In this course, participants will examine ways in which technologies can be integrated effectively in educational settings for the enhancement of teaching and learning. This course explores how technology may be used as a tool to facilitate changes in the ways teachers teach and students learn and ultimately, examines how teachers can use technology more efficiently and effectively to improve student achievement. The course also examines how educators use technology for communication and collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, students, and the larger community. Participants will discover how technology can be an engaging and effective tool in the classroom. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate the latest technology into the curriculum to support learning.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Stages of Technology Integration and Adoption
Week 3: Collaboration
Week 4: Differentiation
Week 5: Personalized Learning
Week 6: Alternate Assessment
Week 7: Digital Citizenship
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.