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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


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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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


38 Student Reviews
by Darryl B. on January 10, 2020
Very informative and gave me a better perspective regarding using technology in the classroom as well as in OST programming
by Shannon P. on September 22, 2019
This was a great class. It was very informative! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone using Technology in their classroom.
by Shayla F. on June 25, 2019
Easy to follow tutorials & information is meaningful and will be useful in any classroom (I teach HS self-contained). I will definitely take another course for my PD hours!
by Carolyn P. on June 22, 2019
There was information in Katie Hou's presentations that was not covered in Trisha Fyfe's. I had to go back and look at Hou's prsentations to find the material I had not learned (Facets of Understanding in Understanding by Design). However, I much preferred Fyfe's prsentation style. I would also like to have seen more examples for the younger grades. While it was easy to connect what I was learning to how it would be implemented in intermediate and above grades, I was less able to apply it to my 2nd grade reading class.
by Marcus M. on June 14, 2019
I enjoyed the convenience of taking this course in my own comfort and pace. I acquired new knowledge, as well!
by Gayle D. on June 10, 2019
It would be helpful to know what the different programs used are. I don't know what mashing really is or mind mapping, or the different ways or programs that were used to describe some lesson plans. I expected to learn some of these technological program as well as how and why to use them.
by Lisa M. on June 10, 2019
This is a challenging and very helpful course. I learned a great deal.
by Christine L. on May 2, 2019
Great class with easy to follow lessons.