This paper describes the successes and challenges of an assistant professor and her students as they were forced to pivot mid-semester from a traditional face-to-face Elementary Language Arts Methods course to a completely online course due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Increased communication, identifying and sharing valuable resources, and adopting a more flexible attitude when it comes to writing instruction were among the successes of this now online course. While ensuring that online field experiences were meaningful was one of the biggest challenges. Takeaways were that increased communication and flexibility are vital parts of online learning, especially when in an unexpected context.
Mundy-Henderson, Charlotte A. and Martin, Callie
"Online Language Arts Instruction in an Elementary Methods Course: Successes and Challenges,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 9
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol9/iss1/14