In a recent website post, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) recognized Trevecca’s effort to help teachers adjust to a remote learning environment over the past year.
For Tennessee’s teachers, quickly adapting to technology-based instruction was crucial during the pandemic. Responding to widespread need in that area, Trevecca partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education to offer free professional development for the state’s educators in the form of training for digital instruction.
“We’re grateful for this opportunity to serve in a way that really fits who we are, and the Tennessee Department of Education has been an amazing partner,” Trevecca Executive Director of Academic Programs and Partnerships Dr. Patrick Osborne said. “When the challenges of the pandemic on education started to become clear, we saw a genuine humanitarian need, had the means to meet it through some of our specialty programs, and were glad to help.”
Through this initiative, Trevecca has helped thousands of K-12 teachers statewide develop and refine their online teaching skills. In turn, those teachers were equipped to provide an improved learning experience for Tennessee’s students. TICUA credited Trevecca with easing the stress of state educators and helping them to get back to teaching.
The training for teachers was provided as a self-paced course through Trevecca’s Instructional Design & Technology program. The full course included four modules totaling 10.5 credit hours. Trevecca offers master’s degrees in both Instructional Design & Technology and Curriculum & Online Teaching.
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