Share Paper: A Call for Essential Certification and Apprenticeship Socialization in K-12 Online Teaching

  1. James Hatten, University of Minnesota, United States
Friday, March 11 2:00-2:30 PM Two Rivers

Abstract: This paper calls for the establishment of strong initial socialization structures in the rapidly expanding area of K-12 online teaching. Using Lortie’s (1975) sociological history of teaching as a framework, this paper examines current weaknesses in teacher preparation, student teaching apprenticeships, and lack of certification or licensing of online K-12 teachers from several angles. Complexities of online teaching are illuminated by examining integration strategies TPACK, TIP, RAT and the National Education Technology Standards (NETS). An illustration of the onrush of online K-12 public school offerings is driven by a meta-analysis of online learning studies done by the U.S. Department of ...