Learning Digitally: Collaboration & Communication

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

This graduate credit course focuses on the implementation of student-led discourse and learning digitally. In addition to attending the professional learning session led by the Pacific East PL ISS team and school level PL team, participants will engage in 8 professional learning sessions led by the Educational Technologist where they will complete a year long inquiry of best teaching practices and strategies using technology to design lessons that will provide every student an opportunity to communicate, and collaborate effectively.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems (ISTE Educator Standard 2.4 Collaborator)
  • Design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability (ISTE Educator Standards 2.5 Designer)
  • Identify opportunities to use technology to increase equity, inclusion, diversity and digital citizenship practices (ISTE Educator Standards 2.2 Leader, 2.3 Citizen, and 2.5 Designer)
  • Participate in the teacher inquiry process to improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology (ISTE Educator 2.1 Learner) Student Impact
  • Utilize technology to justify their thinking and construct viable arguments using evidence to justify their work (discourse)
  • Iincrease their 21st Century Critical Skills (4Cs)


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Credit Validation

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.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.