If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd!
MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher
MTI 562 starts Monday, March 23, 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
- tech ed videos
- tech ed lesson plans
- tech ed eBooks and 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
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Use blogs, Twitter, and virtual meetings to collaborate.
- Guide students in safe and effective internet search and research.
- Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens.
- Blend keyboarding into class activities and prepare for year-end tests.
- Blend tech smoothly into any curriculum, making it a tool, not a distraction.
- Assess student tech use organically.
- Publish projects in a variety of digital ways.
- Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network. Draw on each other’s experiences, ask questions, discuss tech ed topics.
- 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
- 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
- Standard software assumed part of a typical edtech set-up
- Tech networking advice
- Assistance setting up hardware, networks, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.
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.