NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Connected Learner Lite eCourse

EDUC 600




Instructor: Christen Dodd

Grading: Letter

Monday, April 28, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $225 + Partner Course Fee: $549

Course Description:

In this constructivist and self-directed learning journey, educators will embrace being a learner first, teacher second. They will receive ongoing support through a scaffolding of leadership and will participate in both an asynchronous virtual community of practice and attend twelve one-hour synchronous webinars. These sessions will take participants from “What is 21st Century learning and why is it important?” to “How do I create a 21st Century classroom or school?” Educators will explore the global changes created by online social technologies and the implications for teaching and learning, think deeply about professional and personal learning practice, examine practical and pedagogical implications for classrooms, conduct action research (that is aligned to school improvement goals) and initiate conversations and planning around long-term change and the scaling of these ideas and technologies.


  • Facilitate and Inspire Learning and Creativity;
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments;
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning;
  • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility;
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership.

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