The Tech-infused Teacher is a three week eighteen-hour interactive course on the most popular tech ed topics. These are the ones you’ve heard about, seen—want to use in your class if only you knew how to do that. It blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You use a suite of digital tools to leverage change while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You actively collaborate with classmates, sharing knowledge and providing constructive feedback, while you learn to publish digitally and solve common class tech problems. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.
At the end of this course, participants get 18 hours of professional development credit and a Certificate of Completion itemizing their accomplishments.
Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Classes are taught through Google Classroom. To enroll, click the Buy link to sign up. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a group enrollment for five+ and delivered via Google Classroom.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Use blogs, Twitter, and virtual meetings to collaborate and share.
- Guide students in safe and effective internet search and research.
- Expect students to use technology collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens.
- Blend keyboarding into class activities and prepare for year-end tests.
- Blend technology smoothly into your curriculum, making it a tool, not a distraction.
- Assess student technology use organically.
- Publish projects in a variety of digital ways.
- Use classmates to develop the core of a Personal Learning Network. Draw on each other’s experiences, ask questions, discuss tech ed topics.
- Solve common tech problems that arise in the classroom.
What You Get With Enrollment
- 9 Activities (topics)
- Tech ed videos, lesson plans, articles
- Unlimited questions/coaching during virtual meetings and pre-arranged times. We stay until everyone’s left. If you need additional help, we’ll arrange that also.
- Certificate of Completion
Price includes all necessary materials.
Class is three weeks, five-10 hours a week, taught through Google Classroom, and includes weekend virtual meetings.
During the week, review lesson plans, articles, and videos that address the weekly class topics. Complete activities (blog posts, comments, Tweets, and a weekly project).
Weekends, address overarching issues in a group virtual meeting (Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Webroom.net, Zoom, Twitter Chat and/or others). Questions you’ll discuss with classmates include “Tech problems in your classroom and how you solved them” and “How to authentically use technology”.
Need help on a topic not addressed? Arrange 1:1 time free-of-charge with instructors.
At the course end, receive a certificate of achievement to validate accomplishments including all the topics in which you completed required work.
How Class Works
Each week, review materials on themed activities including webinars, short articles, sample lessons plans, and ebooks. Complete one weekly project using what you learned which you add to your digital portfolio via screenshots, screencasts and/or embeds. Reflect on them, share, and provide feedback to classmates through blogs, forums, and virtual meetings.
Weekends, meet with classmates and the mentor in virtual meetings to discuss the activities, answer questions, and discuss overarching topics like “How do you turn students into good digital citizens”.
Who Needs This
This course is designed for educators who:
- Are serious about integrating tech into their class
- Worry about integrating tech into their class
- Want creative approaches to using tech
- Want to go to the next step of tech-infusing their classroom and/or school
What Do You Need to Participate
- Internet connection
- Accounts for blog, Google, Twitter, various web-based tools
- Commitment of 5-10 hours per week for 3 weeks to learn tech
- Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning
- Software and webtool membership (if any)
- Assistance setting up hardware, network, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.
- Common Core and Tech
- Digital Citizenship
- Google Apps
- Internet search/research/images
- Problem Solving
- Screenshots and Screencasts
$750 — for a group of 5-10
We take PO’s–contact Zeke Rowe for details–zeke rowe at structuredlearning dot net
What People Say About Summer PD
I am learning so much from this class. Thank you so much for all that you are teaching me. I really will be able to relate to my students when they get frustrated problem solving. These two classes have been the best professional development courses I have taken in a long time. It is money well spent! I will be recommending your classes to all the teachers I work with!
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed taking the Summer PD. The resources are truly priceless.
I can’t wait to incorporate into my own trainings to better prepare our teachers and students for an amazing experience! Thank you so much for all of the hard work you’ve put into the class.
Thank you SO much for creating this class. I was clearly unprepared to be a tech teacher last year. I could teach the equipment and provide keyboarding time, but even I was bored with tech class. Now I feel SO much better about preparing my students in a much richer and well-rounded manner from now on. …I can’t thank you enough!
About the Mentors
Ask a Tech Teacher© is a group of teachers, passionate about technology in education, who run the an award-winning resource blog Ask a Tech Teacher © with more than 75,000 visitors a month in search of teaching materials and advice. It offers oodles of free lesson plans, pedagogical conversation, website reviews and more. Its free newsletters and website articles are read by thousands, including teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone serious about finding the best way to maneuver the minefield of technology in education.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 35 years. She is the editor of a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of dozens of technology training books and webinars for how to integrate tech into ed. She is webmaster for four blogs, Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, adjunct professor, freelance journalist on tech ed topics.