NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Technology in the Classroom, Part 1

HNES 2000




Instructor: Kristen {Hetland} Ford

Grading: Letter

Monday, June 15, 2020 - Monday, August 10, 2020

Course completion August 10, 2020

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Available Seats: 20 of 20

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $250

Course Description:

This course will introduce classroom teachers to a variety of electronic and digital technology that can be implemented in the teaching/learning process as well as used to engage 21st Century students in the classroom.  This course will also allow teachers the time necessary to reach a high degree of competence to and develop self-efficacy in these various technology platforms. Finally, this course will provide teachers an opportunity to begin to implement these technologies into their respective course curricula. 


  1. The students will be able to explain the research and rationale for incorporating various technologies in the classroom.
  2. The students will be able to demonstrate competency in a variety technology platforms used in the classroom.
  3. The students will be able to utilize a variety of technology platforms to help increase student engagement as well as modify certain class assignments by integrating technologies.

"Google Classroom and Google Drive are incredibly easy to navigate. It was the perfect platform for this class. The instructor is also very understanding, helpful and encouraging."

"I learned a lot about new ways to use technologies in my classroom."

"The information was extremely helpful/applicable and Dr. Ford is a fantastic instructor."

"The host of new resources I was able to experience and accumulate is very valuable."

"The projects completed throughout the course will be used in my classroom."

Required Materials/Text:

1. Access to a computer, Google account (some school G suites may not work) and Internet.

2. Text: None.  Materials will be disseminated electronically. 

About The Instructor

Dr. Kristen Hetland-FordKristen {Hetland} Ford

Kristen earned her Ph.D. in Human Development with emphasis in wellness from North Dakota State University; received her M.S. in School Health Education from University of Wisconsin and received her B.A. in Physical & Health Education from Concordia College. Kristen is currently an associate professor in the Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science Department at Concordia College (Moorhead) and comes with 15+ years teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

The registration URL will close June 17th @ 5:00 p.m.

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