As I mentioned yesterday (and this past Friday), late last week I participated in a Canadian K-12 Online Leaders’ Summit. One of the discussions we had at the summit was an exploration of how to formalize this kind of group so that we could meet on a more regular basis. While the nature of this group, what it may look like, and what it may do is still very much up in the air – although we have a good plan in place to figure that out over the next 12 months – I wanted to use this opportunity to poll my Canadian readers.
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Before the holidays, a good friend Dennis O’Connor posed a question in the comments to the entry Stay In Touch? UW-Stout: E-Learning & Online Teaching. As a way to promote that query, I decided to use the question as the January poll. The preamble that Dennis provided read:
I recently had a teacher write me and ask if he really needed any special preparation to teach online.
He’s veteran teacher with strong tech skills.
This is a question I’d like to ask you and your audience!
In my EDTECH597 – Week 7 entry yesterday, I indicated that I would post an entry with video in it to model for my Boise State students. Over the course of this week I’ve been working with a group of my doctoral students as we plan out a book chapter on examples from teacher education of preparation for K-12 online learning, which is actually how I thought up the question I wanted to use for this example.
I thought it was actually an original question for me, but it seems I asked a version of this question the last time I did a poll (which was back in September apparently – see Poll: Should States Have Online Teaching Endorsements?), but I only received two responses. So I wanted to try again…
Please use the comments below to explain any reasons you have for your response.