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Introduction to Online Instruction for Instructors

This workshop introduces the advantages and drawbacks of synchronous and asynchronous online models from both teacher and student perspectives, presents a model for course development, and provides a high-level introduction to best practices in online teaching. This workshop also presents strategies for designing courses that are inclusive for students from varied backgrounds (including first-generation, lower SES, and marginalized identities) and accessible for students with disabilities.

120 minutes

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This webinar is led by an intersegmental team specializing in university and secondary mathematics, professional development, curriculum design, and e-learning. 

Sharona Krinsky
Robert Bosley
Melissa Wong
Owynn Lancaster

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Sharona Krinsky
Sharona brings over 25 years of professional development experience in teaching math at the university as well as extensive experience teaching in hybrid environments and dual enrollment (high school/college) using technology. She is currently teaching Calculus and Statistics, coordinates the Statistics pathway course at Cal State LA, and is a peer mentor at her campus’ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Robert Bosley
Robert currently teaches Statistics and serves as a math education researcher, intervention coordinator, and peer coach. He has extensive experience providing professional development to math instructors in content, pedagogy, and data analysis as well as effective use of LMS systems (Schoology, Canvas, Illuminate, etc.).
Melissa Wong
Melissa Wong is an instructor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she teaches courses in instruction, e-learning, and higher education. She has nearly 20 years of experience with online instruction, having taught online since 2001, and is the author of Instructional Design for LIS Professionals (Libraries Unlimited, 2019).
Owynn Lancaster
Owynn Lancaster is an instructional designer with Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning. As both a university faculty member and a credential high school teacher, Owynn is uniquely positioned to assist both K-12 faculty and university faculty in navigating both the short-term and long-term challenges of the current environment.
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