As I was reviewing the 2017 K12 Horizon Report, I was thinking about the educators who are looking over the horizon and imagining a learning space where we are using technology for learning in transformative ways.
Many of the educators that came to mind were educators who are always exploring new technologies and pedagogy and asking the question "How can this new technology tool allow me to do something that was previously inconceivable?"
There is nothing wrong with asking someone to show you the research that using this technology improves student performance. Best practices are important! But so are Next Practices! Someone has to be first to imagine the possibilities that a new technology can bring to our practice as educators! Someone has to lead the way!
If you are one of those people who does not want to wait until everyone else has done it first!
If you want to blaze a trail, then why not kick off 2018 with a cadre of colleagues who will travel with you.
And what better way to do this than to spend the first semester of the new year enrolled in a class with other innovative educators.
Here are some great options that you can enroll in this week, that can grow your skills as an educational technology leader.
From Marlboro College:
Digital Research Technologies (3 credits, 3 weekends)
Advanced Topics: What's the Meta For? Programming and Learner Experience Design (3 credits, all online)
Instructional Design (3 credits, blended, 3 weekends)
Assistive Technology (1 credit, all online)
Want to learn more? Contact:
Marlboro College Graduate Admissions: (802) 258-9209 | GraduateAdmissions@marlboro.edu
Caleb Clark, degree chair: (802) 258-9207 | firstname.lastname@example.org
From University of Vermont
EDCI 325 Curriculum and Instruction: Leadership and Technology
Ed Tech online course: Learn how to lead tech-rich innovation in schools. Apply credits toward Ed Tech endorsement.
This course explores leadership and the role of the Integration Specialist and/or teacher leader in the context of educational technology integration planning.