Use Technology to Improve Classroom Learning and Teaching
Mobile technologies facilitate teaching and learning in your classroom, school or district. Explore existing and emerging technologies such as, iPads, iPods, cell phones, Netbooks and e-readers and how they can be integrated into the classroom. This unique online program equips teachers and school leaders with the skills to thrive in today’s 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 ongoing research in school districts across the U.S. to continuously update the curriculum offered through our certification program.
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- Integrate mobile technology tools into the student learning experience
- Locate, organize, understand, evaluate and analyze information using digital technology
- Use social media to foster communication
- 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.
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!
Technical Requirements for online courses.
Sherry Barrios, M.A. Education, is a Teacher on Special Assignment in Instructional Technology, at Baldwin Park Unified. She works with teachers, technicians and other district staff in implementing a variety of new technology programs from curriculum to SIS. She has experience in developing technology curriculum and has been a lead in writing and monitoring the district’s technology plan. Though her favorite thing to do is work directly with teachers in using technology to support classroom instruction.
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.
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.
Nicola Labas, M.S. Ed, is the Principal of Innovation Middle School and is committed to serving and leading to make school a place where innovation and creativity is the rule, not the exception. Nicola has over 13 years of teaching experience both in Middle School and at the University level and has had the unique role of opening a new Middle School in San Diego designed to implement the one of the first 1 to 1 public Learning on the Go Programs. Nicola has presented at many learning conferences such as ISTE and CUE around leading with technology through the use of digital tools. Nicola is an innovative leader focused on leading others to use technology for creating learning environments that transform the way students learn.
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.
Enroll in an individual course of your choice in any semester to earn graduate level extension credits. Each course is seven weeks long and typically is scheduled each semester, Fall, Spring and Summer.
Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Mobile Technology Learning, The certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters. Read Certificate Benefits and Policy.
- Complete 4 core courses (8 units)