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Transforming Teaching & Learning with Technology


Course Objective: By the end of this course, teachers will create a video tutorial for a technology tool and share a robust rationale for integration that is content-focused, pedagogically-grounded and technologically sound.

Course Description: 

We live in an increasingly digital world. Digital technology is all around us, and used in a myriad of ways by our students, heightening the need for fluency in 21st century literacies. This course will facilitate a participatory learning space where we can explore the literacies afforded and deepened by these technologies. We will engage in a recursive trajectory of research, tinkering, and publication that leads to the creation of our own digital artifacts and the thoughtful design of learning experiences for our students. Teachers will leave with tools for designing their own digital pedagogy in their diverse contexts—ones that exploit the affordances of the social, multimodal, and #connected features of the technologies often right at our fingertips.

Keywords: education technology, edtech, Common Core, tech integration, mobile technologies, web-based technologies, 21st century literacy, digital literacy, social media, digital pedagogy, multimodality, digital composition, collaborative learning, participatory culture

Audience: Designed for teachers in grades 3-12 who are intermediate-level technology users. Individuals who have some familiarity and comfort using software like Google Drive and devices like iPads, but who may not yet be incorporating these tools into classroom instruction, will benefit most from this course. Dates: June 13 - 17; See Festival Schedule for times
Format of Course: In-person at Stanford University, part of the June Stanford Teaching Festival Cost*: $550 - groups of 3+ paid by school, and international participants
$600 - individual
Units: 2 Status: Registration opens February 1

*Please note: The cost for this course includes parking, a light breakfast, lunch, and reception. This cost does not include lodging or transportation. Please see the Festival Location, Lodging, & Transportation page. 

Course Facilitators: 

Cherise McBride is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches courses in the Multicultural Urban Secondary English Master’s and credential program on Digital Pedagogy and Practicum field supervision. She is also a Teacher Consultant with Bay Area Writing Project where she provides instructional coaching and professional development to in-service teachers. With a decade of experience teaching English in at the high school, adult school and community college levels, Cherise is committed to training urban educators to consider the multiple literacies and strengths that youth bring with them to the classroom, and to consider the ways that literacy is shifting in the 21st century.