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Develop Skills to Integrate Mobile Technology Into Your Curriculum to Improve Your Learning Environment

Mobile technologies can facilitate teaching and learning in your classroom, school or district. Explore ways existing and emerging technologies such as, iPads, iPods, cell phones, Netbooks and e-readers are becoming learning tools and how they can be integrated into the classroom. This unique online program equips teachers and school leaders with the skills needed to be effective educators in a mobile technology learning environment.

The Mobile Technology Learning Center is the only university-based research center in the field of mobile technology in K-12 education. The Center uses its ongoing research in school districts across the U.S. to inform the curriculum offered through our certification program.

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Learner Outcomes

  • Integrate mobile technology tools into the student learning experience
  • Locate, organize, understand, evaluate and analyze information using digital technology
  • Use social media to foster communications
  • Create and support meaningful student-directed learning experiences
  • Employ a variety of tools for data analysis, collaboration, communication and co-creation of content
  • Develop capacity to deploy and manage all aspects of mobile technology

Who Should Attend

K-12 teachers and administrators interested in learning how to plan and implement a mobile technology learning program. This program will provide everything you need to plan, deliver, and assess a mobile technology learning environment.

Course Format

All four courses are delivered in the Online Fixed-Date format. This program is also available as a Train-the-Trainer solution for your district. Contact (619) 260-4585 for more information and scheduling!

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Instructors

Michael Hoy, M.Ed., has taught at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels, also serving as District Coordinator of Staff Development & Training and as an elementary school principal. In 1996, he joined the education division of a besieged technology company, which pundits declared would be out of business within the year. Thus began his personal involvement with Apple, and one of the most incredible business comebacks in history.

Brad Caldwell, M.B.A., has 20 years of extensive experience in K-20 education as a consultant, trainer, school community council member and developer of social tools helping teachers master the common core and socially share formative assessments in the classroom. Brad has extensive experience in mobile one-to-one initiatives in K-12 and has studied best practice of social media use in schools by both students and teachers.

Carmen Restrepo, Ed.D., is the Coordinator of Educational Technology for Cajon Valley Union School District and the principal of Cajon Valley Home School. She leads the Enhancing Education Through Technology (E.E.T.T.) program and trains teachers in mobile technology integration. Carmen has 15 years of classroom experience and served as a teacher mentor for SDSU, San Diego Christian College and the New Teacher's Center at UC Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on the use of mobile technologies in the classroom.

Athaur (Todd) Ullah, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, has wide-ranging experiences as an educator and scientist, including research work using electron microscopy tools.  As the former Director of Instructional Technology Applications for the Los Angeles Unified School District, he oversaw all educational technology, involving district, state, and federal grant programs including hardware rollouts and instructional technology plan implementation.  Dr. Ullah was the successful Director of Secondary Science overseeing all curriculum guide development, professional development, technology, science facilities development, and science grants for LAUSD.

Curriculum

Enroll in an individual course or complete all four courses to earn a professional certificate. See Certificate Benefits and Policy




  Core Courses (8 units) 
Minimum Required:  4  Course(s)
    EDU-X777I   Digital Literacy for Teachers and Leaders (prev #: EDU-777I)
    EDU-X778I   Social Media for Teaching and Learning (prev #: EDU-778I)
    EDU-X779I   Student-Centered Learning with Mobile Technology (prev #: EDU-779I)
    EDU-X780I   Leadership of Digital Environments (prev #: EDU-780I)
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