Fall 2016 Ed Tech Courses

Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Fall 2016 ED TECH COURSES!

Compensation:  $250 stipend or 3 Credits

Please read the syllabi below, or contact your tech integrator with questions!
    
       
         
The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning
(Formally the Beginner Course)

Fall 2016


Taking for Credit? View the syllabus HERE
Taking for Stipend? View the syllabus HERE
Sign up for this course HERE.

Taking the Course for Credit?
Register on the first day of class!  Payment required at that time.
$260 per credit. 


Overview:

Nearly a decade ago, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills was created to help insure that students developed the skills necessary to be a productive 21st Century digital citizen.  From this partnership, essential skills were defined and categorized in four groupings that are known as the “4 Cs”.    These Cs are collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.


This course will explore each of the four Cs, over the course of the semester.    The final class meeting will have students present a multimedia presentation featuring a minimum of one lesson taught throughout the semester that exemplifies students performing each of the 4 Cs.


This course will be an introduction to the 4 Cs, and is designed for those who consider themselves novices with technology integration.





Details:

Meeting Dates and Times:
4:30-7:00

August 30, September 12, October 3, October 24, November 7 and December 12. 

Turning Teachers into Coaches
with SAMR, DoK, and Defined STEM
(Formally the Intermediate and Advanced Course)

Fall 2016

Taking for Credit? View the syllabus HERE
Taking for Stipend? View the syllabus HERE 
Sign up for this course HERE.

Taking the Course for Credit?
Register on the first day of class!  Payment required at that time.
$260 per credit. 


Overview:

The SAMR model for technology integration was developed Ruben R. Puentedura in 2006 while working  with the Maine Department of Education.


The four step model provides a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology in their classrooms.   As teachers move up the SAMR model, two things occur; students become the focus on the classroom and the work they do pushes them to think and perform on the upper levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.


This course will require that all students develop and teach a unit using the Defined Stem tool with the unit’s performance assessment that requires the student to create a product that falls within the “R” range of SAMR.  Students will create and share their units and provide student exemplars in an end of course multi-media presentation.  All units and projects will be shared by the district to create a OER (Open Educational Resources) bank for teachers to reference.



Details:

Meeting Dates and Times:

4:30-7:00 PM

September 15, October 13, October 27, November 10 and December 15.

Face to Face meetings TBD