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Are you interested in going deeper? EdTechTeam now offers anytime, anywhere learning to help you advance your skills and knowledge! Explore and discover our ever expanding catalog of online courses that have been built and designed with U in mind. Our courses include 15 hours of deep learning, application, and authenticity.  Each course will connect you to global experts on each topic and build you a valuable and supportive learning community.

Explore and discover the most relevant topics, content, trends, and best practice learning principles in the classroom today. Find the combination that is right for you!

Format:

* Online course

* Flexible and on your own schedule

* 15 hours total

* Timeline is open- you can sign up when you are ready and work at your own pace

* Optional: 1 Graduate Credit from Adams State University

* Course Platform: Google Course Builder

Pricing:

  • Online Course and 1 Graduate Credit from Adams State University: $209 USD
  • Online Course alone: $149 USD

You will be contacted with more information about the course 1 week before the start date.


The following courses are available now:

Google Drive and Docs

Create! Collaborate! Share! Learn the power of Google Drive and Docs! In this 15 hour course, you will learn how to use Google Drive and Docs in your classroom. You will learn how to use Google Drive as the hub for your paperless classroom and how to create a doc, share the doc, and learn about all the tools and features that are available in Google Docs. Get ready to share and collaborate with others!

Google Drive and Docs will be facilitated by Tracy Purdy

Google Forms and Sheets

Google Forms helps you make surveys, polls and quizzes in your classroom while giving you instant feedback through Google Sheets. In this course, you will learn some of the powerful ways to use Google Forms and Sheets in your school and appreciate the versatility of these amazing tools.

Google Forms and Sheets will be facilitated by Dominique Dynes

Google Slides and Drawings

In this course, you will learn about Google Slides and Google Drawings and you will get to see how the 2 tools work together. Google Slides provide a wide variety of ways to present material and allow for collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn the basics of Google Slides, such as formatting, inserting text and images, hyperlinking as well as available publishing options. While using this tool in Google Drive, we will also explore creative ways to implement Slides into your curriculum.

Google Slides and Drawings will be facilitated by Tracy Purdy, Dominique Dynes and Katie Christie

YouTube in the Classroom

Video is a powerful medium for bringing relevant engaging information to your classroom. YouTube allows our students to experience events, places, and people that might otherwise not be possible. Not only do we have the ability to consume content, we have an ever-increasing ease to create content as well. We can create content to supplement our teaching, offer remediation, and to allow students to show mastery of learning. This course will provide you with the foundational skills necessary to utilize existing video content as well as the skills needed to become a creator of content.

YouTube in the Classroom will be facilitated by Tracy Purdy and Kyle Pace

The NEW Google Sites

Create! Collaborate! Share! Learn the power of the NEW Google Sites! In this 15 hour course, you will learn how to create a Site for your classroom, as a student portfolio and for professional development. You will learn how to use Google Sites as the hub for your paperless classroom, seamlessly share all that you use in Google Drive, Maps, and Youtube. Join us as we learn more about and design your own communication hub.

Google Sites will be facilitated by Tracy Purdy

Gmail and Calendar

Gmail and Google Calendar are essential parts of the G Suite for Education. Knowing how to use Gmail and Google calendar efficiently will save you lots of time as you organize your messages and plan ahead. This 1 credit course will walk you through the basic features of Gmail, Google’s email service to help maximize your use of the tool. The second half of the course is dedicated to Google Calendar which is a key element for efficient workflow.

Gmail and Calendar will be facilitated by Tracy Purdy and Dominique Dynes

Assistive Technology (Starts February 22nd)

During this course, we will look at some of the various assistive technology tools that are readily available which students and teachers can access to enhance, support and overcome various exceptionalities. The primary focus of this course will be centered around tips and strategies for students with learning disabilities.

Assistive Technology will be facilitated by Jeffrey Humphries

Global Collaboration (Starts March 1st)

Forget the textbook for a minute and learn how to get connected with teachers all over the globe as you open your classroom door and invite the world in. By using online resources to collaborate with international professionals, you will change your life as a teacher. Watch students be more motivated than ever before as they meet kids in other countries, such as mine who got to talk to kids in Kenya. This course will help you take the first steps in making global connections and opening your classroom up to new opportunities.

Global Collaboration will be facilitated by Dominique Dynes.

Math and GSuite

Technology has always had a place in our math classrooms; whether through calculators, statistical software or graphing applications. This course will challenge your thinking of how technology can be used to deepen understanding, increase engagement and enhance communication in a math classroom. Looking at tools for understanding, communication and engagement, this course will guide you through creating a blended unit using the technology that is readily available at your school.

Math and GSuite will be facilitated by Emily Fitzpatrick

ELL Literacy Strategies

As literacy teachers it is important that we include five essential elements into our literacy practice; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In this course, we will examine effective ELL strategies within each of the five literacy elements and consider how you can apply them into your own literacy instruction.

Other Courses

Design Thinking to Affect Change

This 3 credit course will start on April 3 and will run 6 weeks. The course will ask teachers to focus on a particular topic of inquiry, researching, sharing and becoming partners in learning as they come to understand many of the many facets and implications of their topic on the field of education.

Apple Teacher Online Courses

The EdTechTeam Online Course featuring Apple Teacher is the best support for educators pursuing Apple Teacher recognition independently. Participants are brought together online and led through a four-week program by an Apple Distinguished Educator.

March 13 – iPad Cohort

March 20 – Mac cohort

 


Courses that will be available soon:

GeoTools in the Classroom

iPads and GSuite

Google Chrome

Digital Writing

Chromebooks in the Classroom


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FAQ for EdTechTeam U Courses:

How long is each course?

Each course is 1 graduate credit which is 15 hours. It should take you between 2-3 weeks to complete the course. You have up to 6 months to complete all the course work. After 6 months you will no longer have access to the course.

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes, you can complete the lessons on your own time at your own pace. You must complete all lessons within 6 months of signing up for the course.

Do I have to have a Google account?

Yes, you need to have to have a Google account for all of the courses. You need this not only for the tools, but to log into our Learning Management System.

What platform will be used as the Learning Management System?

The course will be built in Google Course Builder. Course Builder is a very user-friendly platform that only requires a google login.

Are the courses facilitated?

Yes, each course has a facilitator who will be there to support you if you have questions.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as you can handle.

Who is the Graduate Credit through?

Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. https://www.adams.edu/

 

 

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