DIGITAL LITERACY FOR EDUCATORS
Learn how to integrate some of the exciting digital tools in your classroom to make your lessons engaging to reach and teach this millennial generation of students.
Technology can be a powerful learning tool when used with specific learning goals in mind. It can help create a more engaging and authentic learning environment.
As the different learning goals and technological needs can vary, this five day course will allow participants to engage in hands-on workshops, instructional activities, and pedagogical discussions relevant to meeting today’s learning needs.
Enhance Student Engagement
Flip a Learning Module
Explore Instructional Technology
Create a digital classroom environment
Design media-rich course assignments
The course is designed to prepare educators with a fundamental understanding of digital citizenship, its key components, and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of digital citizenship, you can begin to use digital tools in the classroom with confidence, as well as address students’ need to understand digital literacy, online security and privacy, social media, and Internet safety. This is a blended learning experience—students will be required to complete coursework in the classroom and online.
Course Audience: Classroom teachers, instructional coaches and school administrators.
Location: MCC-Longview, 500 SW Longview Road, Business Building, Room 206, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081-2105
Day/Unit 1: Digital Citizenship: Cultivating a Safe and Responsible Digital Culture.
Participants will get an overview and understanding of Digital Citizenship key concepts and objectives as it relates to educating students.
Day/Unit 2: Exploring Frameworks: Guiding Educators to Enhance and Transform Digital Learning and Teaching.
Participants will learn about two frameworks TPACK (technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge) and SAMR
(Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition)
Day/Unit 3: The Four C’s of Digital Age Skills.
Participants will explore strategies to support classroom teacher practices that enhance students’ collaborative work, communication with multiple audiences, critical thinking, and creativity.
Day/Unit 4: Vetting Digital Tools and Resources.
Participants will have the opportunity to self-explore and vet a range of digital tools and consider how to use and integrate them in their curriculum
Day/Unit 5: All Things Digital.
Participants will learn the impact of digital technology, outside of education, and how to prepare students to navigate in a digital world and soon to be digital economy.
Course Dates and Times.
July 25-29 8:00am – 1:00pm | August 1-5 8:00am – 1:00pm
There will be an open Lab time from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to allow for completion of projects/assignments.