Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher

MTI 562 starts Monday, June 22, 2020 

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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 and sign up. Email askatechteacher at gmail dot com with questions.

What You Get

  • 8 Activities (topics)
  • tech ed videos
  • tech ed Lesson plans, ebook, articles
  • 5 weeks
  • 4 Virtual Meetings
  • Unlimited questions/coaching during virtual face-to-face meetings and other pre-arranged times
  • 3 college credits

Course Objectives

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

  1. Use blogs, Twitter, and virtual meetings to collaborate.
  2. Guide students in safe and effective internet search and research.
  3. Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens.
  4. Blend keyboarding into class activities and prepare for year-end tests.
  5. Blend tech smoothly into any curriculum as a tool, not a distraction.
  6. Assess student technology use organically.
  7. Publish projects in a variety of digital ways.
  8. Solve common tech problems that arise 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 a personal one)
  • Ready and eager to commit 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, software.

Activities include:

  • Assessment, grading, and end-of-year testing
  • Classroom management (blogs, rigor, curriculum maps)
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital portfolios
  • Keyboarding as part of learning
  • Online tools to support learning, including blogs, wikis, Discussion Boards to promote collaboration and sharing
  • Problem Solving
  • Twitter in the Classroom

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More online classes coming up this summer:

MTI 557–Building Digital Citizens Starts June 29, 2020

MTI 563–Differentiation Starts July 6, 2020

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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Author: Jacqui
Welcome to my virtual classroom. I've been a tech teacher for 15 years, but modern technology offers more to get my ideas across to students than at any time in my career. Drop in to my class wikis, classroom blog, our internet start pages. I'll answer your questions about how to teach tech, what to teach when, where the best virtual sites are. Need more--let's chat about issues of importance in tech ed. Want to see what I'm doing today? Click the gravatar and select the grade.

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