What you are going to learn in this module:

1. Know how to enhance your lessons to effectively integrate technology resources

2. Know how to address the different learning styles of your students

3. Know how to find online interactive learning activities

4. Understand the basic principles of universal design, differentiated instruction and best practice teaching strategies

5. Understand how to find and incorporate online interactive learning activities to address a variety of learning styles

5. Make connections with technology standards and best practice

6. Transfer the learning to professional practice to incorporate universal design, differentiated instruction and best practice teaching strategies successfully into the classroom


You will document your learning as you go through each of the sections. Go to Final Assignment to see the checklist and ways to document your learning throughout this module.

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Note: This module should take no longer than 10 hours

Standards

Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators


Learner
1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Leader
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Citizen
3a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

Designer
5a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
5b. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Facilitator
6a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
6b. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
6c. Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
6d. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Analyst
7a. Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.