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Technology Tools for the Digital Teacher

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

Course Description. 
Educators will become skilled on how to use digital resources to collaborate, create, communicate, and assess students.  Participants will gain an understanding of internet resources to create an online classroom (using a web-based learning management system), flipped classroom and screen-casting, formative assessments, eBooks, videos, communication options for students and parents, and more to maximize the learning environment and reach students through different learning mediums.  

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

1. To design and develop 21st century skills across curriculums (NBPTS 1-2; ISTE (International Standard for Technology in Education) 1)
2. To appraise key technological tools and online resources and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; ISTE 2, 3)
3. To employ emerging technology tools and world-wide-web resources to design, develop, and evaluate relevant experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
4. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning through the use of digital resources in the classroom (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5;10;)
5. To demonstrate proficient knowledge of skills and concepts related to digital resources and their integration into the classroom to enhanced create learning experiences for students (NBPTS 1-5; ISTE 1-4; 5, 6;)




By Molly Klein
Reviewed 4 years ago
I liked the variety of resources shared and discussed throughout the course. It was a great, productive class! Thank you!

By Robert Lehmann
Reviewed 3 years ago
Paul was fantastic to work with. He provided closure and assistance with every submission/assignment.

By Katherine Carson
Reviewed 3 years ago
This course was very well organized, informative, and enjoyable.

By Allison Burns
Reviewed 3 years ago
Another great course! Thank you!

By Jessica Lee
Reviewed 3 years ago
It's great that you offer self-paced online courses. It worked really well with my schedule.

By Sarah Bakke
Reviewed 2 years ago
I appreciate all of the engaging ideas shared in the course. They are all relevant to what is going on in the classroom. I also appreciate how quick Paul Wright gives feedback.

By Vincenza Spilotro
Reviewed 2 years ago
The instructor is by far my preferred instructor. He is understanding, flexible, clear in his directions, and gives immediate feedback. I rate him 10/10.

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Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.