21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) for Educators is a collection of eight modules. The learning path provides educators with clear and practical ways to develop 21st skills using digital technologies with their learners. 21st Century Learning Design for Educators builds on the research methodology providing a collaborative, practice-based process to help educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their learners. The complete series of eight courses consists of videos, reading materials, rubrics for each dimension, and anchor lessons. Educators can actively participate by coding anchor lessons and redesigning their learning activities according to the 21CLD rubrics
This module explores accessibility through several foundational concepts. Learn to create an inclusive learning environment through consideration of each accessibility principle.
Learn to teach with the accessibility tools in Windows 10, Office 365, and apps including Teams, Immersive Reader, Math Tools, Word, Translator, and OneNote. Dive deep into areas of student need to learn about specific opportunities and considerations for special education and online learning.
In this course, you will be introduced to the process of adapting existing content and creating new activities in Minecraft which include coding, teach computer science concepts and reinforce computational thinking skills.
Class Teams have all the tools educators need from course curriculum, down to daily lesson content, right to the details of the assignment workflow. Put another way, from introducing a topic to assessing it, everything has a place in Microsoft Teams. This module will demonstrate creating, distributing, collecting, and grading assignments. Microsoft Forms offers assessments built right into a Class Team. The feedback process in Teams is efficient for educators and meaningful for students. The grade book in Teams can integrate with many external grade book apps. Teams also offers Insights to track trends in students’ work and online behaviors. Those trends can include SEL components thanks to the Reflect app that can be added to Class Teams as well.
This module will demonstrate creating, distributing, collecting, and grading assignments. Microsoft Forms offers assessments built right into a Class Team. The feedback process in Teams is efficient for educators and meaningful for learners. The grade book in Teams integrates with many external grade book apps. Teams also offers Insights to track trends in learnersÕ work and online behaviors. Track trends like SEL components via the Reflect app, which may be added to Class Teams.
Educators of all subject areas, early grades through higher education, with a working knowledge of Flip learn to use advanced features of Flip in the classroom to empower student voice.
This learning path focuses on using Microsoft Teams to engage with students in remote and hybrid learning environments. Discover ways to utilize Teams to support all learners in different types of learning environments. Educators will find the best ways to connect with their students no matter the learning model.
Each student has emotions as complex and real as their supporting adults Ð but they donÕt always have the words to express and address those emotions. To support the entire student, educators must build a safe place and appropriate scaffolding to help students learn to talk about and take action for social and emotional wellbeing in the classroom.
Microsoft Teams comes with two types of teams for colleagues to collaborate. Educators wishing to engage in book studies or professional projects can create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Staff Teams is structurally similar to Class Teams, but is designed for faculties, departments, and district offices. To encourage collaboration, Staff Teams come with a collaboration space. For privacy and security, there are also read-only and leader-only sections. And finally, there are private sections for each staff member.
The advantages of using the Canvas learning management system with Microsoft Office 365 apps are highlighted in this module. Each platform has its own features for engaging and connecting with learners. Together, Microsoft Teams' collaboration and communication tools along with Canvas's assignment and evaluation resources give educators a powerful and comprehensive framework for supporting learning in a digital context.
Microsoft Teams in educational settings is a hub for content and the centerpiece for collaboration. Teams facilitates communication between educators and students, families, colleagues, and the larger school community.
Use Microsoft Forms for surveys, quizzes, and polls in classes to increase student engagement and voice. Office 365 helps streamline and save time managing learning assessments with Forms
By using Canva for Education, students can demonstrate their learning with creations like presentations, infographics, websites, reports, interactive group work, posters, social media posts, videos, and more!
Use this path to learn the fundamentals of how technology helps support social emotional learning in the classroom. Creating a strong community begins with mindfulness. It continues by supporting students through the use of social emotional learning techniques. Flipgrid helps engage students in meaningful ways through reflection activities. Lastly, we tie it all together by empowering educators in the hybrid classroom environment
Learn how to use Reflect in Microsoft Teams to support educators and students. It allows students to easily voice how they are feeling in a safe manner. Educators can view student responses at-a-glance, help to identify students that need more support.
Differentiation is building different ways of learning into lessons. Accommodations are tools that help students access materials and content that are not otherwise accessible. Both are important during the planning, delivering, and wrap-up phases of lessons. Remote learning presents unique challenges that make it difficult to differentiate or make changes during a lesson. Building in opportunities for students to access the content and lesson; and work in different ways makes learning accessible and engaging for all students.
This module introduces educators to two different skillsets: Using technology well and understanding how online actions affect self and others. Both are foundational skills necessary to understand the importance of teaching digital citizenship in today’s educational environments.
With the Flipgrid Discovery Library educators can find great topics for discovery prompts. Educators also create and share their own quality topics for others.
The Flipgrid Discovery Library is the perfect spot to find inspiration from fellow educators and amazing featured Discovery partners. Here you can find ready-to-use discussion prompts that are sure to get your students talking!