Tech PD 2017 Course

Course Overview

This is a Blended / Online learning  where teachers will participate in a professional learning environment that will provide access to resources, tools, and ideas that will expand their professional knowledge, create an understanding of the changes occurring in education and 21st century skills and tools, and then transform their classroom instruction and delivery.  This will be done by learning specific tools and how to better use them in instruction, learning about educational models and their relation to technology and 21st century skills, and by learning in a professional environment that fosters learning and growing in professional knowledge.

While here, keep an open mind, take many deep breaths, and be open to the possibilities.  I will expose you to a ton of things.  Take in what you are able and buy into what makes sense. Take a break when you hit the point of overwhelmed!  It is a huge shift in our abilities and in our way of thinking.

Directions for Sharing Assignments with Me

Create a folder in Google Drive called Tech PD and your last name.  Mine would be called Tech PD Schoepke. Click here to watch a video on this.

 
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Session 1 & 2:  Being a Connected 21st Century Learner

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  • You will review internet searching strategies and use these strategies to complete a Genius Project assignment.
  • You will explore and build a personal / professional learning network using a variety of tools (Twitter, blogs, Facebook, Pinterest, Teachers Pay Teachers, Teaching Channel, YouTube, etc.).  You will reflect on your learning with new tools.
  • Use online tools and social bookmarking tools to save and organize web resources
  • Review Content Curation concepts
  • Complete a Learner's Profile Inventory!

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  • Explore communication tools and ways to communicate as a 21st century educator.
  • Understand the importance of digital citizenship and its role in the classroom.
  • Explore learning management systems and content curation tools for the classroom
  • Gain understanding of 21st century educational ideas and practices:  flipped learning, blended learning, student centered learning, personalized learning, etc.
  • Analyze existing curriculum and determine a theme or unit to re-invent for 21st century learning

 

 

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  • Explore tools that share 21st century instruction.
  • Experiment with different devices
  • Analyze existing curriculum and determine a theme or unit to re-invent for 21st century learning.

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