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Integrating Educational Technology

(30 Hr Course) - $150*

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Investigate teacher tools, resources, and ideas for integrating educational technology (EdTech) into the classroom that aligns with International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and state standards. Examine how to use the SAMR Module to integrate technology into instruction that results in increased motivation, critical thinking, and learning gains for all students.


Learning Objectives

  • Explain how educational technology is changing the 21st-century classroom.

  • Describe the teacher's responsibility for adopting educational technology into instruction.

  • Explain the educational shifts required for students to become digital learners.

  • Identify the essential 21st-century skills (i.e., 4Cs).

  • Describe how to use the SAMR Model to integrate technology effectively into classroom instruction.

  • Describe how to use the ISTE Standards for Educators and ISTE Standards for Students for planning instruction.

  • Explain how the ISTE standards, state standards, and ESSA support technology in the classroom.

  • Identify the parts of the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework for curriculum planning.

  • Describe technology hardware and software resources available to teachers and students.

  • Explain how to manage students’ use of technology in the classroom.

  • Describe methods to deliver challenging student-centered lessons and provide active student engagement.

  • Identify ways to integrate technology into instruction through Online Learning, Blended Learning, and Distance Learning.

  • Describe the nine components of the digital citizenship framework.

  • Explain how to foster digital literacy in students.

  • Describe strategies for teaching basic literacy skills and monitoring student mastery.

  • Demonstrate awareness and knowledge of technology resources and materials for developing lessons and facilitating learning that engages and motivates students.

  • Demonstrate how to apply varied instructional models and strategies that integrate technology and create active learning environments that provide comprehensible instruction and teach 21st-century skills.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

5 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team


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