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All of our courses are designed by teachers, for teachers, focusing on current innovative teaching and learning practices. Each course includes the very best hand-selected, and highly curated, resources selected just for you. Because we know how valuable your time is, each course features a hands-on component that can be applied to whatever context you’re teaching in.

Choose your academic year-long COETAIL 2 learning experience comprised of a total of 22-26 weeks of course content.

1 WEEK courses (INDIVIDUAL)

Digital Literacy

Everything you need to plan an amazing technology-unit from start to finish. 

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will …

  • Be able to design and plan engaging and innovative technology-rich learning for your students.

 

Uncovering ways to be digitally literate in a world of fake news, verify online sources and becoming more conscious consumers of information in the classroom with students.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will …

  • Understand the importance of digital literacy in our world today; and
  • Know how to teach students how to decipher between fake and reliable sources.

 

Exploring the idea of effective communication in online spaces with students and how to be resilient as global citizens.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to …

  • Discuss the idea of resilience and why it’s so critical for students to practice this skill; and
  • Teach students how to effectively and respectfully communicate in both digital and physical spaces.

 

Exploring a variety of strategies to break down the walls of your classroom to build “bridges” and connect with people from around the world.
Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will …

  • Understand the importance of teaching empathy in today’s schools; and
  • Know how to begin connecting your class with another class or expert from around the world.

 

Digital Citizenship

Exploring ways to help students keep themselves accountable, responsible for their actions and empower them to make strong decisions in the digital world.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to…

  • Identify policies and procedures that are currently stifling student creativity;
  • Evaluate existing AUP/RUPs; and
  • Create an environment that encourages empowerment.

 

Examining rights and responsibilities in the digital world and ways to help students develop these vital skills.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to…

  • Compare various viewpoints and arguments for privacy and protection online; and
  • Determine appropriate ways to share learning within your classroom with students.

 

Exploring authentic and meaningful ways to consistently integrate digital citizenship into our curriculum for our students.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to …

  • Emphasize the importance of meaningful digital citizenship integration; and
  • Identify ways that Digital Citizenship can be consistently and meaningfully integrated into the Curriculum.

 

Instructional Coaching

The only way that your colleagues will know what your role actually is, is for you to demonstrate it on a daily basis. If you spend the majority of your day finding resources for teachers, that’s what they’re going to assume your job is.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • explain the impact and effect of your daily actions on the development of your coaching role within the school.

One of the biggest challenges as a coach is the coaching conversation. We want to make sure we’re continuing to build those positive coaching relationships while also making sure that your coaching partner feels valued and respected.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • start a coaching conversation based on pedagogy; and
  • keep a coaching conversation open and respectful through a variety of strategies.

 

Every coach works a little bit differently, and every school’s expectation of what coaches do is different. However, there are some critical common elements that are worth prioritizing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Identify the key elements of successful coaching; and
  • Recognize different stages of coaching within a school environment.
Coaching is the best job in the world, and one of the hardest jobs in the world! Fill your coaching toolkit with the skills essential to the coaching role.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have

  • a coaching toolkit of skills essential to the role.

 

Every coach works a little bit differently, and every school’s expectation of what coaches do is different. However, there are some critical common elements that are worth prioritizing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Identify the key elements of successful coaching; and
  • Recognize different stages of coaching within a school environment.

 

Coaching involves change in practice, which can often lead to conflict. Explore a variety of ways to effectively deal with conflict in our roles as instructional coaches.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a variety of strategies to effectively deal with conflict in your coaching role; and
  • Share and reflect on those strategies within a community of coaches.
Coaches play an essential role in implementing sustainable, school-wide, instructional change. Examine ways coaches can be instrumental in developing and sustaining school-wide change.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the ways coaches play an essential role in implementing school-wide change; and
  • Use a coaching strategy in a pre-observation meeting with a colleague.

 

An essential aspect of effective coaching is developing leadership among colleagues. Examine and develop ways to empower others to become leaders within your department and/or school.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and empower others to become leaders; and
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in content, and pedagogical areas showing professional growth that inspires and promotes transformational change.
There are many styles of coaching from which Technology Coaches can take inspiration, strategies & ideas. Explore the various forms of instructional coaching to help identify the style(s) that work for you.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast a variety of coaching styles;
  • Identify the coaching style that best suits them; and
  • Begin to integrate coaching strategies into the coaching style of choice.

 

Coaches are often leaders within their school through their actions, vision & expertise. Explore strategies to identify colleagues who would appreciate coaching support and how to initiate conversations about learning.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise that coaches are leaders through their actions, vision & expertise;
  • Understand that coaches work in collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents and board members; and
  • Identify a colleague to work with and feel comfortable practising their coaching skills with.

 

Supporting Your Parent Community

Better understand the concerns that parents have about learning in digital spaces and explore key resources, strategies, and tips to engage your parent community in ongoing conversations and experience about technology for learning.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify, understand and address the key concerns that parents have about technology-rich learning
  • Identify and select a variety of strategies to support parent learning that will work in your school setting.

 

For many teachers and coaches alike, leading a parent training session can be stressful. This course is designed to help you to format effective and engaging parent learning sessions and identify the key elements required to scaffold parent learning.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify, understand and address the key concerns that parents have about technology-rich learning; and
  • Design and create a long-term parent learning program to help all stakeholders in their school community understand their school’s technology-rich learning environment.

 

Dig a little deeper into parent learning to focus in on how to design an individual activity within a parent learning session, and identify the key elements for success in facilitating a deep learning conversation with parents.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Confidently articulate the purpose of technology-rich learning, at a school-wide level; and
  • Develop successful and positive partnerships with parents to promote technology-rich learning in your school.

 

Google Classroom

Examine different Learning Management Systems, with a focus on how Google Classroom will enhance the learning and collaboration for students in your classroom.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of this course, you will …

  • Understand the uses of Google Classroom; and
  • Develop an understanding of current teaching practices that involve connected devices and why to implement them in the modern classroom.

 

Plan and process how you can implement the use of Google Classroom into your academic environment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of this course, you will …

  • Understand the basics of creating a Google Classroom; and
  • Be able to develop and implement specific ways to incorporate Google Classroom in their own teaching environment.

 

Looking at the Google Classroom features that can be used to improve your efficiency as an educator, and enhance learning opportunities for your students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of this course, participants will have …

  • Developed a deeper understanding of how to use Google Classroom;
  • Moved beyond the traditional style of learning in the classroom and begin to structure daily lessons using Google Classroom; and
  • Developed a more proficient skill set to fully integrate the features of Google Classroom into the everyday structure of their course content.

 

Leadership

This course challenges administrators to develop a shared vision of technology for learning, including all stakeholders in the process. Leaders will learn how to connect their vision for technology use with the school’s already-established vision statement so that it is clear for all parties that the new initiatives (ie. tech integration) support the school’s mission.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Articulate the key pieces that need to be in place when developing a shared vision of technology for learning;
  • Lead faculty in aligning (or developing–depending on where your school is) the shared vision of technology for learning with the school’s vision statement;
  • Complete the feedback loop, seeking voice from each of the stakeholder groups; and
  • Include key stakeholders in the process of aligning/developing a shared vision of technology for learning.

 

For administrators and other leaders who are looking to shift their school’s culture to one of risk-taking and deeper learning with meaningful and purposeful technology integration.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Understand the key components that must be in place before trying to shift a school’s culture;
  • Lead teachers on a learning walk to look for meaningful and purposeful technology integration; and
  • Incorporate a feedback loop system to allow for continued successful culture-building.

 

How do you evaluate the success of the technology use in your school? Is the technology enhancing and transforming learning? How do you know that? How are teachers being encouraged, inspired and stretched to try new things? What strategies and structures are put in place to support the continuum of learners, from the go-getters to the reluctant?

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Evaluate if and how technology is transforming learning when doing classroom observations; and
  • Provide differentiated support to staff to encourage meaningful and purposeful use of technology.

 

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Help students identify and interpret the messages, points of view, and purposes of the media they consume so that they have the literacy skills make critical choices.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of these courses, you will be able to …

  • Apply elements of critical literacy to the many forms of digital communication we use daily;
  • Develop and apply strategies of critical literacy with students to enable their analysis of the digital media they consume and produce;
  • Help students detect bias/purpose/agenda in news and other media;
  • Support student analysis of credibility, bias, and fact in research;
  • Provide students with the tools to critically analyze social media – its purpose, agenda, and effects; and
  • Regularly reflect and share learning through course communication tools.

 

Five Courses in this Bundle

  • Introduction to Critical Literacy:  How to ‘read’ digital texts
  • Search and Research
  • What is News and How do We ‘Read’ It?
  • The Stories in Social Networks
  • Digital Personal Narratives
Five Courses in this bundle

  • Coding: What’s All The Fuss About?
  • Exploring Platforms that Teach Coding
  • Starting to Code
  • Continuing to Code
  • What is Physical Computing? Other Types of Coding

Uncover the thinking and learning processes that are inherent in coding as well as explore different resources so that you can bring computer programming into the classroom. This course bundle is designed for educators K-12, who have little or no previous programming experience.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of these courses, you will be able to:

  • Analyze trends and resources to help articulate your own positions on the current debate around the necessity and importance of coding in the classroom;

  • Identify a coding platform that is appropriate for your learning environment;

  • Evaluate the age-appropriateness of physical computing platforms and projects;

  • Understand basic coding language and concepts;

  • Create a simple computer program using the Scratch platform;

  • Create an intermediate computer program using the Scratch platform; and

  • Synthesize course materials to design appropriate opportunities to implement coding within your current educational environment.

 

Be exposed to the introduction of several ways of thinking about complex problems and their solutions so that you can create an impact project for students that incorporates elements of design thinking and/or app design practices. No prior coding experience is necessary.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of these courses, you will be able to …

  • Understand and identify ways in which computational thinking can be applied in the classroom;
  • Recognize that computational thinking and lateral thinking can develop problem-solving skills;
  • Understand ways in which coding and design principles and processes can be applied to creating solutions to real-world problems;
  • Understand the ways in which design thinking and app design strategies can generate creative, effective and meaningful solutions;
  • Use coding/programming as a way to deepen and extend student learning; and
  • View app design from a computational thinking perspective.

 

Five Courses in this bundle

  • Computational Thinking and Lateral Thinking
  • Coding Part 1: Coding Language and Pseudo-Code
  • Coding Part 2: Remix and Create
  • Introducing Design Thinking
  • Introducing App Design
Five Courses in this bundle:

  • Introduction to Coding and Computational Thinking;
  • Coding and Math; Coding and Science;
  • Coding and Language Arts;
  • Coding and Social Science; and
  • Creating Integrating Lessons for your Students.

Explore a variety of ways to bring elements of coding into the classroom so that students can build the foundational skills and ways of thinking that underpin computational science. No prior coding experience is necessary.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Identify essential concepts and define key terms related to computer science and computational thinking;
  • Recognize that coding and computational thinking can support many elements of the current curriculum;
  • Develop, adapt and/or apply lesson plans that incorporate coding/computational thinking into the mainstream curriculum in core academic subjects;
  • Apply and integrate computational thinking and coding concepts and approaches to learning and projects in varied classes and subject areas;
  • Identify resources to support their integration of coding into different curricular areas;
  • Use coding as a way to deepen and extend student learning; and
  • Understand computational thinking as an approach to problem-solving.

Explore the power of the Google Apps suite of tools as well as cloud-based technologies in the K-12 setting so that you can use Google Apps for Education in your classroom with students.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Perform more effective web-based searches;
  • Create a site using Google Sites;
  • Know and understand the power of cloud based organizational tools such as Google Calendars;
  • Know and understand the power of cloud based collaboration using Google Docs;
  • Know and understand how Google Gmail is different from other e-mail clients;
  • Analyze and evaluate web-based search results; and
  • Implement the use of Google Apps in the classroom.

 

GSuite Tools covered in this bundle:

  • Search
  • G+
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Sites
  • Google Classroom
Five Courses in this bundle

  • The Beginning
  • The Inside Job: Motivation & Purpose
  • The Story: Game Design Characteristics
  • The Playground: Games in Education
  • The Hidden Treasure

Explore the history of games, key elements of game design, so that you can leverage new pedagogies by incorporating game-based learning and gamification into your curriculum.  Organized as a game, which includes challenges, levels, rewards and other game characteristics to immerse you in game-based learning.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Understand that Game-based Learning and gamification can present challenges in a classroom;
  • Understand that design and experience are ways of integrating game-based learning into the curriculum;
  • Evaluate the need for, and use of, game-based learning and gamification in school;
  • Identify and evaluate ways in which to integrate game-based learning into a curriculum;
  • Evaluate problems and identify various ways to solve them; and
  • Reflect on game design and the understand the importance of the narrative.

Be introduced to the theory behind Design Thinking and learn how Design Thinking fits into an educational setting so that you can create an action plan for how Design Thinking can be immediately put into use in your educational context.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to …

  • Evaluate the need for, and use of, design thinking for your school;
  • Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness;
  • Understand the emotional obligation of the design thinking process;
  • Identify ways in which design thinking pedagogies can be utilized in classroom/school settings;
  • Design and experience ways of integrating the design thinking process;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the design thinking process;
  • Evaluate the use of design thinking embedded into your curriculum;
  • Create a design thinking implementation plan for your school; and
  • Regularly reflect and share learning through course communication tools.

 

Five Courses in this bundle

  • Discovery: What is Design Thinking?
  • Empathy: Who Needs Design Thinking?
  • Ideation: What Can I Create and What Problems Can I Solve?
  • Prototype: Experimenting with Design Thinking
  • Reflecting: Evolution of Design Thinking

8 WEEK Course (SPecial Bundle)

Designed to help you to better understand the concerns that parents have about learning in digital spaces, and to provide you with key resources, strategies and tips to design a parent learning program to keep all stakeholders in your school community informed and engaged.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this premium-extended bundle, you will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to address the key concerns that parents have about technology-rich learning;
  • Be able to confidently articulate the purpose of technology-rich learning, at a school-wide level; and
  • Design and create a long-term parent learning program to help all stakeholders in their school community understand their school’s technology-rich learning environment.
Eight Courses in this bundle

  • Introduction to Supporting Your Parent Community.
  • Understanding the New Learning Landscape. Exploring new ways that students are learning with technology today.
  • Technology Never Sleeps. From phones, to laptops, to tablets, strategies for effectively managing distractions, and finding balance, with multiple devices at home.
  • Citizenship in a Digital World. Learning how to build safe, responsible & respectful habits with your children.
  • Social Media and Your Child. From Snapchat to Instagram, how, what and why are kids sharing online?
  • It’s A Visual World. Helping your child to navigate and manage what they see in a media-rich world.
  • Embracing Creativity: Going Beyond the Tools. Where and how are students expressing themselves, exploring their passions and developing essential skills in creative digital spaces.
  • Supporting Your Parent Community.

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