Research Panel on Supporting Teachers and Accessibility in K-12 Online and Blended Learning Contexts
Wednesday, March 4 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Amazon A
Abstract: This panel will bring together leading experts to explore the research related to K-12 online and blended teachers. Leanna Archambault and Jean Larson will examine perceptions of K-12 online teachers including the career paths that led them to teaching online, the dominant factors that influenced the decision to teach online, and what training or preparation is needed. Wendy Oliver will explore the feasibility of using the same method Tennessee currently uses to gauge teaching quality of traditionally-delivered courses to determine teaching quality in the online environment. Anne Roycroft will focus on the lived experience of full-time high school social studies teachers in the online environment and, in particular, the ways in which they facilitate effective classrooms using project-based lessons in an online environment. and Ray Rose will explore the latest relevant complaint and compliance reports, and case law for ensuring online course accessibility in K-12 online settings.