NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Authentic Innovation in the 21st Century Classroom

EDUC 600

1 CREDIT

$145

Online

Instructor: Sophia Thwaites, {Presenter: Cheryl Lemke}

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $145

Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

Classroom instruction and assessment  exist in the context of a globally connected, high-speed, technology world. This course instructs teachers how to incorporate the latest social learning and neuroscience research on critical thinking, multi-tasking,multimodal learning, collaboration and engagement  to address the needs of a 21st century classroom. Combining lecture and classroom footage,educators will learn how to use a variety of technology tools to expand and sharpen students' thinking skills by exploring ideas, researching  questions, testing hypotheses, organizing  and composing  thoughts, drawing conclusions, and working collaboratively.

Objectives:

After completing this course, educators will know:

  • Digital innovations in education.
  • The implications for education of the democratization of knowledge.
  • Educators’ evolving responsibilities in the 21st century.
  • What authentic collaboration looks like.
  • The foundations of authentic cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Students’ needs as informed consumers, composers/producers of multimedia, and visual and multimodal thinkers.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, educators will be able to apply the following skills:

  • Employ digital innovations in education.
  • Adapt teaching styles to accommodate the democratization of knowledge.
  • Embrace new responsibilities as educators.
  • Create authentic collaborative and cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Advance students’ critical thinking skills.
  • Advance students’ creative thinking skills.
  • Address students’ needs as informed consumers, composers/producers of multimedia, and as visual and multimodal thinkers.
  • Create classroom structures that compel profound learning.

**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

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