K-12 Blended & Online Learning

This course introduces teachers and interested adults to K12 blended and online learning. Participants will design a blended or online unit and develop one module to use with K12 students.

About The Course

The course is designed to introduce K-12 teachers and the community to blended and online learning. In the first 4 weeks of the course learners will gain introductory knowledge of K12 blended and online teaching and learning. During the last 4 weeks learners will use this new knowledge to start designing and developing effective K12 blended and online learning experiences for K12 students. The course content was developed based on standards written by the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL). This course serves as 50 professional learning hours or can be submitted to Kennesaw State University's assessment center for graduate course credit towards a graduate degree in education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Statements of Accomplishment

To receive a Statement of Accomplishment, you must earn at least 80% of course points.

Teacher Professional Learning Credits, Certificates, and University Course Credit

Teachers Outside Georgia, USA: When you complete the entire 8 week course, your Coursera Statement of Accomplishment will indicate 50 hours of professional learning. For K12 teachers, it is up to individual state licensing agencies as to whether they will accept the certificate as evidence of acceptable teacher training.

Teachers in Georgia, USA ONLY: Teachers in the state of Georgia can receive 5 Professional Learning Units (PLUs) using the free Coursera Statement of Accomplishment for the entire 8 week course. Steps to obtaining the PLU credit from the Georgia PSC will be linked at the end of the course.  No partial credit options will be granted.

Teachers in Texas, USA ONLY: This course is pending Continuing Professional Education (CPE) activities approval by the Texas Education Agency. A renewal application has been submitted. If approval is granted, rules and processes will resemble those for Georgia teachers with links specific to Texas provided at the end of week 8.

University Course Credit: For graduate course credit, there will be a modest fee assessed by Kennesaw State University for academic evaluation of your 3 completed course assignments and Statement of Accomplishment. For more information about seeking KSU graduate credit visit: http://mooc.kennesaw.edu/.  Additional information will be linked at the end of week 8.

Other state licensing agencies that would like to offer professional learning credit for this free course should make initial contact with KSU using the contact information found at https://education.kennesaw.edu/instructionaltechnology/.

K12 Virtual School Partners

Provost Academy of Georgia http://ga.provostacademy.com/

Edison Learning http://edisonlearning.com/

Gwinnett Online Campus http://www.gwinnettonlinecampus.com/home.html

 

Recommended Background

While the course is designed with in-service K12 teachers in mind, this course is taught for anyone interested in K12 education such as preservice teachers, homeschool teachers, and other community members. Consider reviewing educational terminology before beginning the course by reading all the suggested readings before the first day of class.