Teacher Academy

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services's Teacher Academy, founded in May 2006, is designed to provide an avenue for focused and timely study in areas of special interest. Teacher Academy sessions are regularly available for undergraduate or graduate credit, are sometimes open to the general public, and have sometimes featured sustained and focused instruction in areas of special concern to area school districts.

Upcoming Teacher Academies

Gamifying Your Classroom

PDED 418/518 BN

1 undergraduate or graduate credit hour

Dr. Stein Brunvand

Online: May 9 - June 5, 2016

Intended Audience:

K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Course Description:           

Participants will learn a variety of strategies that can be used to “gamify” learning experiences for students. This includes learning how to provide students with a more customizable learning experience and focusing on mastery learning rather than just assignment completion. Participants will be introduced to a gamified learning management system that can be used to facilitate their own gamified classroom.

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Technology for the Flipped Classroom

PDED 418/518 CA
(1 undergraduate or graduate credit hour)

Dr. Stein Brunvand

Online: May 9 - June 5, 2016

Intended Audience:

K-12 Teachers and Administrarors

Course Description:

Participants will learn how to use a variety of different technologies in order to “flip” their current or future classroom. This will include using a learning management system (LMS) to create an online learning space and learning to create a variety of multimedia elements (screen capture tutorials, animations, digital videos) for instructional purposes.

Registration and additional information.