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Subscriber Special: July

Posted by on June 30, 2017

BOGO — Buy one class; get a friend in for free

July 3rd-July 10th only

Last chance–class starts Monday, July 10th!

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The Tech-infused Classonline classes

July 10th – July 29th
$229 (individual); $750 (group of 5)

Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Includes:

  • 8 Activities (topics)
  • 28+ tech ed videos
  • 12 tech ed Lesson plans
  • 2 tech ed eBooks

The 21st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This  three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. This includes topics like how to build your tech-infused classroom, using tech to differentiate for student needs, teaching reading and writing with tech (you can learn more about that in the class, Teaching Writing with Tech),  and favorite digital tools.  You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for needs. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be a fully-involved and eager risk-taker.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Painlessly add flexible, authentic, and transformative technology to your classroom.
  2. Recognize the most popular webtools and ideas used by colleagues and understand their importance in the classroom
  3. Use technology to re-ignite enthusiasm for reading and writing (this is an overview—more detail in Teach Writing With Tech).
  4. Use blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Hangouts to collaborate and share.
  5. Use technology to differentiate for varied student learning styles (this is an overview—more detail in The Differentiated Classroom).
  6. Blend technology smoothly into your curriculum making it a tool, not a distraction.
  7. Create digital portfolios that store, share, and curate work.
  8. Start the year-long process of creating a collaborative class curriculum map.
  9. Develop the solid core of a Professional Learning Network. Draw on classmates’ experiences, ask questions, and discuss tech ed topics.

What You Get With Enrollment

  • 8 Activities (topics)
  • 28+ tech ed videos
  • 12 tech ed Lesson plans
  • 2 tech ed eBooks
  • 40+ Hall of Fame tech ed articles
  • 2 posters
  • unlimited coaching during pre-arranged times–we stay until everyone leaves. If you need extra help, we’ll arrange that also.
  • membership in class wiki—you’ll get an invitation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • free resources on tech ed topics

In fact, price includes all necessary materials.

How Class Works

Each week, review materials on themed activities including webinars, short articles, sample lessons plans, and ebooks. Complete one weekly project using what you learned and add it to your digital portfolio. Reflect on the week’s activities via a blog post; comment on the posts of your classmates. Track your progress via a Google Spreadsheet (link provided).

Weekends, virtually meet with classmates and the teacher on Google Hangouts (GHO) or a Twitter Chat to discuss activities, answer questions, and review overarching topics like “How do you teach so that students hear you”.

Who Needs This

This course is designed for educators who:

  • Are serious about integrating tech into their class
  • Worry about integrating tech into their class
  • Want creative approaches to using tech
  • Want to go to the next step of tech-infusing their classroom and/or school

What Do You Need to Participate

  • Internet connection
  • Accounts for blog, Google, Twitter, various web-based tools, class wiki
  • Commitment of 5-10 hours per week for 3 weeks to learn tech
  • Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning

NOT Included:

  • Software and webtool membership (if there are any)
  • Assistance setting up hardware, network, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.

Activities include:

  • Introduction
  • Build your tech-infused classroom
  • Curriculum Maps
  • Differentiation
  • Reading and Tech
  • Webtools–teacher favorites
  • Writing and Tech
  • Your Personal Learning Network

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More on Summer PD:

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Summer PD–Questions We’ve Gotten

11 Take-aways from Summer PD

Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thriller series, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days.

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