Take advantage of workshops, symposia, courses, webinars, podcasts and other professional learning opportunities about instructional technology available in our area – or accessible online to anyone anywhere. In addition to increasing your knowledge, these events will provide you with valuable opportunities to network with like-minded educators across the region.
Also here you can find links to selected online self-paced modules, as well as recorded webinars and podcasts, that you can take advantage of on your own whenever you are ready for it.
K-12 Digital Consortium Kick-off Workshop
This free half-day workshop is offered by the K-12 Digital Consortium to teams from both aspiring and current member districts. A great opportunity to learn about the Consortium and to network with other schools engaging in technology innovations – whether your districts ends up deciding to join the Consortium or not.
Local Events and Professional Development (PD) Offerings
Several conferences, colloquium series, and other events around digitally-rich teaching and learning are offered in our own backyard – and many of these are free! Take advantage of these opportunities for learning and networking with local colleagues engaging in similar instructional innovations.
Podcasts & Webinars
Attending events or PDs in person may be especially challenging for K-12 educators – so we collected here information about relevant webinars and podcasts that may be easier to attend or review the recording of.
As schools are increasingly engaging in technology innovations, they need more teachers and school leaders who specialize in this new area and can take leadership roles in it. To position yourself at the forefront of this movement, consider gaining higher education credentials that can position you as an expert and leader. As a Consortium member, you may also be eligible for some significant scholarships!
Self-Learning LiDA eModules
You can learn more about selected topics related to technology-rich instructional innovation independently – either on your own or with your team, at a time most convenient to you – by taking advantage a set of free self-paced online modules created by the UR Center for Learning in Digital Age. For the moment, the following LiDA eModules are available – with more to come: