Content Methods Courses Online: Making the Right Connections
Thursday, March 10 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: McGavock's B
Abstract: The development of an online elementary education program is a process that requires time, dedication, and a commitment from faculty to ensure that all students receive a quality education program. A major university in a southeastern state developed an online elementary education program to address the needs of nontraditional students and the teacher shortage in the state. The following topics will be the focus of the discussion: the need for developing an online teacher education program, the process for the development of the online program, the development and implementation of the senior methods content courses, and the use of feedback and assessment results in making changes to the senior methods content courses. Fidelity to the implementation of course delivery of the online courses will be examined to ensure that it is equal to the face-to-face courses. Successful online teaching strategies, methods and assessments used for the content methods block courses will be shared.