Presentation Title

Reaching Higher Levels of Expertise and Professionalism through Collaboration & Co-Teaching

Start

1-31-2019 10:15 AM

End

1-31-2019 11:30 AM

Short Description

Higher levels of professionalism and expertise can be reached through the collaboration of adjunct professors. In this concurrent session, learn how to capitalize on the individual strengths of professors through the art of co-teaching. This novel approach to training and supervising faculty members results in increases in the mathematical and pedagogical skills of the adjuncts who work collaboratively to design, develop, and deliver online mathematics education courses.

Abstract

According to Gomez-Rey, Barbera, and Fernandez-Navarro (2017), instructors’ roles in online learning environments are evolving. While a new role, life skill promoter, was identified, the remaining roles of post-secondary instructors (identified as pedagogical, designer, social, technical, and managerial) were also analyzed. The findings suggest

“Online instructors are, first and foremost, pedagogues; the design of the particular online program influences the pedagogical and designer roles and; the managerial role has declined in importance over the years due to the development of more intuitive and transparent online scenarios from the beginning of the course onward” (Gomez-Rey, Barbera, and Fernandez-Navarro, 2017).

Co-teaching is a strategy that can enhance pedagogical and content knowledge. Through the pairing and collaboration of adjunct professors, individual strengths can be capitalized to perfect the teaching styles of both instructors. Students thrive as effective online instructional strategies are carefully reviewed and selected by pairs of instructors. Additionally, co-teaching allows for support and growth adjunct professors while minimizing managerial constraints.

In order to meet the needs of 21st century learners, this concurrent session will review the roles of asynchronous professors and will feature a successful co-teaching experience. With a focus on teaching and learning in an asynchronous environment via an online digital platform, this session supports the theme of this year’s conference, Venture Higher: Expanding the Possibilities of Distance Learning. The target audience is K-12 educators and higher education instructors and administrators. Participants will benefit from the discussion regarding collaborative co-teaching and effective online teaching strategies.

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Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

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Reaching Higher Levels of Expertise and Professionalism through Collaboration & Co-Teaching

According to Gomez-Rey, Barbera, and Fernandez-Navarro (2017), instructors’ roles in online learning environments are evolving. While a new role, life skill promoter, was identified, the remaining roles of post-secondary instructors (identified as pedagogical, designer, social, technical, and managerial) were also analyzed. The findings suggest

“Online instructors are, first and foremost, pedagogues; the design of the particular online program influences the pedagogical and designer roles and; the managerial role has declined in importance over the years due to the development of more intuitive and transparent online scenarios from the beginning of the course onward” (Gomez-Rey, Barbera, and Fernandez-Navarro, 2017).

Co-teaching is a strategy that can enhance pedagogical and content knowledge. Through the pairing and collaboration of adjunct professors, individual strengths can be capitalized to perfect the teaching styles of both instructors. Students thrive as effective online instructional strategies are carefully reviewed and selected by pairs of instructors. Additionally, co-teaching allows for support and growth adjunct professors while minimizing managerial constraints.

In order to meet the needs of 21st century learners, this concurrent session will review the roles of asynchronous professors and will feature a successful co-teaching experience. With a focus on teaching and learning in an asynchronous environment via an online digital platform, this session supports the theme of this year’s conference, Venture Higher: Expanding the Possibilities of Distance Learning. The target audience is K-12 educators and higher education instructors and administrators. Participants will benefit from the discussion regarding collaborative co-teaching and effective online teaching strategies.