The Emerging Technologies Institute is an annual program offered by the VCU School of Education to address current professional development needs of Virginia K-12 educators in the area of instructional technology. Courses are taught online on open-access platforms and will remain accessible after the course concludes. It is the aim of the Institute to facilitate on-going collaboration between participants and instructors, leading to informal communities of practice. Each course is limited to 16 participants who will collaboratively work together to explore the latest instructional technologies and design effective projects for use in their classrooms.
- The Institute offers many content-specific courses focused on improving instruction in a specific content area, not just in the general use of tools.
- Courses may be taken for 3 credits or taken for non-credit and later submitted for recertification points (90 clock hours recommended).
- Courses are online, allowing for maximum flexibility and modeling best practices for online teaching.
- Course topics change yearly to reflect current research and technological changes
Each summer courses will be offered reflecting current research and emerging technologies in content areas. A subset of these courses will be offered during the following fall and spring semesters depending on demand. Institute courses go beyond just presenting new technology tools but also examine how certain technologies can improve instruction in specific disciplines. We are proud to offer the following courses this summer:
- ADMS 647 Educational Technology for School Leaders (for Administrators, Teacher Leaders)
- TEDU 651 The New Media Literacy
- TEDU 651 Technology Integration in STEM Disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
- TEDU 651 Technology Integration in the Humanities (including English, Social Studies, Foreign Languages)
- TEDU 651 Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom
- HPEX 337 Technology in Teaching Health and Physical Education
Participants may choose to take Institute courses for credit or on a non-credit basis. Credits may be submitted for recertification points as well as applied to a degree or certificate. Courses taken on a non-credit basis may be submitted for recertification points. Before registering for non-credit, make sure you do not need a credit course for recertification, especially if you do not have a Master’s degree. Fees are listed below:
- $1,161.33 for 3 credits (in-state residency status)
- $460 for non-credit 90 clock hours to be submitted for recertification points
For more information, contact Monty Jones at (804) 827-2606 or email@example.com.
Each course is limited to 16 participants who will collaboratively work together to explore the latest instructional technologies and design effective projects for use in their classrooms.