Technology Integration Initiative

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Technology Integration Initiative 2019: Mobile Learning

The Technology Integration Initiative is a professional development opportunity for ABE teachers who want to focus on contextualized use of technology in the classroom.  Each year will focus on a particular technology tool or service, with the 2019 cohort focused on mobile learning.

This is a 5-month PD offering, beginning with a face-to-face kickoff event in January 2019 followed by four monthly webinars.  The kickoff event will feature training on Northstar standards, mobile apps for teaching and learning, and best practices in technology integration for the ABE classroom.  Each month we will focus on a different use of mobile devices and an app or apps to support that use.  Participants will share technology-integrated lessons designed to meet specific standards (Northstar, ACES TIF, and/or CCRS) and discuss challenges and ideas for strengthening their lessons.  In May, participants will polish one of their lesson plans for sharing on the OER Commons.

24 CEUs available for participants who attend the kickoff event and all webinars and submit their lesson plan.

Open to ABE teachers at ALL levels – from Beginning ESL to College Prep.  Some familiarity with mobile devices (iPhone or Android) and basic technology skills required.

Reimbursement for travel costs for Kickoff Event available to participants travelling more than 50 miles.

Dates:

In-person Kickoff Event:  Monday, January 14, 2019 from 9:00-3:00 at the Minnesota Literacy Council (700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul MN 55114).

Monthly webinars Tuesdays at 2:30:  February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14

Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/TII2019

Applications are due by December 14, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed and acceptance notifications issued by December 21, 2018.

Contact Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt at swbrandt@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9090 with any questions.