At EdTechTeacher, we strongly believe that successful technology integration in schools requires ongoing, sustained professional development.
One instructor leads up to 30 teachers from a school or district that form a foundation and support network.
FACE TO FACE WORKSHOPS
Your instructor comes to your school to facilitate hands-on workshops throughout the school year.
Instructors continue to work with teachers virtually via Live Webinars throughout continue the program.
ONLINE COURSE WORK
Teachers work their way through material online with guidance and one-to-one coaching with our instructors.
"I really enjoyed the course. I found it to be informative, helpful and it made me eager to use the technology in my classroom."
iPads in the Classroom
Our Full Year Professional Development courses are called "T21s" meaning "Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century". Each T21 is customized for a cohort by the instructor but we offer a range of subjects to start with.
Contact us for more information for a detailed curriculum.
iPads in the Classroom
iPads have exploded in schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. In the iPad T21 program, we focus on specific learning goals that promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. We begin with hands-on exploration of specific apps and then transition to broader topics such as collaboration, workflow, assessment, and content curation.
GSuite in the Classroom
The G Suite program leaves participants with a keen understanding of the Chromebook as a learning device, greater confidence, increased knowledge and skills, practical activities for integrating Chromebooks and educational apps in the curriculum, and a readiness to take a leadership role in promoting thoughtful technology use in classrooms.
Integrating Design Thinking
The Design Thinking program explores the mindset, philosophy, and purpose of design thinking with tangible examples and discussions of implementation. Participants will develop a solid understanding of both the why and the what of Design Thinking with hands-on projects throughout the year.
Personalized Learning will take a hands-on approach to understanding Personalized Learning and how to use its principles to create learning environments that engage students, foster curiosity, and encourage a collaborative approach to solving problems. Ultimately, participants will modify and adapt this process to best fit their curriculum so that they can encourage their students to engage deeply with curricular content and take ownership of their learning. Participants will be given time to explore, practice and refine their skills in the workshop.
Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning is a framework to create a classroom environment that sparks engagement, research, problem solving, collaboration and authentic student work. Course participants will ultimately redesign existing course units into Project Based Learning experiences that are guided by a carefully crafted driving question to guide student research and exploration.
Throughout this T21 course, we will take a hands-on approach to understanding the Office 365 platform and how we can use the tools available to create learning environments that engage students, foster collaboration, and increase productivity and communication. Course participants will ultimately modify and adapt their existing classroom practice to leverage Office 365 tools in their classroom to transform instruction and the student experience.
Train the Trainer
Effective professional development can take many forms, but planning professional development should minimize dealing with the “nuts and bolts” and focus on reflection and pedagogy. This process takes time and is a continuous investment throughout the school year and beyond. The key is facilitating collaboration and communication amongst educational peers and exposing them to successful reflection practices both inside and outside of the institution. If we help teachers interact and reflect, both onsite and online, we help them grow professionally.
As technology and globalization transform our economy and civic sphere, school administrators and educators must rise to the challenge of preparing students for an ever more complex and cognitively demanding world. The program outlines steps school leaders can take to nurture school and district cultures that promote effective and conscientious innovation -- specifically in tech-laden learning environments.
One Day August-September
Starting from September-October
One Hour October
One Day December-January
One Hour March
Ranging from April - May
One Day May - June
Due End of Year
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