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INTEL TEACH Courses now Available in Project Share Texas for all Texas Educators

All of these courses are self-paced and well worth the time.  If you have not heard about the Intel Teach Program, it is one of the best technology integration set of courses out there. Project Share has all five of them online. You can do them in your pajamas!

Here are the descriptions and the links:

Thinking Critically with Data (self-paced) 

This course prepares educators to assist students in thinking critically in an information-rich world. Participants in this course will examine critical thinking with a focus on data analysis. 

Students who achieve a score of at least 80% on the final exam (Final Grade: Complete) will receive six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units from The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Institute for Public School Initiatives (501447). http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12105244

Intel Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms (self-paced)

This course takes an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st Century learners. Participants will learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessments. Students who achieve a score of at least 80% on the final exam (Final Grade: Complete) will receive five Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units from The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Institute for Public School Initiatives (501447). http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12105245

Project-Based Approaches

Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project- Based Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises. Students who achieve a score of at least 80% on the final exam (Final Grade: Complete) will receive five Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units from The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Institute for Public School Initiatives (501447).

http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12105247

Educational Leadership in the 21st Century

Educational Leadership in the 21st Century provides an interactive e-learning experience to support exploration and discussion of school leadership in our students’ technological 21st century world. School leaders review best practices, examine leadership behaviors, and develop strategies to better support their teachers. They follow two administrators who work together to better use technology to support teachers and improve student achievement. Participants discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the course and apply them to their own practice. Extension activities provide opportunities to explore more in depth topics of interest. Students who achieve a score of at least 80% on the final exam (Final Grade: Complete) will receive three Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units from The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Institute for Public School Initiatives (501447). 

http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12105248

Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises. Students who achieve a score of at least 80% on the final exam (Final Grade: Complete) will receive six Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units from The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Institute for Public School Initiatives (501447). http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12105249