Thriving as an Online K-12 Educator is the perfect all-in-one guide to taking your K-12 class online. We know, now more than ever, that teachers have not been equally or systematically trained and resourced to make a sudden transition to online or blended instruction. This concise, accessible book collects time-tested strategies and fresh perspectives from experienced educators to help you smooth out even the most abrupt shift to technology-enhanced teaching and learning. With these insights into institutional supports, effective digital tools, equitable practice, social-emotional considerations, and beyond, you will be better prepared than ever to help your students thrive in online and blended learning environments.
Table of Contents
1. Distance Education in K-12: Guiding Practice through a Shared Definition and Framework 2. Understanding Online Education Environments: The Landscape, Where We Are, and Where We Want to Be 3. What if You Had A Second Teacher Brain? 4. Don’t Put the Digital Cart Before the Horse 5. Student Engagement in both Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Learning 6. Open Education Resources 7. Flipping the Online Classroom 8. Teaching for Equity, Inclusion, and Representation Online 9. Social-Emotional Learning in an Online/Blended Environment 10. Balancing the Home/School Connection 11. Balancing and Staying Connected with your PLN
Jody Peerless Green is a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) as an academic coach focusing on educational technology at La Habra City School District, Orange County, CA, USA.