Full course description
Starts September 14, 2015
We live in a digitally connected world. The way information is generated, shared, processed and distributed is significantly impacting how we learn. If you have a passion for teaching and learning, and want to be an awesome educator now and in the coming decades, this course is for you! We will begin the journey of becoming a dynamic educator for the digital age.
Intended Audience: Those who have a passion for teaching
Time to complete the course: 3-4 hours per week
Certificate or digital badge for completing the course: Certificate
Format: Instructor led
Asynchronous (independent) activities: Yes
Synchronous (class) activities: Yes
Instructor feedback: Yes, via discussions
Peer feedback: Yes, via discussions
Group work: None
Recommended Materials: None
Savilla Banister, Ph.D.
Professor of Classroom Technologies
Dr. Savilla Banister is a teacher, dreamer, musician, geek and grandmother. She has spent her life engaging students in learning, focusing on hands-on learning activities, arts connections, and digital technology integration. As a K-12 educator, she received the Hanley Teaching Excellence Award for her district in 2001. During this same year she graduated from Indiana University with a PhD in Curriculum and Multimedia Technologies and moved to Bowling Green, Ohio. Dr. Banister has been a faculty member at Bowling Green State University since that time, and has proven to be an enthusiastic and challenging professor for her undergraduate and graduate students. She currently directs the Center of Excellence for 21st Century Educator Preparation. Dr. Banister serves the International Society for Technology in Education as their Visual and Performing Arts specialist for the flagship publication, Learning & Leading with Technology. In addition, she maintains an active academic writing life, securing grant funding and publishing numerous research articles. Savilla approaches life and teaching as an adventure and is fond of saying, “It’s all about the learning!”