Tuesday, March 22
12:10-12:30 PM
Regency F

Preparing Teachers for Quality Online Teaching

Best Practices ID: 48169
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    Jayme Linton
    Lenoir-Rhyne University

Abstract: As schools and districts transition to offering online courses for K-12 learners, teacher educators must work to prepare teaching candidates for transitioning to a new teaching and learning environment. In this session, the presenter will model research-based practices for designing and implementing online learning experiences to prepare teaching candidates for online environments. The session will be presented in a blended format, providing participants with the opportunity to experience quality online learning themselves. Participants will actively participate in online learning experiences that model the research-based practices shared by the presenter and will have opportunities to reflect on how these practices can be applied to their own work. This is a blended session, with some learning taking place through modeling and discussion and some learning taking place online (individually & collaboratively) via 3D GameLab.


Identify research-based practices for online learning and applications of those practices for the preparation of teaching candidates; Participate in online learning that models research-based practices; Reflect on ways research-based online learning practices can support teaching candidates.

Topical Outline

Stations: Qualities of Effective Online Learning Small Group Discussion: Shattering the Myths of Online Learning Models of Teacher Preparation for Online Teachers Traditional vs. Online Professional Learning Videos of Online Professional Learning What Online Instructors Need Discussion questions: What does effective online learning look like? interaction, ongoing support, relevancy, active learning opportunities What types of support are needed for online instructors? experience as online instructors address attitudes and preconceived notions about online learning develop a culture of support focus on pedagogy and technology What are effective models of teacher preparation for online instructors? courses video cases social media electronic learning communities methods practica What are implications for your specific context? How can these practices support online instructors? What might these practices look like in your environment? Which models might work for you? Why? Format: This is a blended session, with some learning taking place through modeling and discussion and some learning taking place online (individually & collaboratively) via 3D GameLab. Participants will explore research, examples, and methods for quality online teaching preparation for teaching candidates. Participants will choose stations based on their own interests and contexts for teaching and learning. Stations will include small group discussions, exploration of effective methods and research, and application of promising practices for teacher preparation for online instructors. Through 3D GameLab, participants will submit their reflections and application of content and experience points and badges as they interact with content.

Experience Level



Dr. Jayme Linton is Assistant Professor of Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. Jayme developed and coordinates Lenoir-Rhyne’s graduate program in online teaching and instructional design. She received her Ph.D. in teacher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2014. Jayme received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Carolina University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Appalachian State University. Previously, she held positions as Instructional Technology Facilitator, Staff Development Coordinator, Instructional Coach, and elementary teacher. She was recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the "20 to Watch" for 2012-13 and was selected for ISTE's Making IT Happen Award by NCTIES in 2013. Dr. Linton is co-founder of #NCed, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for North Carolina educators, and #edteach, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for pre-service teachers. Her research and professional learning focus on preparation and support for online instructors, online and blended learning communities for educators, blended learning in K-12, personal learning networks for pre-service teachers, and professional learning for technology integration.
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