Poster Session

Teaching K-12 teachers: Do online classes make the grade?

K-12 teachers know good teaching when they see it and have learned the benefits of holding high standards for themselves, their students, and their teachers. The presenters propose an online synchronous graduate course model that meets these expectations. This model includes a high level of virtual face-to-face contact with the instructor and with other classmates. Each presenter will discuss her course model and share the perceptions these K 12 teachers have of this model of online synchronous teaching.


Lois Spitzer
Stockton University

Pamela Vaughan
Stockton University

Dr. Lois Spitzer has been a language and education educator for 35 years.  Her experience includes college teaching, adult education, and public school (grades K-12) teaching.  She holds a B.A. in French from California State University Fullerton, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a concentration in ESL from Rhode Island College, and an Ed.D. in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. She is currently an associate professor of education and in charge of the ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement programs at Stockton University.  Her current project is globalizing the campus and the curricula and her ongoing focus is finding ways to improve teacher training for pre-service and working ESL and bilingual teachers.

Dr. Pamela Vaughan is presently the Assistant Dean of Education at Stockton University. Her 32 years of K-12 experience includes teaching middle school mathematics, Asst. Principal and Principal. She holds a B.S. in Business/Psychology, a B.A. in Education and an M.P.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her Doctorate in Educational Leadership is from Widener University. She presently teaches in Stockton University’s Alternate Route program and the Supervisor and Principal certification programs.