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21st CENTURY EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION


STRAND: Instruction
COURSE: 36 HOURS
MEMBER COST: $695
NON-MEMBER COST: $735

Purpose: The purpose of the TCEA 21st Century Educator certification program is to provide extensive professional development for district administrators, campus principals, assistant principals, teachers, and librarians. The emphasis will be on developing strategic leadership skills to ensure that effective and engaging 21st century educational technology learning experiences for students are being provided and on changing classroom instruction to match the needs of today's students. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to lead a campus in any school system toward innovative technology use and educational achievement.



Required Courses

Format

Date

Time

Hours

True Technology Integration
During this session, you will gain an understanding of what technology integration is, and, more importantly, what it isn't. You will examine real-world good and bad uses of technology in the classroom, and will identify opportunities for improving the uses of those technologies. Throughout this series of sessions, you will build a toolkit of resources and examples that target each tier of technology integration that you can share with teachers and peers on how to modify their use of technology for maximized learning opportunities.

webinar

10/3/13
10/10/13,
10/16/13

or

1/6/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

6

Understanding and Building 21st Century Skills
Using ISTE's NETS, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Tony Wagner's "Survival Skills for the 21st Century," you will explore exactly what students must master before they leave our schools. Discover different lesson ideas, activities, and tools to help students build these skills through technology.

webinar

10/17/13
and 10/21/13
or
2/12/14
and 2/20/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

4

Developing an Effective BYOD Implementation Plan
Implementing "Bring Your Own Devices" at your campus or district offers great rewards. Participants will evaluate a variety of BYOD policies from other districts, identify common pitfalls to avoid, and develop a resource list of best practices regarding implementing an effective BYOD plan.

webinar

11/7/13
and 11/14/13
or
3/20/14
and 3/27/14

3-4:30 p.m.

3

Leading in the 21st Century
Managing and sustaining successful technology integration programs involves modeling uses of technologies for your staff. During this fast-paced webinar, learn a wide array of online tools and apps that can support you in your role as a leader. Learn new approaches for improving your interpersonal communication skills, leadership strategies, and tips for helping your staff integrate technology.

webinar

4/10/14

3-5 p.m.

2

Personalize the Web for You
Today's web is about personalization and the individualized web.  This session will help familiarize you with the new web and tools that will help maximize your time and productivity while online.

webinar

12/12/13
or
4/17/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Total Required Courses

 

 

 

16

Elective Courses

various

 

 

10

Final Project
A culminating, real-world project that incorporates all of the learning from the year. Visit www.tcea.org/21stcenturyeducation for final project details.

 

 

 

10


Elective Courses (Select 10 hours from the choices below)

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Assessing Technology Literacy in Staff and Students
This webinar will discuss various ways to assess technology literacy in both staff and students, including the use of electronic portfolios. NCLB requirements will also be covered.

webinar

1/16/14
or
5/22/14

 

4-6 p.m.

2

Becoming Reflective Leaders
Reinvent your approach to pedagogy by implementing instructional strategies for reflective classroom instruction and professional growth. Teachers will benefit from learning best practices, shared rubrics, and reflection activities. Tools for teacher reflection and collaboration will be shared.

webinar

4/1/14

9-11 a.m.

2

Beyond Searching: Finding Resources on the Visible and Invisible Web
This webinar will examine ways to search effectively beyond the simple Google search, including a variety of search engines and directories.

webinar

1/14/14
or
5/14/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

Curriculum Design
To design effective curriculum takes specific skills and knowledge. Join us as we discuss what is involved and how to go about creating the best curriculum using the Understanding by Design framework. Participants will develop a brief curriculum unit for their chosen content area that integrates best practices and provides clear expectations.

webinar

4/10/14,
4/17/14,
4/24/14,
and 5/1/14
or
9/11/14,
9/18/14,
9/25/14,
and 10/2/14

4-5 p.m.

6

Cyber Safety and Security
Too often, students’ online interactions are questionable, and unproductive, and usually unsupervised. This set of two webinars will help teachers, technology leaders, and parents understand what students should know to use technology appropriately. Participants will focus on strategies for implementing digital citizenship programs in their schools.

webinar

2/11/14
and 2/18/14
or
10/9/14
and 10/16/14

4-6 p.m.

4

Differentiate Your Content Delivery with QR Codes
During this session, participants will learn how to best apply QR codes to classroom content to enrich and differentiate content for students with different needs. Attendees will learn how to create their own QR codes, design activities using QR codes, and apply QR codes to notes, text, reading assignments, lectures, etc.

webinar

3/27/14
or
9/23/14

4-5 p.m.

1

iDevices for Students with Disabilities
This hands-on workshop examines the role the iPad and iPod touch should take in the classroom for special needs learners. Apps for modification and differentiation will be covered, along with accessibility features of the devices.

webinar

 

 

 

face to face

2/19/14
and 2/26/14

 

Or

5/12/14

3:30-6:30 p.m.

 

 

8:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

6

Implementing and Developing Project-Based Learning in the Classroom
Designed for teachers and instructional coaches, attendees will learn first-hand about Project-Based Learning by experiencing a project from beginning to end. Attendees will then use that experience as a guide as they develop their own project(s). Attendees will benefit from additional tools and supports that will be available. This session will conclude with each attendee sharing their Project-Based Learning activity.
This is a two day workshop.

face to face

5/8/2014
and 5/9/14

8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

12

iTeach, iLearn: iPad in the Classroom
This session takes you beyond “cool apps” for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in the classroom for authentic learning. Participants will be immersed in a series of activities in order to become more familiar with their device and the possibilities it brings to the classroom. Learners will be exposed to strategies for modifying lessons and classroom management best practices for creating learning environments that will help students take advantage of these new tools to become life-long learners. The session will include a variety of resources, podcasts/vodcasts, apps, and more, all of which can be accessed on the iPad, that focus on the differentiation of learning for each student.

face to face

11/19/13
or
5/21/14

8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

6

Leadership Skills
Using Jim Collins’ "Good to Great" principles, participants will learn what distinguishes a Level 5 leader, will create a BHAG for their campus/district, define their Hedgehog Concept and core values, and create a Mars Group for effective change.

face to face

5/15/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

Leading and Supporting School Districts through Project-Based Learning
Designed for administrators and instructional coaches, attendees will learn first-hand about Project-Based Learning and strategies for sustaining effective PBL implementations. Through peer review and reflection, attendees will have the opportunity to develop a plan (including a timeline) for deploying PBL across a campus/district, design rubrics for observations, and structure a revision process for continued innovation. Best practices related to campus administrators will be highlighted. Bring your team, including your campus administrator, and receive a discount on registration.

face to face

5/10/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

Making the Move Towards Blended Learning
Blending “regular” teaching and learning with online and virtual experiences provides new ways for students to be successful.

webinar

2/13/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

Mobile Devices in the Classroom
Banned or embraced? This webinar will focus on the issues and potential solutions for using mobile devices in the classroom for learning.

webinar

3/4/14
or
11/6/2014

4-6 p.m.

2

Moving from Print to Digital
Federal and state policy makers are encouraging districts to move from printed textbooks to digital content. What’s the reality? What’s required? What’s the path? This session will explore these questions and help participants think through the necessary steps a district must take to make this happen.

webinar

1/23/14
or
11/20/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Moving Your AUP to an RUP
Education today requires a different view of the acceptable use policy that embraces BYOD and responsible use by students and staff. This webinar will discuss how to move your outdated AUP to a Responsible Use Policy with information on the training required to be successful.

webinar

3/25/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

The Technology Application TEKS and You
Even if you are not a technology teacher, the Technology Application TEKS are for you. Join us to learn how these state-required standards can be easily integrated into core and elective content curriculum to support student learning. Participants will identify activities and appropriate assessments to share with their campus/district peers.

webinar

12/5/13
or
4/3/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

Technology Tips for the Classroom
Technology is the perfect tool to help differentiate instruction for all students, whether gifted and talented, ESL, special needs, or regular. During this session, we will highlight best practices for embracing technologies for successful implementation in a classroom. Join us as we explore and design content-rich, 21st century learning environments for your students.

webinar

4/2/14
or
12/4/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Transformative Supervision
Building on Marzano’s models for teacher evaluations, this session will help administrators move from standard teacher evaluation practices to embracing teacher development models. Come learn how to build a culture around a sustainable model that is teacher focused.

webinar

12/17/13
and 12/18/13
or
4/3/14
and 4/4/14

9-11 a.m.

4