Currently, I am a certified math teacher for grades 6-12. My future goals include becoming an administrator in some capacity at the post-secondary level. I knew when I applied to the Higher Education Administration program that transitioning from K-12 to higher education would be difficult, but this is where my passions lie and this is what I want to do with my life so it was an easy decision. Still, the reality is that I must make myself more marketable for employment within higher education institutions. Thus, for my final project, I have chosen to complete the Online Educator Develop Program and earn a certificate in online teaching. This program consists of ten modules. Seven of the modules are required and three can be selected by the student. Each module culminates in one or more assessments which the student must score 70% on to receive credit. I am very excited to get started with this program. Not only will it add a feather to my professional hat, I expect that much of what I learn will be applicable in my current classroom.
- Orientation to Online Teaching
- Choosing Teaching Materials
- Promoting Student Engagement
- Universal Design
- Assessment in Online Courses
- Managing Expectations
Select 3 from the following:
- Test Security
- Designing Interactive Course Content
- Blackboard IM Fundamentals
- Advanced Blackboard IM
- Blackboard Collaborate Fundamentals
- Advanced Blackboard Collaborate
- Creating Accessible Documents
The three elective modules I am planning to complete are: Test Security, Designing Interactive Course Content, and Creating Accessible Documents. I am familiar with BlackBoard on the student side and use a very similar software daily in my own classroom. Thus, I feel the other options are more beneficial in the short term. Further, each of the three modules is of great interest to me. I am planning to flip at least one of my classes next year and these elective modules will provide invaluable information to aid me in accomplishing this goal.