Next monday (Feb 20th) we begin the TechChange four week certificate course on New Technologies for Educational Practice. I’m excited to announce that rockstar educator Daryn Cambridge, Director for Knowledge & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict adjunct professor at American University will be co-facilitating with me.
We’ve got an amazing group of educators, administrators, practitioners lined up from organizations like Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, UN University for Peace, USAID, Catholic Charities – Refugee Services, German Agency for International Cooperation, Close Up Foundation, IREX, Teachers College, Plan Finland, Graduate School, Marymount University, and more.
We’re also thrilled to welcome a number of guest experts to the course who will be giving presentations, fielding questions and interacting with the class. A list of confirmed speakers so far (with a few more on the way):
● Rafi Santo, New media & learning theorist Doctoral Student in Indiana University’s Learning Sciences Program.
● Julie Lindsay, E-Learning & MYP Coordinator at Beijing International School. Co-founder Flat Classroom Projects
● Noble Kelley, Executive Director of Teachers Beyond Borders
● Rangan Srikhanta, Director of OneLaptop Per Child Australia
We’ve got an excited four weeks planned: we’ll be playing some video games for social change, learning about all kinds of new tools for classroom practice, diving a little bit into theories of social learning, active learning, connectivism, hosting twitter chats, discussing tablets and e-textbooks, trying to figure out if m-learning is for real, exploring case studies like Khan Academy, CodeSchool, engaging in online scavenger hunts and so much more.
There are still a few spots left so register today to reserve your spot and hit the ground running!