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.
“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.
Create lesson plans that use technology for student achievement.
Instant access, $29.
About The Instructor
Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose with a Bachelors in Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Technology. She is a former classroom teacher who developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. Jennifer has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice since 2012, where she developed and facilitated courses on using Google Apps for Education and integrating technology. Her work at PLP introduced her to the world of coaching, which has lead to her becoming a certified evocative coach and an instructional coach.
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