Instructor: David Beyers

David Beyers
Biography:

David Beyers currently works as a physical education and geography instructor for Wolverine Community Schools. He is also an online instructor for Michigan Virtual School. David holds a Master in Education from Walden University.


Classes by this instructor


T&L 2900: VIR: Designing an Online Classroom
This course is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn how to effectively develop and instruct a virtual classroom by making use of free resources available on the internet.
June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Gamification in the Classroom
This course will explore the principles of gaming and gamification, as well as how these principles can impact - both positively and negatively - student engagement and success in the classroom.
December 1, 2018 to December 1, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Getting Googled: Eliminating Excuses Through the Free Resources of Google

This course is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn how to effectively utilize and teach with several Google applications such as: Docs, Slides, Surveys and Gmail. Participants will develop curriculum, acquire resource awareness and produce ecourse options that will change how their classroom runs as well as eliminate obstacles that prevent some students from succeeding.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Grant Writing Made Easy

In this course students will gain an understanding of what it takes to research, select, prepare for, and write a successful grant application. By the end of the course students will have applied for two grants that have the opportunity to enhance their classroom or school.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: iPads in the Classroom

In this course participants will gain an understanding of how to operate their Ipad and become familiar with the opportunities it provides for enhancing the learning in their classroom.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Providing Effective Feedback to Foster Student Growth

This course will explore the importance of providing constant and effective feedback to students. Participants will characterize the critical nature of feedback in the learning process and identify key strategies for improving their current practices. The components of effective feedback, tools for providing feedback, and potential barriers to implementation will also be discussed.


May 1, 2018 to May 1, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Smart Phones in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Implementation

This course will explore the advantages of student smartphone use in the classroom, as well as the potential obstacles that may arise from implementation.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Strategies for Reaching At-Risk Students

This course will explore what it means to be "at-risk" and the strategies, programs, and services that exist to support at-risk students. Participants will define the term at-risk, identify strategies from motivating and encouraging at-risk students in the classroom, research available community programs and services, and create a detailed individual student profile and plan.


July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Teaching in the Online and Blended Environments

This course is intended for teachers who are interested in or have already began incorporating online instruction into their classrooms.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Tomorrow's Technology in Today's Classroom

In this course students will gain an understanding of several current technological resources that are available for free use, as well as, understand the advantages of implementing such resources. Through peer-to-peer and instructor interactions by the end of the workshop each student will have an understanding of how to effectively implement the online component of teaching in a traditional classroom.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Teaching with Tablets

In this course participants will gain an understanding of how to operate their tablet and become familiar with the opportunities it provides for enhancing the learning in their classroom.


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
T&L 2900: VIR: Universal Design for Learning

This course is intended as an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a, "set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn" (CAST, 2012).


June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021