EDU 901 Tech Integration
Focuses on foundational elements of technology integration, including understanding the SAMR Model of Technology Integration and its application to lesson development, using digital tools for enhanced communication with parents and students, building a personal learning network, curating resources for direct instruction, using collaboration tools, using an online “home base,” and differentiating instruction using current tools.
How are you making the move to 21st Century Teaching? Do you want to increase your grasp on technology? Do you want to learn more about what can be done now that we could not do before? Do you want to more intuitively mine online resources to engage more deeply with your students and your content? Continuously evolving Web 2.0 resources and ever expanding online access open up completely new possibilities in teaching.
This course will guide you expertly through some major topics in this transition. You will increase your confidence, avoid pitfalls and speed bumps, and make great strides forward in your skillful integration of technology in your lessons. This course provides the much needed foundation to begin implementing 21st century skills in the classroom. Topics like the SAMR Model of technology integration, communicating with parents/students, personal learning networks, curation of resources, screencasting, Google Apps for Education, classroom home bases, personalized learning, differentiation, and Web 2.0 resources will be explored and discussed.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these is found on the course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course has given me an opportunity to learn new technology to use within my kindergarten classroom and also gave me the opportunity collaborate with other teachers in order to use new things in different ways in my classroom.H.S., Elementary Teacher
I felt that I learned a lot from this class. I am excited to use all of the ideas in my classroomJ.P., Elementary Teacher
A lot of good resources and technologies taught in this course that are useful to my classes.M.P.
The class provided me with practical ways to incorporate technology in my classroom, even in small doses.J.L., Reading Specialist
I am now able to incorporate more technology tools into my teaching with a larger variety of tools that I can use to create lesson content and assessments.S.B., Music Teacher
I really appreciated the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of applications that were new to me. The skills that were taught about parent communication tools, infographics, and assessment tools (especially Voicethread) are of particular value to me.S.B., Music Teacher
This class is an excellent overview of a wide variety of technology integration strategies for educators. I would highly recommend it as a strong follow-up to an introduction to technology class.S.B., Music Teacher
I plan to implement what was taken from this course immediately into my teaching style.M.M., Elementary Teacher
It was more then expected. I enjoyed how Layla individualized the course to meet each of the teachers fields in the class.M.M., Elementary Teacher
Using the tools I learned during the class has definitely helped me move up the SAMR model.A.C.
Once again, Layla does an excellent job showing us new tools, helping as we learn to use them, and explaining how and why they can be used in our classes.A.C.
I loved working with other teachers in the district that I normally won't get to work with. I also loved learning all these new tricks, networks, and uses of technology.T.J.
I was able to take things from each session and apply it to my teaching. It has really added an excitement and inspiration to my teaching.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
I was really apprehensive as I had not taken a course in 13 years. I am amazed at the tools that have been shared with me. The atmosphere in the sessions was one where I feel the facilitator and other class members were helping each other. Great experience!K.S., Language Arts Teacher
I learned more in this course than I did in all of my college gen eds combined. I feel like I am more in control of technology integration in my classroom.L.C., Elementary Teacher