The topic that I have chosen is K-12 online learning resources that can be used in teacher education. I noticed this past weekend that the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) at Iowa State University has stopped hosting the Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS) website. If you go to the CTLT website now, the only references to the TEGIVS are:
Project: Teacher Education Goes into Virtual Schooling
Project Years: 10/01/2002 -09/30/2007
Funded by: U.S. Department of Education [$582,042]
PI: Nicola Davis (ISU)
CoPIs: Denise Crawford (ISU), Ann Thompson (ISU), Mari Kemis (ISU), Linda Allen (ISU), Chad Harms (ISU), Ana-Paula Correia (ISU), Michael Clough (ISU), Dale Niederhauser (ISU), Marcia Rosenbusch (ISU).
And a list of non-linked citations available at http://www.ctlt.iastate.edu/present_inter_national.html.
So I thought that now would be a good time to provide a series of links to K-12 online learning resources that can be used in teacher education.
1. Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual School – http://web.archive.org/web/20100627224433/http://ctlt.iastate.edu/~tegivs/TEGIVS/homepage.html
While the CTLT have decided that TEGIVS is no longer a priority or not longer important enough to host, we can thank the Internet Archive for keeping a copy of this entire resource. Note that I have also created a mirror site for just the scenarios at http://itlab2.coe.wayne.edu/it6230/TEGIVS/. For those who are unfamiliar, the TEGIVS resource was a FIPSE-funded program designed to create curricular materials to introduce pre-service and in-service teachers to K-12 online learning.
2. Good Practice to Inform Iowa Learning Online – http://web.archive.org/web/20100716072923/http://projects.educ.iastate.edu/~vhs/index.htm
This is another CTLT resource that is no longer hosted at ISU, so we must again turn to the Internet Archive. This resource contains 10 case studies that focus on different aspects of K-12 online teaching (with a decidedly science and mathematics focus).
3. Student Anxiety – http://itlab2.coe.wayne.edu/it6230/student-anxiety/macromediamina.htm
This is a resource created by Amina Charania, a former graduate student at Iowa State University, that focuses on issues related to student anxiety in the K-12 online learning environment. The resource is hosted at a mirror site I created.
4. Michigan Online Teaching Case Studies – http://itlab2.coe.wayne.edu/it6230/casestudies/
This is a resource that I created, following the model used by Good Practice to Inform Iowa Learning Online, that includes case studies focused on issues related to K-12 online teaching in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
5. Supporting K-12 Online Learning in Michigan – http://itlab2.coe.wayne.edu/it6230/michigan/
Another resource that I created, following the model used by the TEGIVS scenarios, that provides three explanatory situations related to the State of Michigan online learning graduation requirement.
6. Open High School of Utah Open Courseware – http://openhighschoolcourses.org/
This is an open courseware repository of the Open High School of Utah (now Mountain Heights Academy) that contains the content for all of the courses that have been offered by this online charter school.
7. Elizabeth Murphy’s Online Teaching Videos – http://www.youtube.com/user/elizmurphy/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid
These are a series of videos that Elizabeth created as a part of successive federally-funded projects. The videos themselves focus on various aspects of K-2 online teaching, primarily featuring a virtual school that relies heavily on synchronous instruction.
Do you know of others that I could/should have included?