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CPE Course #20110000

Upcoming Session Dates

March 29, 2022- April 29, 2022

Registration deadline for this session is March 22,2022. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 22, 2022. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 22, 2022.

Course Description

Are you ready to teach in the 21st Century?  This course is designed to give the modern K-12 teacher skills and activities to use with their 21st Century students.  It is a goal of this course to help develop best practices in our educational system.  The course will provide a wide breadth of effective strategies and ideas for teachers.

Topics included in the course: What’s Different About Today’s Learners, Multiple Intelligences and Learning styles, the Instructional Design Process, Formative and Summative Assessment, Digital Citizenship and Anti Bullying, Classroom Management, New Technologies and Tools, Teacher Organization/Productivity, Constructivist Philosophies, Best Practices, and NCLB.  Each topic of the online class will be presented with written and/or video instruction.  Activities and/or case studies that develop each core concept will be required as well as a 3-5 page reflective essay at the conclusion of the class.  The goal of the instructor is for the participants of this class to become even more productive and professional in their daily activities as a 21st Century educator. This course is an online Moodle class. Each session is a series of lessons, video, written response, and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective. *Video and PowerPoint resources will be available for lessons. Because technology and links change, and are continually evolving, various titles will be used. This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Joshua Stein with Stein Business. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Stein Business containing their log-on information the night before the course begins. Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours. Participants will be able to:

  • identify their personal learning style.
  • describe at least 3 learning styles of current students.
  • complete 2 Online Learning Styles Inventories.
  • define and intergrate three Formative Assessment practices in their community.
  • identify and state three elements of good Digital Citizenship as defined by PA Technology Standards.
  • describe the Instructional Design Process.
  • identify and utilize proven “Best Practices” in their teaching.
  • analyze their current practices and evaluate necessary modifications.

Graduate Level Requirement

Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants’ out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:

  • develop a post a curriculum-based project that incorporates several of the new technologies developed in the lessons.
  • develop a project that supports your curriculum, which incorporates technology and formative assessment.  Post a Forum response explaining your project and how you used it with your population.
  • Research and Article Review – Participants will read and evaluate 3 articles that support positive self esteem in children and post a review on our Moodle.
  • Read one of the following books and write a 1-3 page synopsis: 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel; Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture; Media Education for the 21st Century by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur; Foundation Reports on Digital Media Learning by Henry Jenkins; The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman.  Alternative titles will be considered by the instructor at a participant’s request.