Successful completion of the Leading Edge Certification Course for Instructors (LEC) has boosted my ability to design and facilitate engaging, standards-based instruction and to facilitate student learning in online and blended learning environments.  

Successful completion the Leading Edge Certification Course for Instructors (LEC) has boosted my ability to design standards-based instruction and facilitate student learning in online and blended environments.  

It would have been interesting to pre-assess my readiness to teach online using iNacol’s rubric at the beginning of the course then compare the results with the post assessment at the end of the course. I entered the course with a M.A. in Educational Technology, earned online from San Diego State University, and experience working in an online course yet gained exposure to topic in online teaching necessary for me to be a proficient online instructor.  After completing this course, I’m able to self-reflect upon the areas where additional professional development is necessary including the areas listed below.

  • Tools and methods to hold a successful math class in an online setting, provide small group interaction in synchronous classes, and facilitate project/problem based learning using global collaboration tools  
  • Increase my knowledge of and proficiency with assistive technologies and principles of design for students with audio, visual, and motor coordination impairments
  • Several action items for my professional development list are also identified on the coaching self-assessment chart.

The next steps in my professional development as an online teacher is to participate in training that focus on working as an instructor in an online course: design and develop of a course in a LMS, facilitate synchronous and asychronous student interactions, and utilize the LMS’s grade book. After that I will seek professional development that builds my skills as an administrator who oversees a staff of online instru