Judith McManus | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Judith McManus

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Judith McManus is a seasoned educator and the curriculum developer of over fifty online courses, author of seven published books, and creator of instructional media materials used by schools, organizations, and libraries around the world. Judith has received numerous awards and international recognition for her contributions to education. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, holds K-12 teaching certifications in Iowa and Arizona, and has taught at all grade levels (elementary through graduate college). Judith is also the producer, director, and editor of a short film exhibited on HBO and Cinemax. Her latest chapter book for tween girls, Nellie Mack of Sabino Canyon, is based on third grade common core performance objectives, STEM principles, and real-life role models.    

In Teaching and Reaching 21st Century Online Learners (K-12), Judith will facilitate your understanding of and instruction in the online educational environment. In addition, you’ll directly apply the course material to your own individualized plan for reaching and motivating online learners.   

Judith received her B.S. in Education and Special Education and M.A. & doctoral coursework in Communication and Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

According to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, “the pace of growth of online and blended learning has grown at an average of over 30% each year for the past 10 years across the United States” (2011).  This course provides educators with the skills for effective online teaching. It is intended for experienced educators and will include types of online teaching, concepts and structures of effective lesson creation and online instruction, technologies and strategies that support student engagement and increased learning, how to create and facilitate online communities, meeting content standards within an online classroom (e.g., Common Core Standards), and implementing formative assessments as a means to enhance online instruction.