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Description

This fully online course guides teachers, administrators, and educational leaders through the process of how to utilize the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) and the TIM Tools to describe and compare classroom technology use. Specifically, this course will provide an introduction to the TIM, the TIM Observation Tool and protocol, implementation of the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS), and incorporation of the TIM data into professional development planning.

Topics include:
  • Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
  • Overview Using the Technology Integration Matrix Observation (TIM-O) tools
  • Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey Incorporating the TIM into Professional Development Plans
  • Making Connections to the District Digital Classroom Plan (DCP)

Description

How can my students get the most out of technology in my classroom? In this practical, hands-on course, teachers will learn how to apply the TIM on a day-to-day basis in their classrooms to support effective technology integration.

Topics include:
  • Evaluating available technology resources
  • Understanding discipline-specific practices
  • Matching student needs and technology
  • Preparing for Digital Classroom Plan (DCP) reporting
  • Working fluently across the matrix

Description

This fully online course is designed to prepare teachers and instructional leaders to conduct classroom observations using the TIM-O. For a district cohort, elements of this course can be customized to meet the goals of a specific observation plan.

Topics include:
  • Guidance and mentoring toward consistent and unbiased application of the TIM-O
  • Techniques for conducting efficient and effective observations
  • Matching student needs and technology
  • Strategies for coaching and feedback

Description

E-portfolios can be integrated into the classroom to showcase student achievement, assess progress over time, apply concept knowledge, and support student reflection in the classroom and throughout their educational career. In this online professional development course, teachers will learn to use e-portfolios and Web 2.0 tools to enable students to store, track, evaluate, and share digitally created learning projects and demonstrate mastery of learned skills.

Topics include:
  • Why use e-portfolios?
  • What should an e-portfolio include?
  • Improve how they deliver and accept feedback for productivity and enhanced relationships
  • Ensure they are trustworthy, trusting and encouraging others to come from a place of trust
  • Types of e-portfolios: developmental, showcase, assessment
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Tools for creating e-portfolios
  • Considerations for classroom integration
  • Evaluating e-portfolios

Description

Bring-Your-Own-Device policies are an important way to leverage powerful technology resources and engage students, but there are many classroom challenges to consider before getting started.

Topics include:
  • Setting up AUPs and guidelines for general use
  • How to engage parents and the community
  • Understanding impact on infrastructure
  • Addressing the needs of students who don't have access to technology
  • Free and paid resources
  • Cross-platform support issues
  • Building a collaborative teacher-student-administration team

Description

Concrete, authentic project-based learning enables students to solve real-world problems by using hands-on, high-leveled, critical thinking and technology skills. It is a great motivator for students to manage field research, collaborate with other students, consult subject matter experts and develop solutions to situations of interest. Technology plays an important role in allowing students to be effective in conducting meaningful project-based learning tasks.

Topics include:
  • What is project-based learning?
  • Why should we use PBL?
  • What are student and teacher roles?
  • How do we design and build PBL projects?
  • PBL project ideas and examples
  • Digital tools and resources for creating PBL projects

Description

The heart of your BYOD policy is what happens in the classroom. Once your foundation is established, build your capacity for technology integration to support student success.

Topics include:
  • Balancing curriculum demands,student needs, and available technology
  • Integrating technology tools to support specific subject areas
  • Evaluating available resources
  • Utilizing devices to engage in real-world experiences
  • Matching tools with resources
  • Using devices to demonstrate understanding of curriculum
  • Cross-platform collaboration tools

Description

Today's students have grown up using technology and online resources, yet many currently lack the skills to search, evaluate, organize, save, and properly cite the information they find. Current standards require students to research and respond analytically to literature and informational texts, but simply assigning a research paper may not provide students with the research skills they need. In this online professional development course, participants will learn how to develop effective research projects and foster an inquiry-based classroom culture.

Topics include:
  • The importance and impact of research skills for 21st-century learners
  • Search engines and search techniques
  • Evaluating information and sources
  • Resources for citing sources
  • Tools and techniques for saving and sharing resources

Description

Between social media outlets like Instagram, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, video sharing sites like YouTube, and comprehensive search engines like Google, the ability to find, watch, share, reuse and redistribute content is easier than ever before. However, just because you can find it and share it, should you? It is critical to model academic integrity for our students so they will understand and honor usage rights as they move on to higher education or the working world.

Topics include:
  • What is copyright?
  • Why copyright is relevant in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Exploring copyright issues
  • Sharing and modeling copyright best practices for students
  • How to maintain legal and ethical use of resources and materials from other sources

Description

This online professional development course provides instruction on best practices and considerations for integrating various communication tools in the classroom. Participants will explore synchronous and asynchronous communication tools, social media, educational apps, and various Web 2.0 tools and examine how these applications can be used to support classroom learning.

Topics include:
  • Communication Modes and Tools Resources for Effective Communication
  • Resources for Effective Communication
  • Multimedia in the 21st Century Learning Environment Technology Integration
  • Technology Integration

Description

This online technology training course explores various computer-based tools that can be used to create digital narratives. Digital narratives combine the art of telling stories with graphics, text, audio, and video. They may be personal, historical, community-based, or global and are constructed from the creator's perspective. Teachers will be able to apply the tools and concepts in this online course to integrate digital narratives in the classroom to enhance learning.

Topics include:
  • Choosing the best media for telling stories
  • Developing your narrative
  • Producing audio for video and podcasts
  • Creating a multimedia digital narrative video

Description

Students come to our classrooms with a variety of learning styles and abilities, and as teachers, we work diligently to meet the needs of each student. It is easy to provide extra time on assignments, additional learning support or using assistive technologies is easy in our face-to-face classrooms. However, what happens when students try to access our materials in the digital classroom? In this online professional development course you will learn effective strategies and best practices for making your digital classroom accessible to all students.

Topics include:
  • What is Accessibility?
  • Why is Accessibility important in the digital classroom?
  • Where does inaccessible content hide in my digital classroom?
  • How can I apply accessibility best practices with students?

Description

The technology of today allows young adults to learn, share, and explore in exciting new ways. While digital natives regularly use technology to communicate, collaborate, and produce digital content, many are unaware of the lasting impacts of posting online or how to be a critical consumer of online information. Participants in this online technology course will evaluate current practices, research the impact of digital literacy and citizenship on students, and develop lessons focused on incorporating digital citizenship training into the 6-12 classroom.

Topics include:
  • Defining 21st century literacies
  • How digital citizenship impacts the 21st century learner
  • How to model best practices in digital and media literacy
  • Safe and appropriate technology use
  • Safe communication and collaboration in a global community

Description

The practice of "learning by doing" offers students hands-on, authentic learning experiences that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Project-based learning allows students to become active in their learning by asking meaningful, real-world questions and exploring potential solutions to problems. This engagement helps students make connections between school and the challenges they will face in college or future careers

Topics include:
  • Defining Project-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Evaluating PBL as an effective practice in 6-12 classrooms
  • Examining effective PBL examples in secondary classrooms
  • Understanding the steps to develop a PBL lesson/unit plan
  • Creating a PBL unit for 6-12 learners

Description

Blended and flipped learning shifts the focus of classroom instruction from traditional, lecture-style delivery to student-centered learning. These models provide opportunities to meet individual student needs and encourage students to take ownership of their own learning. In this course, you will utilize digital resources to create a unit of study for your classroom.

Topics include:
  • Exploring blended and flipped learning pedagogy
  • Identifying the pillars of blended and flipped learning models
  • Examining the implications to teaching and learning
  • Discussing the benefits and challenges of a blended or flipped classroom
  • Exploring resources for creating blended/flipped classrooms

Description

The old adage tells us that a picture is worth 1000 words, but when you combine pictures, graphics, text, and data, you get a valuable educational tool. Infographics create clear and appealing visualizations of important concepts, critical knowledge, collections of data, or a summary of information. Used in the classroom, these clever creations can be a wonderful addition to teaching and learning!

Topics include:
  • Creating effective infographics with a variety of tools
  • Developing infographics to convey information
  • Using infographics to analyze data.
  • Utilizing infographics to summarize learning

Description

Looking for ways to engage and motivate today's learners? Current research reveals that close to 91% of learners play video games, and that number is on the rise. Implementing game-based learning (GBL) opportunities in the classroom provides students with the ability to deepen their knowledge of identified learning objectives through play. In this course, participants will learn more about game-based learning pedagogy and how to select, test, and effectively utilize digital game-based learning resources.

Topics include:
  • Defining game-based learning and related terminologies
  • Developing strategies for applying game-based learning pedagogy in the classroom
  • Exploring and evaluating available digital game-based learning tools and resources
  • Creating lesson plans incorporating game-based learning objectives
GKT Reading

This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the Reading portion of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills:
    • Knowledge of Key Ideas and Details Based on Text Selections
    • Knowledge of Craft Structure Based on Text Selections
    • Knowledge of the Integration of Information and Ideas Based on Text Selections
  • Interpreting GKT score reports
GKT Math

This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the Math portion of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills:
    • Knowledge of Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations
    • Knowledge of Geometry and Measurement
    • Knowledge of Algebraic Thinking and the Coordinate Plane
    • Knowledge of Probability, Statistics, and Data Interpretation
  • Interpreting GKT score reports
GKT ELS & Essay

This online, self-paced course is designed to help prepare you to take the English Language Skills and Essay portions of the General Knowledge Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. Although the content is entirely self-paced, new course sections begin on the 1st of each month and run for 6 weeks.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding the GKT test structure
  • Assessing your level of readiness
  • Developing individualized study and test plans
  • Practicing essential content area subtest competencies and skills:
    • Knowledge of Language Structures
    • Knowledge of Vocabulary Application
    • Knowledge of Standard English Conventions
    • Essay Test Taking Strategies
  • Interpreting GKT score reports

The ACT Live-Online Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT. The ACT Live-Online Blitz is offered during the academic year to prepare students to reach their chosen test dates at peak performance. These courses meet twice per week, allowing time to practice new skills between sessions. Courses are strategically scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction. Online features include session recordings (sessions can be viewed again at a later time), module recordings, online office hours.

The ACT Live-Online Blitz is ideal for students who need an intensive preparation program during the academic year. Students generally take the ACT during the junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors who are taking the test for the first time, for seniors and other high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores, and for younger students who are curious about or want early preparation for the ACT.

The cost of attendance includes all course materials. Course materials will be delivered to your home.

This 24 hour live-online GRE class is delivered by an expert instructor and provides you with all the interactivity of a classroom experience. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises.

As an added feature, each session is recorded so that you can watch and review lessons on your own time. The course reviews each of the three main sections of the GRE revised General Exam: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE exam questions and follow our proven study plan on your way to success.

This class is offered online using Adobe Connect software. All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers or head phones and an Adobe Flash Player, which can be downloaded for free.

The cost of attendance includes all course materials. Course materials will be delivered to your home.

Enjoy the quality of a traditional classroom GMAT Prep Class from the comfort and convenience of your home. The online format is delivered by a live instructor,providing the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course. Sessions are recorded and made available for review.

This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the questions typically seen on the GMAT. The critical reasoning skills tested on the new Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections for the GMAT are also addressed.

Please try to register in time to receive your course materials.

The cost of attendance includes all course materials. Course materials will be delivered to your home.

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam

This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and interactivity of a traditional classroom experience.

The cost of attendance includes all course materials. Course materials will be delivered to your home.