Capella Online Professional Development Course

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Designing for the 21st Century Classroom

What do you need to consider when introducing new learning models like project-based or blended learning to your students? How can instructional technologies help you to engage students in these new models? Full Description

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How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


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This course doesn't just talk about putting theory into practice; it takes you through a step-by-step approach to building the competencies you need to begin or continue to transform your classroom.  And while it is helping you develop competencies and skills, it is also helping you build your personal library of student-tested resources.  During the course you will create, implement and revise a problem-based lesson using educational technology as well as develop a list of problem-based learning projects for future use.   Deepen your understanding of new and updated instructional models then apply those models to a lesson and try it with your students.  

During this course you will build 

  • A Problem-Based lesson using instructional technology
  • A Revised lesson specifically targeted at blended instruction
  • A list of PBL and Blended-learning projects to use in the future


16 Student Reviews
by Gabriela S. on June 8, 2017
Learned so much in this course!
by David C. on May 21, 2017
Great way to pick up those professional development points on your schedule.
by Kimberly C. on May 9, 2017
I learned so much in this course, and I hope I can take a lot of what I learned and use it in my classroom with my students to deepen their learning. I do see, however, a problem. Students need to be taught in this way at a young age. I teach middle school and I see a lot of students who don't have the critical thinking skills necessary for a lot of this type of learning to take place.
by Jane N. on April 13, 2017
I thought this was a great course for me. I knew the concepts from many years ago but this made it all relevant again. I did disagree with several of the final test questions as I found the answer I put down in the pages I printed off. I knew both answers could have been correct but chose the one I found in the lecture notes several times. Just thought you should know. 5 stars on the course. 3 stars on the test. Thanks so much. I will definitely take more classes.
by Clarence W. on March 17, 2017
Thought it was a good course. Terminology and definitions of different types of blended learning can be very confusing.
by Sonja B. on March 14, 2017
It was a good learning experience. I was able to reinforce my skills that I already have and add some new knowledge. Self-paced was new to me but I enjoyed it.
by Kristen H. on January 27, 2017
While I breezed through the challenges, the milestone was significantly more challenging than I would have expected. Great course overall.
by Gina C. on July 29, 2016
I found the information presented on blended learning and problem based learning to be very enlightening.