Stacie K. Pettit is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Augusta University. She received her PhD in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia. Dr. Pettit’s certifications include middle school mathematics, Language Arts, K-12 gifted and English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her research interests include teaching English Language Learners in mainstream classrooms, particularly middle school mathematics classrooms, and using social media in education.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Documentary Novels for Middle Grades
Social Media Use in Middle Grades Education
Outstanding Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) Chapter (professional)
National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education, 2019
Outstanding Professor of Middle Level Education (professional)
National Association of Professors of Middle Level Association, 2019
Program Coordinator for the COE Nomination for the Augusta University Program Teaching Excellence Award (professional)
Augusta University, 2019
University of Georgia,: Doctoral degree, Education
Augusta State University: Master's degree, Mathematics Teacher Education
University of Georgia: Bachelor's degree, Junior High/Intermediate/Middl
University of Georgia: Bachelor's degree, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Professional Standards Commission: Georgia Teaching Certificate
- Association for Middle Level Education
- Association for Middle Level Education and Georgia Association of Middle Level Education
- Association of Teacher Educators - Middle Level Special Interest Group (SIG)
- Teaching and Teacher Education Invited Reviewer
Recent mass school closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic have educators everywhere seeking ways to provide meaningful distance learning. In response, some educators are developing instruction around a hybrid model of the flipped classroom. Similar to the traditional model, students in a hybrid model prepare outside class assignments using online tools and technologies in preparation for their upcoming face-to-face class meeting.
The Augusta University Online Teaching Module is a key assessment administered once during one specified course in each educator preparation program. Augusta University teacher candidates are required to show proficiency in ISTE standards and CAEP standard 1.5. The online teaching model measures candidates’ ability to apply technology standards in order to design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning. In order to pass the Online Teaching Module, candidates must score 3 out of 4 possible points on at least five of the six indicators. If a candidate does not pass this assessment, goals will be created along with strategies to require the candidate to improve on area(s) of weakness in technology use. After the strategies have been implemented, the candidate will be able to redo this key assessment. Candidates will not be able to progress to student teaching without passing this assessment. This paper outlines this key assessment’s administration, purpose, instructions, and rubric. We hope it will be useful to others as they prepare for CAEP visits.