MATHUP: Early Childhood Education graduates “in synch” with virtual teaching
Harriet ‘Niki’ Fayne, Dean, Arlene Weinstein, Director,TQP MATH UP Teacher Residency, Naliza Sadik, Educational
Technologist, Lehman School of Education
EDE 758 (Intensive Internship Seminar) was offered to 17 MATH UP Childhood Education graduate candidates as a hybrid, co-taught class during Spring Semester, 2013. During some weeks the class met face-to- face for one hour; other weeks, the class held two-hour sessions. For four sessions, the class was entirely online.
The focus of this presentation will be the four online sessions. During these sessions, the presenters experimented with synchronous virtual teaching. They expanded their co-teaching team to three and included Educational Technology Assistant Naliza Sadek in the planning and implementation of the Blackboard Collaborate classes. The presenters will talk about how they designed each synchronous session, include some of the challenges experienced, and offer recommendations for other instructors who want to add synchronous online teaching to their repertoires.