This course investigates the equitable use of social networking, online learning, mobile technologies and web-based applications in the classroom. The application of these technologies in the classroom is geared to help educators facilitate and strengthen teaching and learning in mathematics and science. While integrating these technologies, the participant will explore the implications of technology for learners. You will expand your online presence by building a digital professional learning community using Twitter and other approaches to encourage the legal and ethical use of the Web and other software. Additionally, you will explore digital applications, such as Google Apps for Education, to enhance a learner’s ability to explain and interpret their learning. Finally, you will learn how to incorporate blended learning through a “flipped classroom” and “flipped mastery” model of teaching.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators as well as other school professionals, including higher education faculty, that want to be informed on STEAM teaching.
Course Materials: There is no textbook requirement for this course.
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