Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom

Teachers College Columbia University

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About the course

This four-module online professional development course prepares K-8 teachers to cultivate their students’ digital literacies and 21st century skills. Participants in this course will familiarize themselves with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to establish digital literacy skills in themselves and their students through lesson activities and curriculum development. They will also learn how to critically evaluate modern digital tools and technologies, as well as how to assess digital literacies in the classroom. Throughout the course, participants will pursue self-inquiry in order to advance their pedagogical skills and knowledge to engage and foster students in becoming digital citizens and deepen their understanding of what it means to be literate in the digital age.

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom was developed in partnership with award-winning educator, Detra Price-Dennis and top professional development platform Teach Away, with the aim of delivering online digital literacy training that helps K-8 educators maximize student learning outcomes in the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

On completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Shift their teaching practice with theoretical knowledge and practical ideas to directly impact students’ development of digital literacies.
  • Develop strategies for selecting pedagogically and content-driven digital tools and technology.
  • Establish methods to build curriculum and assessments for innovative teaching that enhances and evaluate the various skills involved in advancing digital literacies.

Description of Modules

Module 1: Why do digital literacies matter?

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how literacy, learning, and pedagogical approaches are changing as a result of technological innovations.
  • Explain why digital literacies matter for 21st century learning.
  • Summarize learning theories and make connections to digital literacies/learning in the classroom.
  • Develop a line of inquiry to sustain pedagogy and interest in digital learning across the academic year.

Module 2: How are teachers incorporating digital tools into the classroom?

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the affordances of educational tools and technology that promotes inquiry, collaboration, accessibility, multimodal production and the curation of student learning.
  • Explore the purpose and application of digital tools, app and platforms that can support the tents of 21st century teaching and learning.
  • Identify digital tools, apps and platforms that you can incorporate in the classroom.

Module 3: How do I develop curriculum with digital tools?

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Examine theoretical frameworks that help identify areas in your practice and existing curricula to integrate digital tools and technology.
  • Analyze traditional teaching practices and strategies for opportunities to foster digital literacies in the classroom.
  • Develop lesson plans that incorporate digital tools to foster creativity, position students as producers of digital content and support collaborative learning.
  • Understand various ways teaching practices can develop the skills required for your students to be an active participant in today’s globalized digital community.

Module 4: How do I assess student learning in digital spaces?

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Design a plan for assessing any student learning that takes place using digital tools and technologies.
  • Explore the purpose, application and assessment of digital tools, apps and platforms that can support the tenets of 21st century teaching and learning.
  • Advance curriculum development and teaching in the classroom.

Experts

Detra Price-Dennis

Scholarly Interests Sociopolitical and sociocultural aspects of literacy learning in early and middle childhood education Digital Literacies Literacy Teacher Education Critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature Educational Background Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State Univ...

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom at Teachers College Columbia University

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