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
It was beneficial to see how technology needs to be incorporated into the classroom.B.B., Math Teacher
As our district slowly moves to a 1-to-1 platform, this course was the perfect opportunity to make the learning applicable to what my individual needs are.J.W., Math Teacher
A great place to start when your school is going 1:1D.Z., Science Teacher
Very valuable and applicable to my job. Instructor was very helpful. I enjoyed the face to face time to work on projects and network with assistance.B.R., 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
Using the tools I learned during the class has definitely helped me move up the SAMR model.A.C.
This course provides a great overview of technologies that can be use in the classroom.A.S., Elementary 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 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 plan to implement what was taken from this course immediately into my teaching style.M.M., Elementary Teacher
I learned a lot that will be applicable in the classroom setting. Great course for someone wanting to dive into the digital world.M.H., Elementary Teacher
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
Great course. Gave lots of opportunities to create useful tools for my classroom.N.R., Librarian
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
I loved the practical tips that I was able to take away from this class. It wasn't a lot of "theory" that I couldn't convert into something I could use in my classroom - it was real, definite and, most importantly, valuable information that I can implement on a daily basis.J.R., World Languages Teacher