Tag Archives: online professional devleopment

How colleges train instructors to teach online courses

Despite voluminous online and face-to-face training opportunities, colleges and universities still struggle to get significant numbers of full- and part-time instructors to participate. “Instructors have plenty of stories about how much research they are doing, how many classes they are teaching,” Zotti said.
“The biggest challenge is time, especially when dealing with adjunct faculty,” said Kerr, of Fanshawe College. “If they are teaching online, they are not around” on campus.

Source: www.insidehighered.com

A trained online teacher has an advantage when applying for jobs.  Consider joining our E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program. 

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

“I’m fascinated by trying to look forward rather than looking at what schools look like now,” said Alan November during a presentation at the conference. November has long been invested in education, first as a teacher and now has a consultant and speaker. He suggests that to fundamentally change, education leaders need to define a new role for learners and then hire teachers who can help nurture those qualities. With that in mind, November proposes seven questions that he thinks should become standard in the interviewing and hiring process.

Source: ww2.kqed.org

I’ve been working with education technology since the 1980’s.  I can attest to the reality that schools (and teachers) are slow to change.  This article shows how principals can stack the deck when they hire ‘future ready teachers’. 

Last chance to enroll. EDUC 763 Instructional Design for Online Learning

For new online instructors seeking training in online instructional strategies and taught by Dr. Susan Manning, a national award winning online instructor. Training begins August 28th.Teaching Online Career advice from the highly accredited University of Wisconsin Stout.

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

Last chance this year to learn from Dr. Susan Manning. Take your lesson planning skills to the professional level, learn instructional design. 

UWStout-Online Professional Development: Summer Line Up

Please share this information with teachers in your district.
Do you need extra credits to renew your license?
Are you interested in an additional certification? 
All of our math specialist, reading teacher, classroom management, educational technology, and courses for school library media specialists are offered online.

Source: uwstoutonline.blogspot.com

Great line up of summer classes: online at UW-Stout!