The purpose of the Orientation course is to give you an overview of the program, prepare you to begin with your cohort, and get you integrated into the COETAIL community. You will gain access to this course upon registering and will be able to work through it at your own pace.
Course 1 – Ourselves as Learners
A foundation course introducing participants to innovative methods of teaching and learning, using prior knowledge to build understanding and plan for authentic, purposeful learning experiences. Participants will become connected learners, seeking out new knowledge and leveraging technology to enhance the learning process.
ISTE Standard for Educators: Learner
|Date||Course||Heritage Course Number|
|February 3 – 9, 2020||Orientation||N/A|
|February 10 – April 1, 2020||Course 1||CM401v|
|April 6 – May 31, 2020||Course 2||CM401w|
|September 7 – October 25, 2020||Course 3||CM401x|
|November 2 – December 13, 2020||Course 4||CM401y|
|February 1 – May 16, 2021||Course 5||CM401y|
Note: Course 4 and Course 5 are the same Heritage course. They combine to be a 6 credit course. Both Courses 4 and 5 must be completed to be awarded the 6 credits.
Course 2 – Literacy in Today’s World
Ubiquitous technology has created an interconnected world with access to wide-ranging global communication and a plethora of information at our fingertips. As technology evolves, ethical, moral, social, and emotional considerations are changing the way in which we interact. Participants will reflect on how we might connect and innovate while respecting intellectual property and maintaining privacy.
ISTE Standard for Educators: Citizen
Course 3 – Visual Literacy: Effective Collaborators & Communicators
To communicate effectively, we must become designers, facilitators, collaborators, and co-learners with students. Exploring our own identities and striving to become more culturally competent allows us to create deeper relationships. Participants will explore how to creatively visualize complex ideas and facilitate structured discussions with technology to allow all student voices to be heard and valued.
ISTE Standards for Educators: Collaborator, Facilitator
Course 4 – Learner-Driven Instruction
Deep, equitable learning is our responsibility, and frameworks can help us evaluate where we are and set goals for where we want to be. Participants will explore emerging learning theories and design personalized learning experiences in order to accommodate learner differences. This course will prepare participants to begin Course 5.
ISTE Standard for Educators: Designer
Course 5 – Alive in the Classroom: Application of Innovative Pedagogy
This final course focuses on the classroom application of and reflection on the use of innovative strategies in the classroom. Participants will implement their plans to transform teaching and learning, reflect on its effectiveness and their growth as an educator, and offer feedback to their cohort.
ISTE Standards for Educators: Leader, Analyst, Facilitator