Instructor: Sam Hostetler

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Sam is an administrator at a secondary school in the Twin Cities area. Before joining administration, Sam was a setting three Special Education teacher and worked with students with learning disabilities in reading and math, as well as students with emotional/behavior disorders and autism. He currently holds K-12 licenses in Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities and holds a Principal's license. Sam earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from The University of Colorado, a Master's in Special Education from The University of Colorado, and his K-12 Principal Licensure from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Sam, who has been recognized as a TIES "Exceptional Teacher" in 2014, is passionate about the transformative power of technology and developing the potential of all learners.


Classes by this instructor


T&L 2900: VIR: Foundations for Technology Integration

What now? So what? So often teachers will attend professional development sessions or workshops and hear about wonderfully innovative ideas for integrating technology into their classroom units, lessons, and/or tasks. However, after leaving these types of events, teachers come away feeling like they have the will and the drive to want to take on this challenge in their own classrooms but with no idea where to start.


October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Parent and Community Outreach/Involvement

Creating partnerships with the home, community organizations, and businesses, as well as setting up collaborative structures both within and outside the school, can positively impact instruction and learning. This pathway will explain the importance of and define strategies in order to foster these partnerships, and effective communication and implementation structures to ensure that your planning goes beyond the brainstorming phase.


October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Special Education Basics

Understanding learning disabilities and providing accommodations for students is an integral part of education. These modules focus on the basics of special education, with an emphasis on explaining all the jargon and acronyms that make up the special education world. This module was created with teachers in mind who want to better understand some of the basics of special education, or those who just need a refresher. You will also learn about affordable and easily accessible tools to support middle and secondary students with learning disabilities.


October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023