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Capella Online Professional Development Course

Enhancing Instruction with Technology
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Enhancing Instruction with Technology

Increasing the use of instructional technology in your classroom? It's not just the device that matters. Your choice of learning models and approaches to teaching with technology can make all the difference in your students’ success. Explore a number of accepted learning models that will help you enhance how you leverage technology in your classroom. Full Description


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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.

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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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Learn how to apply several strategies for effective planning for teaching with technology.  You'll learn to leverage the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, Digital Bloom's Taxonomy, and backward design to plan and evaluate lessons using instructional technologies. 

During this course you will build

  • An assessment tool to measure your lessons using SAMR and Digital Bloom's levels
  • A lesson that incorporates/raises the SAMR level and incorporates additional elements of Bloom's
  • A list of Essential Learning Questions to use in reflecting and revising your lesson


24 Student Reviews
by Jorge G. on June 19, 2018
I think this is a great course, and I will recommend to the IT Leader at my school.
by Donna M. on April 3, 2018
This course was helpful, timely, and thought-provoking.
by Lena A. on March 22, 2018
This was a wonderful experience! I learned so much especially since I was able to review the video as many times as I needed.
by Danielle S. on March 20, 2018
A little dry and hard to listen to but I believe that is just the subject matter at least to me. Some of the links do not work below the video but there is enough to go on without them. Definitely read and watch the links that do work though.
by Kathleen W. on February 2, 2018
The course has obviously been developed by skilled professionals. I can see and appreciate the use of many practices commonly implemented by seasoned teachers. It required me to use the skills, to successfully navigate this course, that we want our students to develop.
by Meredith H. on January 16, 2018
I learned a lot from this course. Thank you.
by Rebecca M. on December 19, 2017
I learned some and was exposed to some good ideas, but I thought that some of the questions were confusing and that some of the concepts were not explained well. I felt that the course did not do a good job of making sure the differences ( which were often very few) between topics were explained. I also had a hard time following the logic behind how certain activities were labeled according to digital blooms. I did not find the section on SAMR to be helpful. I just felt it was adding unnecessary steps into planning for teachers. I did learn some things I didn't know about Blooms and I thought the idea of digital blooms was something that is relevant for students today. I didn't know understanding by design was a method of lesson planning, I just assumed that was the only way any teacher planned because it is the only logical way to do it ( I am a very logical person). So that seemed like common sense to me and that is how I have always planned even though I have never heard of it.
by Holly I. on November 22, 2017
Gained a lot of good information on the power and use of technology. Very easy going class.