The Digital Teacher Series

Courses to create successful 21st-century classrooms

Our Digital Teacher professional development courses last for six weeks, with coursework delivered online via Haiku, the popular, user-friendly learning management system.

Professional facilitators guide lively interactions with participants. You'll complete hands-on assignments that result in mastery of the technology and an arsenal of ready-to-use classroom projects or lessons that will make immediate differences in student engagement and learning effectiveness.

All courses follow a formal syllabus that is NCATE-compliant. View a sample syllabus. Grading is based upon participation and completion of assignments.

Brain-Friendly Learning Online

Scientific advances have provided stunning insight into the human mind and how it works best. Educators can leverage this knowledge in online learning spaces to maximize engagement and retention. Participants learn design tenets and practical implementation strategies to make their online learning environment brain friendly. This course will explore a robust selection of online tools and tips that can be used with any learning management system or virtual environment.

Price: $699.95 (Graduate credit option available)
Start date: October 29, 2012

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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners through Technology

Students learn in many different ways, and meeting the diverse needs of all learners is an ongoing and growing challenge for educators. This course is designed to support teachers in their use of technologies and online tools that will help diversify their curriculum and instruction to meet the diverse needs of their learners. Educators will be introduced to current technologies that support various learning needs by introducing material in audio, visual, and multimedia formats. Attention is given to integrating these technologies effectively to support students' cognitive development, critical thinking skills, and literacy.

Price: $699.95 (Graduate credit option available)
Start date: October 29, 2012

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Project-based Learning in the Web 2.0 World

Educators will learn about blogs, wikis, YouTube, Twitter, and other tools that will turn any regular project into an adventure that will not only have your students engaged but also have other classes talking. When participants have finished the class, they will have a project that is classroom ready. As educators discover more tools to use in their class, they will construct a larger project they would present to their students incorporating the different tools discussed in this course.

Price: $699.95 (Graduate credit option available)
Start date: October 29, 2012

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