We'll be offering a new course: EDTECH 524: Field Experience in Online Teaching (2 credits) in the fall. This course will provide the opportunity for an online teaching internship in a Pre-K-12 online school or program. Students will participate in a hands-on field experience for the purpose of observing the effective classroom management and instruction of learning in a fully online environment. Students will also be able to work with Pre-K-12 online students. (Permission of Instructor is required for taking this course).
This course is designed for those who are interested in obtaining first-hand online teaching experience in a Pre-K-12 setting. It's also designed for those who are interested in obtaining the K-12 online teaching endorsement (http://edtech.boisestate.edu/idaho-k-12-online-teaching-endorsement-program/). If you are interested in this course, please contact Dr. Dazhi Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Thank you for the information! Will this course be offered again in the future? I am very interested but am not prepared to take the course this fall.
Yes, this course is offered in both fall and spring.
Dr. Dazhi Yang,
Thanks for the information. When I click on the link you provide in this announcement I revceive an error message (content not found)...
Thanks for the information on this course. I may also be interested in taking it, but not prepared to do so at this time.
Hope you are well!
Thank you for your message. I'd love to have you in this class some time. Hope you are doing well.
Hi Dr. Yang,
Just wondering if someone is interested and doesn't live in US. Can they still do the practicum? I work in an online school in Alberta, Canada. We could likely host a practicum student, if that is needed or practical.
Good question! Technically, yes, anyone is interested in the course can take it no matter where he/she lives since everything is virtual. But we'll also need to do the finger print and background checking before the students in Edtech 524 can start to work with the K-12 students (like the regular student teaching programs).
For those students who can't find a virtual school for this field experience, we have worked out a collaboration plan with the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA). We also encourage students to find/work at any virtual school they have connection with.
I would like to add your online school on the list of our potential virtual schools where we can place our students for this field experience class. Thank you for this information.