Technology Training

The use of technology to support student success is a prevalent practice. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, most school districts were not prepared with a continuity of learning plan in place that provided equitable access for all students nor enough training for teachers to be able to seamlessly plan and integrate it. Educators were remarkable in how quickly they responded to the emergency and shifted to remote or virtual learning in the effort to reach and engage students confined to their homes. At this time, it is unknown what the plans for reopening schools and keeping students learning will be come September. But one thing we do know is that the role of technology in education has certainly changed. By being proactive, educators can gain the knowledge and skills they require and be ready for whatever lies ahead.

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Online Seminars for CTLE

Redesigning Teaching Through Instructional Technology (5 hours) – Technology has the power to fundamentally change and even reinvent how instruction is delivered, as well as how we provide appropriate instruction for students with a wide variety of needs. However, technology, like any other tool, requires knowing how and when to use it in order to maximize its efficacy and provide opportunities for true inquiry. In this seminar, we will explore K-12 appropriate models demonstrating when and how to strategically use technology in any scenario (e.g. classroom, hybrid, distance learning, etc.), as well as standards-based best practices for fundamentally redesigning instruction using technology across the curriculum.

Web-based Tools to Boost Instruction in the Classroom, Hybrid, and Distance Learning Scenarios (15 hours) – In this 15-hour online seminar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice with web-based tools from a variety of providers in order to enhance instruction in the classroom, hybrid, and distance/remote learning scenarios. Content will include best practices for use of the Google Suite in instruction, as well as discussion and practice with several other web-based instructional tools.

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Online and Site-Based Courses for Graduate Credit

Enhancing Your Classroom, Digitally (CURI 6535) – Improving instruction to make it relevant, meaningful and engaging should be a goal of every 21st century educator. In this course, we will explore instructional practices, digital tools, platforms and pathways to facilitate meaningful learning experiences in the classroom and beyond. Additionally, there are a variety of contexts and resources in all districts that impact what and how we choose to implement technology in our classrooms. In this course, participants will investigate how to put pedagogy first and add digital resources second. The course will frame instruction with a digital lens that supports the SAMR (Substitute-Augment-Modify-Redefine) model, Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the New York State K-12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards with consideration given to the privacy and educational laws surrounding student use of technology.

Enhancing Assessment in Your Classroom Using Digital Applications (CURI 6534) – This course will cover a variety of digital applications that can be used to facilitate formative assessment practices in the classroom. Several different digital applications will be explored that can be used to increase student engagement in the assessment process, while also providing educators with valuable data that can be used to inform their instruction. Written assignments will integrate these digital applications with theoretical and practical considerations pertaining to best practices in classroom assessment.

Flipping the Classroom (CURI 6536) – This course covers the flipped classroom approach as it relates to teaching the 21st century classrooms. Topics that are covered include the development of a flipped classroom, creating a flipped classroom, the benefits of flipping a classroom, how to implement a flipped classroom, and how to create a positive learning environment in a flipped classroom. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

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Virtual Synchronous Seminars

Digital Learning Resources for In-person, Hybrid, and Distance Learning Models - this virtual seminar provides practical tips and tricks that allow you to use tech tools you already have access to. Utilizing these digital learning resources means you will work in a more effective and efficient manner saving your most precious resource—time—while also thoroughly engaging your students. (3 hours)

Purposeful Use of Instructional Technology - the power of instructional technology resides not in any particular application, website, or device, but in how teachers employ these tools to advance student learning. In this seminar, you will explore K-12 appropriate models demonstrating when and how to strategically plan for technology in any scenario (e.g. in-person, hybrid, remote learning, etc.), as well as standards-based best practices for fundamentally redesigning instruction using technology across the curriculum. (3 hours)