Intel Teach Elements:
Online Professional Development Courses
These courses are made available to USD 495 staff at various times throughout the year. While they are primarily structured for the classroom teacher, some of the courses can be tailored for the paraprofessional and classroom aide. The objective of these courses is to empower teachers to integrate technology effectively in their current curriculum while focusing on students' problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.
Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
What does student assessment look like in our current classrooms? What should it look like? In this course educators will not only develop a common ground understanding of assessments, but you will also learn how to plan, develop and manage student-centered assessment strategies that will benefit your teaching and student learning.
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
Plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online tools, which are increasingly an integral part of our digital, global world.
Creativity & Mobile Learning in the Classroom
Take this introductory course to understand the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and the components of a successful program. (Mobile learning is not just about iPads. If includes laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc. - any technology that is mobile.) Learn what you need to consider when creating a mobile-learning environment in your classroom. The second half of the course builds on concepts introduced in first three weeks. You’ll learn concrete ways to implement mobile learning effectively, while encouraging students’ creativity.
Designing Blended Learning
Transition your teaching to blended learning experiences where some portion of learning occurs online and outside of a traditional classroom setting. Prepare your students for self-directed and independent learning.
Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
Learn how school leaders can better use technology to help support teacher effectiveness and improve student achievement.
Inquiry in the Science Classroom
Transition from textbook science to authentic inquiry. Explore ways to develop your students’ scientific thinking and practices.
Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning.
Thinking Critically with Data
Thinking Critically is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students’ collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with research information.