In the 21st century, technology is an integral part of education, society, and the workplace, which means that the 21st century student must be both a digital citizen and technologically literate. Some of the benefits of teaching with technology are that it provides unique and engaging opportunities for students to engage with content in new ways, as well as provides a critical access point for underserved students and those from special populations.
This course is designed as a guide for teachers who are interested in using technology across subject areas to increase student engagement and achievement. Participants will learn how to plan instruction that meets the standards for technological literacy set forth by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). By the end of the course, the teacher will be able to utilize technology as a teaching and planning tool, design meaningful learning experiences for students in consideration of their unique characteristics as digital natives, and enhance the participant’s practice in the 21st century classroom.