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Learning in the 21st Century - Online

This 100% ONLINE course examines the basis for educational change in the 21st Century and exposes students to 21st Century pedagogies with a focus on the TPACK 21st century framework for transformational integration of technology. This course is designed for the beginner teacher who wants to design, develop and facilitate experiences for students that meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. Participants will be exposed to a variety of technological tools. They will use those tools together with the TPACK framework, an understanding of Creativity and Innovation, Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning to adapt and revise lessons and units of instruction.

Note: All participants will need to supply their own device (with Internet access) in order to participate via Schoology. While this course is entirely online, it is not self-paced. Assignments will be due on a weekly basis, and participants will be expected to attend virtual class meetings and virtually collaborate with other members of the course.

Foundations for Effective Technology Integration

Maintaining strong instructional practices rooted in the fundamentals of education is essential to the success of students and teachers alike.  Technology is rapidly changing our world, and the students walking through the doors of schools. When technology is utilized effectively and with specific objectives, it can enhance learning in ways previously unimaginable.  Whether you consider yourself a “techxpert” or technology causes you anxiety, this course is intended for you. It’s structured in a way for a differentiated, self-directed learning experience.

This course will help teachers build technology integration strategies into everyday teaching.  These practices will also create a seamless transition to distance learning experiences.

This course will help develop instructional rich lessons with seamless technology integration.  Whether you are a new teacher, or in a new position looking to build from scratch or an experienced teacher trying to enhance your curriculum, this course will leave you spinning with materials, tools, and resources.  Let this be the course that thrusts you into a new age of teaching and learning. This course is a hands-on exploratory course to create the most effective activities for your students.