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Embracing Digital Transformation to Increase Student Engagement and Support All Learners

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

To leverage our world’s ever-changing and developing depth of online resources, educators will learn how to use a variety of online websites, applications, and various other digital resources to enhance classroom instruction and support the needs of all learners through multiple learning mediums.  Educators will become exposed to a variety of digital resources to foster collaboration between students, stimulate creativity, create differentiated assessments easily, and strengthen the communication pathways home to parents.  Participants will gain an understanding of internet resources that can aid in audio/video recording, interactive whiteboards, brainstorming, mind-mapping, project management, portfolios, creation of quizzes-polls-surveys, study-guides/flashcards, flipped classroom tools and screencasting, online formative assessments, eBooks, and social media as a vehicle for communication with students and parents, as well as other communication applications.  Participants will leave the course with tools to maximize the learning environment through technology engagement and inspire creativity in their students. 

Global Goals of the Course

The following global goals of the course exist to deepen and/or apply the content and skills of teachers’ existing professional knowledge:

  1. To develop 21st century skills across curriculums (National Board of Professional Teaching Standards-NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To appraise technological tools, online resources, and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; International Society for Technology in Education-ISTE 1.2, 1.3)
  3. To employ emerging technology applications and internet resources to design, develop, and evaluate relevant experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  4. To demonstrate proficient knowledge of skills and concepts related to digital resources through collaboration with other educational professionals to improve student learning (NBPTS 5)


By Angela Spitia
Reviewed 2 months ago
I have taken several course with the connecting link and I always feel I am learning new things. Mr. Paul Wright is one of my favorite teachers, he is very responsive and very professional.

By Carly Bryer
Reviewed 1 year ago
Paul Wright is a knowledgeable and helpful instructor.

By Jackie Block
Reviewed 6 months ago
Steve does great job getting the class involved in great discussions. We all really like to share ideas and resources.

By Christy Jacobson
Reviewed 4 months ago
Steve is very knowledgeable and answers questions immediately if you have a question.

By Adria Alfano
Reviewed 3 months ago
This was an enjoyable course. Perfectly balanced for someone that works fulltime.

By Brian Zyrkowski
Reviewed 1 month ago
Paul Wright gives timely and valuable feedback. Much appreciated!

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07/22/24 - 08/04/24
Jul 22 - Aug 04, 2024
Zoom Meetings will be on Mondays and Wednesdays (July 22, 24, 29, 31, 2024) from 10:30am-12:00pm Central Time.