Share Paper: Lessons Learned from Emergency Professional Development for Teaching Online

  1. Dabae Lee, Kennesaw State University, United States
  2. Yeol Huh, Ewha Womans University, Korea (South)
  3. Joshua Key, Renewable Energy Group, United States
  4. Zimeng Li, Baker University, United States
Wednesday, March 31 1:00-1:15 PM Room 8

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic pushed numerous schools in the world to abruptly move their instruction online. In the United States, 48 states ordered school building closures in March 2020 according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Teaching online demands unique skills, and the nature of teaching online presents distinctive challenges. Also, learning how to teach online and online teaching experiences are known to be beneficial for teaching face-to-face. Like in many states, the Kansas State Department of Education (2020) ordered building closure in Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19, many school districts adopted online learning as a continuous learning plan. ...