State Statue, Standards and Policies



Wisconsin State Statue
"Beginning July 1, 2010, no person may teach an online course in a public school, including a charter school, unless he or she has completed at least 30 hours of professional development designed to prepare a teacher for online teaching." [Wisconsin State Statute 118.19(13)]
Online courses are courses in which:

  • the student and teacher are geographically remote,
  • most communication between the teacher and/or the students is done through asynchronous or text-based interactions including email and discussion boards, and
  • students are usually communicating with the teacher and/or other students via a computer.


Standards Alignment Matrix

NACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
http://www.inacol.org/.../NACOL%20Standards%20Quality%20Online%20Teaching.pdf
WI Online Teacher Standards
Course Objective(s)
Project(s)
A. The teacher meets the professional teaching standards established by a state-licensing agency for the teacher has academic credentials in the field in which he or she is teaching.
Standard 1
6
Submit a copy of your teaching license or transcripts indicating licensed/licenseable teacher.
B. The teacher has the prerequisite technology skills to teach online.
Standard 2a
1, 5
Course reflections
Web 2.0 tool use
C. The teacher plans, designs and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, interaction, participation and collaboration in the online environment.
Standard 2b
2, 4, 5
Unit
Reflection on project based learning
Web 2.0 tool use
D. The teacher provides online leadership in a manner that promotes student success through regular feedback, prompt response and clear expectations.
Standard 2c
1, 2, 3
Reflections
Unit
Policy handbook
E. The teacher models, guides and encourages legal, ethical, safe and healthy behavior related to technology use.
Standard 2d
1, 3, 5
Reflections
Policy handbook
Web 2.0 use
F. The teacher has experienced online learning from the perspective of a student.
Required but not a standard
1
Course participation, reflections
G. The teacher understands and is responsive to students with special needs in the online classroom [and is able to implement individualized instructional plans (IEPs) as necessary].
Standard 2e, Wisconsin additional text in [brackets]
1, 2
Reflections
Unit
H. The teacher demonstrates competencies in creating and implementing assessments in online learning environments in ways that assure validity and reliability of instruments and procedures.
Standard 2f
1, 2
Reflections
Unit
I. The teacher develops and delivers assessments, projects, and assignments that meet standards-based learning goals and assesses learning progress by measuring student achievement of learning goals.
Standard 2g
2
Unit
J. The teacher demonstrates competencies in using data and findings from assessments and other data sources to modify instructional methods and content and to guide student learning.
Standard 2h
1, 2
Reflections
Unit
K. The teacher demonstrates frequent and effective strategies that enable both teacher and students to complete self- and pre-assessments.
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1, 2
Reflections
Unit
L. The teacher collaborates with colleagues.
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1
Course participation, discussion, reflections
M. The teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.
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2
Unit


Policies
  • Plagiarism - see University rules http://www.uwosh.edu/dean/conduct.htm.
  • If an assignment does not fit your needs, see the instructor to arrange an alternative. Push yourself to master new technology areas or features and ways technology may be integrated into the classroom to improve student learning.