After dispelling the myth that online teaching has to be impersonal, Lehmann...discusses the role of the online teacher and design tools for online courses. (Reference and Research Book News
About the Author
Dr. Kay Johnson Lehmann
is an independent educational consultant specializing in online education and the integration of technology into the K-12 curriulum. She won the Milken National Educator Award and the Washington Award for Excellence in Education for her abilities to reach every student in the classroom. Her innovative methods utilized hands-on constructivist teaching with technology integration to bring social studies, reading and other subjects alive for her middle school students. Garrison Middle School, Walla Walla, WA, with a free-reduced lunch rate of 50% and a large second-language learner population, provided plenty of opportunities to utilize the methods shared in this book.
Summers spent working with teachers in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Teacher Leadership Project along with a Master's degree in Education with a specialty in Online Teaching and Learning led to working full-time in teacher professional development. Her online courses and face-to-face workshops feature the same constructivist, technology-enhanced methods that were so successful in the classroom.
Lehmann is the author of Surviving Inclusion
(ScarecrowEducation, 2003). In addition, she has previously authored two articles as a contributor to the Microsoft Virtual Classroom Teacher Network.