Capella Online Professional Development Course

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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.

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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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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


9 Student Reviews
by Kevin G. on June 7, 2017
Content was good, but questions in MULTIPLE areas had "correct" answers that directly contradicted the tutorials. I would request that the people writing these questions review the content being provided to us.
by Michelle J. on June 7, 2017
Great course! I enjoyed the refreshers on concepts I was familiar with, such as Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and was excited to learn about some new ways to incorporate and evaluate technologies in the classroom. Thanks for providing these valuable courses for busy teachers!!
by Amanda T. on May 19, 2017
This was perfect for what I needed!
by Jennie P. on February 25, 2017
2x2: Compliments: very easy to do at my own pace, seems applicable to what I do Concerns: some of the information seemed outdated, the questions were very ambiguous where all of the answers could be correct.
by David G. on January 10, 2017
The course is highly instructive. I found the test questions a bit ambiguous and at times a little hard to understand. It was, however, well worth the time.
by Ericka K. on September 21, 2016
Great content and assessments. Additional resources I used included the following: http://edblog.smarttech.com/2016/06/11471/ http://digitallearningworld.com/blooms-digital-taxonomy https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/understanding-by-design/
by Melissa D. on May 14, 2016
I liked that the course wasn't isn't about how to use my iPad. It is about understanding why and when digital tools can help me to engage and support my students better.
by Beth M. on May 21, 2016
It is directly applicable to me and my classroom. I am building artifacts that I will continue to use with my students well after I finish the course.