Professional Course for Cultivating Students’ Digital Literacies
“Digital Learning for the K–8 Classroom” is a four-module online professionaldevelopment course provided by Columbia University Teachers College that prepares K–8 teachers to cultivate their students’ digital literacies and twenty-first century skills. Participants in this course will become familiar with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to establish digital literacy skills in themselves and their students through lesson activities and curriculum development. They will also learn how to critically evaluate modern digital tools and technologies, as well as how to assess digital literacies in the classroom. Throughout the course, participants will pursue self-inquiry to advance their pedagogical skills and knowledge for engaging and fostering students in becoming digital citizens and deepen their understanding of what it means to be literate in the digital age. This course is offered in an online, self-paced format. Interested participants are invited to enroll any time. The registration fee is $395.
Merriam-Webster defines “mentor” as “a trusted counselor or guide.” The actual origin of the word dates back to the end of the eighth century when Homer wrote The Odyssey. Mentor was a trusted friend of Homer and he stayed behind during war to watch over Odysseus’ son. The word was then adapted to mean “someone who teaches or gives help and advice.”
Award-winning and innovative, ASCD’sEMPOWER places your professional development at the forefront of its whole child focus. EMPOWER is ASCD’s annual and highly acclaimed professional development conference forall K–12 educators. Explore vibrant sessions taught by education authors and thought leaders who are redefining instructional approaches and mindsets. You will find sessions covering access, assessment, equity, literacy, STEM, Differentiation, Coherence, Design Thinking, Social–Emotional Learning, trauma-informed practices, Restorative Justice, Growth Mindsets, and much more.
It’s in your nature to improve education at every level. It’s in ours too. That’s why Western Governors University (WGU) offers an accessible and respected online MEd program in Learning and Technology. What could an MEd do for you? Learn how to better integrate innovative technology into classroom curriculum. Improve your instructional skills. Enhance your own career development—all while you’re making education even more impactful for your students. Here’s what you can expect from WGU:
Affordable tuition. Low, flat-rate tuition is under $6,500 per year, about half of what you’d pay at other online universities.
Accredited programs. WGU holds the highest accreditation recognized by the US Department of Education.
Accelerated progress. WGU’s competency-based education model means you can move through coursework as quickly as you demonstrate mastery of the material.
Elevated Curriculum. Study instructional design, research fundamentals, and technology integration.