Seven courses that help bring you up to date with technology in the classroom. Take one or more on our Cambridge, MA, campus this summer!
The Summer Educational Technology Institute is geared to PreK-12 educators who want to enhance their familiarity with and use of technology in the classroom. Take one or more of these exciting courses—see what best fits your needs! Taught by experienced faculty whose enthusiasm will inspire you to try new and different ideas.
iPads: Innovation and Inquiry (ECOMP 6013) Saturday-Tuesday, July 6-9iPads are transforming learning environments by redefining the way that students can create content and interact with the curriculum. From free apps to low-cost, high impact apps, take a close look at the ways iPads can be used to encourage critical thinking and creativity, and foster student control over their own learning. Bringing your own device is encouraged but not required. Faculty: Sue Cusack Creating and Using Apps for Your Classroom (ECOMP 6014) Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13Explore the powerful emerging potential of using mobile technologies in your classroom. Using your own device, explore classroom-based projects that empower student learning. Learn how new apps are constructed, then create your own project. Explore a world of educational apps, and learn how they can support student learning. Faculty: Ricky Carter Teaching and Learning with Digital Media (ECOMP 6016) Monday-Thursday, July 15-18Harness the power of digital media for teaching and learning in your classroom. Learn how to create and publish images, audio files, and video projects with your students. Understand copyright and fair use guidelines; use file conversion tools, and save files in different formats. Explore the ways students can use digital media to acquire, analyze, construct, and present knowledge. Faculty: George BlakesleeDesigning and Implementing Educational Websites (ECOMP 7200) Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21; Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28Learn to build an internet presence for your educational organization that supports teaching and learning as well as other important functions. Use your own web resources or free and easy to use educational web design tools to create an online presence. Explore secure website hosting and cloud computing, using Google (for example) as your “invisible” secure IT service, online communication tools, and a range of website design tools. Faculty: Linda Mensing-Triplett Emerging Technologies (ECOMP 7010) Tuesday-Friday, July 23-26Experiment 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, and learn to integrate technologies into curricula while promoting transformative thinking and creativity. Faculty: Maureen YoderCyberbullying in Schools: A 21st Century Problem (ECOMP 6012) Friday-Monday, August 2-5Kids have been bullying for generations, but the latest generation is using computers, cell phones, and other devices to cause even more harm. This course focuses on how cyberbullying happens in schools and how to see the indicators in your own students. Explore the legal ramifications of cyberbullying for students, teachers, schools, and districts, and learn what you can do to control or eliminate cyberbullying. Faculty: Susan PattersonOnline Teaching: Introduction to Design and Practice (ECOMP 6201) Tuesday-Friday, August 6-9 Explore the advantages of K-12 online learning and features of online environments and collaborative tools, and examine the best practices for teaching online. Examine expectations, characteristics, and needs of online learners, and develop strategies to help students assess their readiness to learn online. Solutions for involving all stakeholders and the challenge of keeping students motivated to produce quality work will be explored. Faculty: Jo-Anne Hart
Cost per graduate credit: $550If taken for PDPs: $600 completeTechnology Fee: $30.00 Registration Fee: $15.00 Discount of 20 percent for early registration (prior to May 31)
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