This 100% ONLINE course examines the basis for educational change in the 21st Century and exposes students to 21st Century pedagogies with a focus on the TPACK 21st century framework for transformational integration of technology. This course is designed for the beginner teacher who wants to design, develop and facilitate experiences for students that meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. Participants will be exposed to a variety of technological tools. They will use those tools together with the TPACK framework, an understanding of Creativity and Innovation, Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, Project-Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning to adapt and revise lessons and units of instruction.
Note: All participants will need to supply their own device (with Internet access) in order to participate via Schoology. While this course is entirely online, it is not self-paced. Assignments will be due on a weekly basis, and participants will be expected to attend virtual class meetings and virtually collaborate with other members of the course.
Through our partnership with the University of North Dakota, we offer 3 graduate-level professional development credits for all of our courses. Upon courses completion, participants will receive an official University Transcript. Courses are also available in Non-credit version where participants can receive credit hours to submit for Act 48.