The goal of Leading Edge Certification is to help each participant become a more effective online instructor, and to provide a learning context that interests, excites, and challenges participants to explore effective teaching practices. Online education can provide the opportunity for students and professional learners to communicate and demonstrate mastery in ways that would be challenging in the traditional setting. Aligning effective pedagogy with engaging curriculum and a variety of online learning tools offers an empowering alternative for tomorrow's leaders. Preparing teachers for that opportunity is the sincere goal of the Leading Edge Certification course. LEC participants will integrate contemporary technology into teaching practices and learning activities using software, cloudware, and resources that serve curriculum objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components; participants will explore research and examples of effective practices in online instruction, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing educationally meaningful and personally relevant products to support their online course and their LEC portfolio. LEC participants can expect to spend 6-10 hours of work per week for the eight weeks of the course. The work will include: Reading course materials and exploring examples, completing projects and assignments, sharing and reflecting with other class participants in discussion forums.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for TK-12 Classroom Teachers, Teachers on Special Assignment, Administrators, District Leaders.
Note: You are registering for course credits only. Please ensure you have also registered for the LEC Flex course with SDCOE, which has an additional cost of $250. For questions or help in registering, please contact Michanne Hoctor-Thompson at [email protected].
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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.
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