Instructor: Cynthia Willits

Cynthia Willits
Biography: BA Environmental Education, Lehigh University
MEd - Education, Lehigh University

Ms. Willits has been teaching online for the past 11 years with a prominent Pennsylvania public cyber charter school as a 6th grade teacher.  She also leads professional development for her colleagues, and is a resource for educational technology implementation for her peers and her students.  She has presented at many educational conferences including several iNACOL conferences (International Association for K-12 Online Learning), several Blackboard Summit and Blackboard World Conferences in Las Vegas and New Orleans, PETE & C (Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference), and also for PAGE (PA Gifted Education).  Ms. Willits has also earned a place in the Blackboard Collaborate Hall of Fame, for her work in developing a fully online STEM program for 5th and 6th graders at the cyber school she teaches for.  She is also the dynamic personality in her school's orientation videos that can be viewed at

Classes by this instructor

Using BYOD as Mindtools
Does your school or District have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, but you would like to know more about how to optimize this policy in your own classroom or school? Regardless of whether your school or District has a 1:1 initiative, this course will immerse educators in collaborative lesson design using a multitude of devices students bring to and explore in class. We will evaluate a range of BYOD mindtools that, when routinely implemented, will enable you and your students to construct your own media-rich understandings of class materials. We will develop strategies and in-class practices around the design of learning environments in the age of BYOD.
January 24, 2022 to March 22, 2022, Online