Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Aug 22, 2016




2 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


In today’s world, the ability to effectively use technology is required for success in almost all facets of life. To prepare students to meet this college and career readiness requirement, teachers need to carefully consider how to integrate a variety of technological resources and learning opportunities into their instructional design. This course focuses on teaching technology and digital literacy skills using a lesson plan grounded in 21st Century Global Skills.


  • Welcome/Explore: Explore the standards, think about how they apply to your classroom, and choose those upon which to base your lesson.
  • Plan/Prepare: Review a variety of resources and get input from other teachers as you plan a grade-level, standards-based lesson that targets technology and digital literacy skills. By the end of the week, you should have strategies to complete your lesson plan.
  • Teach/Reflect: Teach your lesson, evaluate what worked, and identify any challenges you may have encountered. Then reflect on the next steps needed to continue building upon what you’ve learned.

Course Instructors

Denise L Dennis

Denise L Dennis


Denise Dennis is an Associate Program Consultant at New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers. A graduate of Flagler College Tallahassee and Florida State University, she has worked in the field of special education since 1994 and was previously involved in early childhood programs. She is certified in Elementary, K-12 Special Education, and Middle School with Reading, Autism, and ESOL endorsements.