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ERIC Number: ED506158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Professional Development of Online Teachers: Based on the SREB "Standards for Quality Online Teaching"
Glowa, Elizabeth
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Working with member states, SREB developed the nation's first Standards for "Quality Online Teaching," which define the qualifications of a quality online teacher and the standards needed for academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery. Building on those standards, this report presents extensive guidelines that can assist state virtual schools as they hire, train, support and evaluate online teachers. The content and strategies suggested in the guidelines are based on the skills and knowledge essential for high-quality online teaching and describe the support that state virtual schools should provide for their online teachers. The guidelines are comprehensive in scope, and it is anticipated that teachers will gain these skills and knowledge through continuing professional development. The guidelines give state virtual schools a valuable tool to: (1) develop and provide professional development programs and support for their online teachers; and (2) assess the quality of professional development programs, products and services available from third-party providers. (Contains 16 resources.) [For the SREB "Standards for Quality Online Teaching," see ED494117.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
IES Cited: ED561235