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Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Posted by on July 1, 2020

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MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher

MTI 563 starts Monday, July 6, 2020! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up.

Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. It is not an extra layer of work, rather a habit of mind for both teacher and student. Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Ideas include visual, audio, video, mindmaps, infographics, graphic organizers, charts and tables, screenshots, screencasts, images, games and simulations, webtools, and hybrid assessments.

Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Price includes course registration, college credit, and all necessary materials. To enroll, click the link above, search for MTI 563 and sign up. If you don’t find the listing, it means it isn’t currently offered. That usually occurs in May-September-January. Email askatechteacher@gmail.com for upcoming dates.

What You Get

  • 5 Activities (topics)
  • tech ed videos
  • tech ed Lesson plans
  • Hall of Fame tech ed articles
  • 5 weeks
  • 4 virtual meetings
  • Unlimited questions/coaching during virtual face-to-face meetings and other pre-arranged times. We stay until everyone leaves.
  • 3 college credits

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Use technology to differentiate for student learning styles
  2. Understand how differentiating content and presentation engages a great proportion of learners
  3. Ensure that the outcome of student learning demonstrates understanding
  4. Vary assignments to address all learners’ needs
  5. Create an inclusive learning environment in the classroom

Who Needs This

This course is designed for classroom teachers, tech teachers, integration specialists, media specialists, LMS, administrators, principals, homeschoolers, teachers of teachers, and pre-service professionals who:

  • Are serious about integrating tech into their class
  • Worry about integrating tech into their class
  • Know what to do, but have questions
  • Want creative approaches to using tech

What Do You Need to Participate

  • Internet connection
  • Accounts for online tools like a blog, Twitter, various web-based tools
  • Google account (can be your school account or your personal one)
  • Ready and eager to commit 5-10 hours per week for 5 weeks to learning tech
  • Commitment to review materials prior to the virtual meeting (so you are prepared to address questions with classmates)
  • Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning and differentiate instruction

NOT Included:

  • Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up
  • Tech networking advice
  • Assistance setting up hardware, networks, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, loading software (i.e., Office, Photoshop).

Activities include:

  • Differentiating with Audio/Video
  • Class Warm-up and Exit Tickets
  • Differentiation
  • Gamify Your Classroom
  • Visual Learning

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More online classes coming up this summer:

MTI 558–Teach Writing with Tech  Starts July 20, 2020

Teacher Bio

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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