Level 1: Digital Learning Institute
One-week training for teachers who want to learn to create project-based lessons integrating technology. The next session is scheduled for July 16-20, 2012 on the campus of Abilene Christian University. Cost is $795 per person; registration required.
Level 2: Menu Selection
Select courses offered on your campus. Vision Workshop. One to two day workshop with key stakeholders to create a shared vision of what the district wants to accomplish with a 21st century technology integration program and what that model will look like for students, teachers, and the community.
Introduction to 21st Century Classrooms. One to two day in-service for teachers to understand the need to integrating technology, developing 21st century skills, motivating today’s students, and how to enhance current lessons to develop higher-order thinking and to create lessons that are engaging and authentic to students. 21st Century Lessons. A one-week workshop for teachers to create lessons that develop twenty-first skills, integrate technology, are engaging and relative to students. This workshop starts with enhancing current lessons and moves teachers to developing project or challenge-based lessons.
Level 3: Partnership
Help school districts create a vision for implementing a mobile learning program. Develop and implement a teacher training program. Develop and implement a mentor training program. Develop and implement a leadership training program. Help school evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Offer ongoing support for teachers by participating in an online learning community of all participating schools.