Assessing Collaboration and Community Building Activities      

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 6: Facilitating Effective Online Discussions       

Rationale for Using Discussion Forums 

Preparing for Online Discussions          

Facilitating Effective Online Discussions

Assessing Online Discussions   

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 7: Designing Quality Online Lessons    

Planning Lessons for Online Delivery    

Managing Your Course Site     

Lesson Design  295

Assessment     

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 8: Supporting Learners with Special Needs     

Characteristics of Successful Online Learners   

Support for Learners with Special Needs         

Identifying Students with Special Needs           

Differentiating Instruction for Struggling Students           

Types of Learning Difficulties and Tier One and Two Interventions        

Accessibility, Assistive Technology and Tier Three Accommodations    

Putting it All Together  

Assessment     

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Chapter 9: Special Concerns in Online Learning Environments  

Digital Citizenship        

Final Thoughts 

Apply What You Have Learned           

Chapter Resources      

References      

 

Index

Editorial Reviews

While I have a great deal of experience teaching online as do my colleagues, we are commonly asking ourselves if we are doing the right thing and if there is a better way to teach online.  This book would help to answer some of the questions that our teachers have about teaching strategies as well as reaffirm some of the strategies that they already have in place.   This book would be a huge asset to assist teachers in making the transition from the traditional classroom to the virtual classroom; I could easily develop the curriculum for the workshop around this book.   This book is a must have for all new teachers looking to teach online.   I would definitely highly recommend this to all new teachers; I would also highly recommend this for veteran online teachers as well.    Bradley R. Mitchell, Training Coordinator, South Carolina Virtual School Program – SC Department of Ed, Columbia, South Carolina      "YES! I would recommend the book to teachers who are just beginning online instruction or those who are considering online as an option.  I think it would be a great [resource] for university schools of education as part of their teacher preparation programs [as well]." -Elmer Seward, Supervisor of Instruction and Professional Development, Virtual Virginia, Norfolk, VA