Today’s young people have grown up with the Internet, so it’s natural for them to learn online, too. Learn the skills you need to effectively teach K-12 students with today’s technology.
The latest technologies in online learning have so much to offer to K-12 teachers. If you’re fascinated by the possibilities of reaching students in a whole new way, this teaching certificate program is for you.
In this teaching certificate program you’ll learn how to recognize and integrate best practices in online teaching for K-12 students, in particular. This program includes online classroom management, building communication with families and students, creating dynamic school communities online, and personalizing your teaching for each child in spite of the challenges of the online environment. You’ll finish your course of study with a hands-on practicum where you can use your new skills to address real-world issues.
CSU-Global does not provide educator licensing or endorsement.
This program consists of four graduate online courses in contemporary practices in K-12 online learning for a total of 12 credit hours.
This course introduces new ways to develop and deliver engaging curriculum, relevant for today's student and teacher. Teaching the commonalities among learning management systems (LMS), learners work with a wide variety of Web tools that can be used to supplement and create content for their courses. Finally, students address the ever-important topic of copyright law, fair use, and creative commons to teach students in virtual classrooms how to use content responsibly and legally. This is an interactive course where students create and compile a working port- folio of tools, tips, and tricks to use right away in the online courses they are teaching.
This course covers ways for teachers to foster positive interactions with students, communicate effectively with student families, and develop their own professional learning network with other online educators. It also provides strategies for motivating online students which can be challenging when you never meet the student face-to-face. Students in Building Online Learning Communities will learn how to effectively use both synchronous tools (like Skype, live classroom tools, and real-time Web-conferencing tools) and asynchronous tools (like discussion boards and email) to communicate, tutor, and enhance their daily lessons.
Students investigate ways to personalize their lessons and delivery by learning how to differentiate among a very diverse student population and using the LMS to make differentiation easy and personal. Students in this course also study a variety of assessment tools and pedagogies of assessment, including formative and summative assessments, project-based learning, and how you conduct these kinds of assessments in the online classroom. Students will also gain basic knowledge in instructional design, learning how to effectively use graphics, white space, color, size, and layout to enhance the look and delivery of their online material.
This seminar provides students with opportunities for collaboration on issues of curriculum, student engagement, assessment, communication, and community building.
You have two options for completing your contemporary practices in K-12 online learning program:
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