Best Practices in Teaching at K-12 Virtual Schools
Wednesday, October 23 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: Versailles 1
Presider: Glenn Finger, Griffith University, Australia
Abstract: Virtual schools in K-12 online learning are growing at an exponential rate throughout the United States. Some states have passed legislative measures requiring K-12 Charter School students to complete their learning experiences totally online by the time they graduate from high school. Unfortunately, there is little research on the success of online teaching in the K-12 arena and most of the existing research focused on teaching online is entrenched in face-to- face content, not focused on content areas. The purpose of this study is to examine the status of best practices in teaching K-12 virtual schools that fully prepare students online in 17 Midwestern Virtual Schools. The study will also explore the practices of online teacher professional development that are being used in K-12 virtual schools.