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Welcome to the Virtual Learning Module . Presented by Samantha Mitchell. The Situation? (Why are we meeting?). To provide information about the need for more virtual learning opportunities. To provide and share online tools needed by virtual instructors

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welcome to the virtual learning module

Welcome to the Virtual Learning Module

Presented by

Samantha Mitchell

the situation why are we meeting
The Situation? (Why are we meeting?)
  • To provide information about the need for more virtual learning opportunities.
  • To provide and share online tools needed by virtual instructors
  • To ensure appropriate communication between the virtual learner and virtual teacher
  • To share virtual experiences (break-out sessions)
meet our students
Meet our students!
  • This virtual module was constructed to provide educational options for students who are:
    • Pregnant – unable to attend school for physical, emotional, or personal reasons
why should we assist these students
Why should we assist these students?
  • According to Meeker et. al. (2008), who interviewed a lot of high school dropouts to find that in ranking order the reasons for dropping out of school, he discovered that teenage pregnancy was ranked the number one reason for student drop outs. Attending a virtual learning environment would meet the needs of students who are pregnant as a means to assist them in continuing their education without the hassles of bullying, social embarrassment, and the need of child care.
overview of standard b
Overview of Standard B
  • The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment.
teacher abilities
Teacher Abilities
  • The online teacher is able to select and use a variety of online tools for:
      • Communication
      • Productivity
      • Collaboration
      • Analysis
      • Presentations
      • Research
      • content
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The online teacher is able to effectively use and incorporate subject-specific and developmentally appropriate technologies, tools, and resources

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The online teacher is able to use communication technologies in a variety of mediums and contexts for teaching and learning.

Synchronous

Asynchronous

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The online teacher is able to identify and explore new tools and test their applicability to their content areas and students.

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Q &A
  • Break-0ut Session
        • Discuss within your group possible instructional tools you can incorporate in your classroom. (15 mins)
        • Please select a spokes person to report your ideas when the breakout session is over.
        • Limit your group’s report time to 3 mins.
thank you
Thank you!

You can contact me at:

Samantha.Mitchell@selu.edu

references
References
  • Meeker, S., Edmonson, S., & Fisher, A. (2008). The voices of high school drop outs:

Implications for research and practice. Journal of School Disaffection, 40-52.

  • National Standards for Online Teachers .(2011). Retrieved on June 28, 2012 from: http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/iNACOL_TeachingStandardsv2.pdf
  • Guidelines for Professional Development for Online Teachers.(2009).Retrieved on June28, 2012 from: http://publications.sreb.org/2009/09T01_Guide_profdev_online_teach.pdf.