Participants in this four-week online class will explore twenty of the digital tools used in the Structured Learning K-8 Technology Curriculum. These include 20 webtools from the following comprehensive list:
Participants will prepare one webtool every week and then teach classmates in a group virtual meeting. Participants can select a webtool they’re familiar with, that they use in their classes (from the list above) or one they’d like to get to know. This can be done individually or in groups, as a live presentation or a moderated screencast. Each weekly virtual meeting will include five presentations of webtools by class members. They are about fifteen minutes each, with the goal of completing all presentations within 90 minutes.
At the end of this course, participants get 24 hours of professional development credit and a Certificate of Completion itemizing your achievements.
Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Price includes course registration and all necessary materials. To enroll, click Buy and sign up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This is a five-person group enrollment taught via Google Classroom.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- use twenty new webtools from the Structured Learning K-8 Curriculum that integrate technology into classroom learning
- evaluate webtools to determine which is the best fit for classroom needs including a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, step-by-step how-to details, and a sample
- present an overview of webtools to stakeholders in your school community such as administrators, library media specialists, students, parents, and colleagues
- feel a high degree of confidence unpacking the Structured Learning technology curriculum
Class is four weeks. Students spend about one-two hours preparing their webtool presentation and about 90 minutes at the weekly virtual meeting discussing the webtools classmates explored.
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What you get
- 24 hours of professional development credit
- certificate of achievement itemizing accomplishments.
How Class Works
Students teach classmates how to use webtools during the weekend virtual meeting. Each includes a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, how-to details, and a sample. This may be presented as a screencast (or annotated screenshots). Students also post an example of the webtool project and the screencast/ screenshots to a community board as a resource for classmates.
Who Needs This
This course is designed for educators who:
- have purchased the K-8 curriculum and want a solid understanding of webtools being used
- worry about being able to use authentic webtools that are both transformative and normative
What Do You Need to Participate
- One or more grade levels of the Structured Learning K8 Tech Curriculum
- Internet connection
- Accounts for Google and various web-based tools (if any)
- Commitment of 2-5 hours per week for 4 weeks to learn tech
- Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning
- Software and webtool membership (if there are any)
- Assistance setting up hardware, network, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software
Curious? Here’s a sample:
$750.00 for a group of five and includes all required materials
We take PO’s–contact Zeke Rowe for details–zeke rowe at structuredlearning dot net