Explore and master innovative tools to empower student engagement and learning in your classroom.
The Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in Emergent Technologies for Educators is an online program in which educators get a hands-on and conceptual understanding of the newest digital resources, mobile technologies, and beta tools. Collaborate with other innovative teachers to apply exciting new resources to your own teaching and learning practices. New topics are routinely incorporated as trends emerge and promising products become available—allowing you, for example, to explore cloud computing, virtual reality, and 3D printing.Inspire and motivate your students with a creative and fun learning environment in which they become innovators and problem solvers across subject areas within the evolving digital landscape.
Experiment with leading edge technologies such as cloud–based applications, virtual reality environments, keyboard alternatives, and streaming video for supporting flipped classrooms. Explore the latest web-based resources, collaboration tools, and presentation applications for every grade level and subject area. Learn to integrate emerging technologies into existing curricula while promoting transformative thinking and creativity. Build your expertise and gain experience in identifying the efficacy of future technologies for enhancing student learning.
This laboratory introduces the use of robotics in the K-12 curriculum. Participants build several, progressively complex, robots from kits selected by the instructor; create videos of build instructions; develop lesson plans with rubrics meeting state science and/or STEM standards; write robotic grants; and design a final robot project of their choice. Encouragement of pupils under-represented in STEM K-12 classes and careers is examined. Participants purchase robotic kits in lieu of textbooks. All levels welcome.
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