When I was a classroom teacher and wanted to try something new or explore a new tool, at times I would get overwhelmed.
There is so much information out there! It’s great for inspiration, but at times it can bog you down and leave you wondering,
“Where do I go? How do I start? Is this the right tool?”
You’re not alone!
You don’t have to feel swamped with too much information any longer.
In this course, you’ll find a step-by-step guide, resources, support, reflective activities, and inspiration to get you started with integrating tech tools into your lessons.
You can feel safe and confident with trying something new with your students or in your classroom. I look forward to showing you how to create lesson plans that utilize technology to support learning goals. Join me in this course!
As we go through the course, you’ll be completing a lesson plan.
- We’ll use some models to help us self-assess and reflect.
- We’ll look at technology standards and how they can support you in planning.
- We’ll look at Web 2.0 tools and think about what to consider when selecting a tool to use with our students or for our own use.
Specific topics to be covered include:
Where are you? Where do you want to go? Learn how to use the TPACK and SAMR Models to create a pedagogically and technology sound lesson plan.
Standards and Inspiration
Push your thinking with the help of ISTE Standards and inspire students with creative activities.
Don’t get side tracked with the latest gadgets. Learn how to select technology that best fits your learning goals.
Self-Assessment and Reflection
Self-Assessment and Reflection are crucial to the lesson creation process. Learn why it’s critical to the design process and how it will improve your teaching practice.
What they’re saying…
“I was amazed! 5 stars”
Jennifer is very responsive to student needs – I am amazed at the sheer amount of work it must take for her to respond so thoughtfully to each participant’s posts. She always responds with a follow up question or idea that supports a continuing dialogue around the learning. In addition to her direct support of learning, she also organizes a very thorough library of support tutorials that one can return to at anytime, even after the course has ended.
I have often gone back to the course space, even more than a year later, to access these video libraries. What I find most helpful is that each video is quite short and addresses a single task. Whatever the question, there’s usually a “how to” video somewhere in the library. If there isn’t, Jennifer will create one before the next class. Finally, when I’ve encountered problems that aren’t addressed in the library, a quick email to Jennifer directly always results in a timely response. I’m amazed at how much effort Jennifer puts into answering specific questions to support our learning and implementation of these tools in our classrooms.Laurie R.
“Engaging in a PLP course gives me a wonderful boost”
I have recently taken a blended course at another university that met asynchronously, but PLP is always such a wonderful experience. Somehow PLP has really sought to create “connections” and shows their value towards the coaching model of instruction. I can come in not knowing much about a tool and be in an Elluminate space with others with varied experiences and feel that the learning ecosystem is positive but really works to meet the objectives. I highly recommend PLP. When I feel like I am getting “dusty and old” engaging in a PLP course gives me a wonderful boost of the possibilities. I reallly think that using Elluminate helps us connect as it allows us to use the chat as well as use the mic to hear one another respond. It really was excited about how we can share our doc for other in our sharing session using the Elluminate “share” feature.Judith C.
I have already started thinking about how to tweak my current lessons and add more rigor by moving my current technology up the SAMR model where appropriate. I will continue to do this in the future also.Tricia Weydert
Create lesson plans that use technology for student achievement.
Get expert guidance from Google Certified Educator Jennifer Bloomingdale.
Instant access, $5
Need to pay with a purchase order? Or maybe you want to enroll more than one teacher, your staff, your whole school or district? Or maybe you want to create a custom course bundle? We can do that! Contact us and we'll get you set up in a hurry.
About The Instructor
Google Certified Educator, Course Instructor
Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose in 2006 with a Bachelors in Childhood Education. In 2011 she completed her Masters in Educational Technology and became a New York State certified Educational Technology Specialist. Jennifer has four years of elementary teaching experience, which includes implementing a 1:1 netbook initiative. It was through her teaching experience and masters program that Jennifer developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so.She has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice for three years and is a Google For Education Certified Trainer. You can follow Jennifer’s blog here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the material presented?
This self-paced course is a mixture of videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more. You’ll also be part of a members-only Facebook group with the course instructor and other folks participating in the course.
Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?
This course is an asynchronous, self-paced learning opportunity. You can review the content whenever you like. Each lesson has video instruction, resources, a practical example, and a “take action” at the end.
When will I have access to the course content?
You’ll get instant access right after we securely process your payment. You then have access to the course material forever.
How do you handle payments?
Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?
Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.
Money Back Guarantee
You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 60-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 60 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!