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Micro-Credentials

The 1:1 Teacher

This micro-credential is suitable for any teachers already in or new to a 1:1 learning environment or teachers looking to move into a 1:1 classroom.

By the end of this micro-credential you will have all the skills you need to transform learning in a 1:1 classroom including:

  • managing devices and their distractions;
  • developing safe and responsible online behavior skills;
  • navigating the complicated world of internet research; and
  • making the most of Google Apps for Education.

22 Weeks

15 course credits (Premium & Academy package only)

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The Courses

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Pedagogical Approaches for the 1:1 Classroom

3 WEEKS

Developing a deeper understanding of the pedagogical approaches for the 1:1 classroom.

After completing this course, participants will …

  • understand the power of project-based learning in technology rich environments
  • create learning opportunities that challenge students to innovate, solve problems and/or collaborate with others;
  • understand the value of sharing with an authentic audience
  • be able to identify opportunities within their classroom for students to share their learning
  • use collaborative tools to expand students’ authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with others;
  • have a variety of strategies to be a lead learner when it comes to technology in the classroom as well as feel confident with new technology tools.

Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

3 WEEKS

Uncover a variety of ways to balance, empower, respect and protect yourself and your students through the lens of digital citizenship. After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify policies and procedures that are currently stifling student creativity;
  • Evaluate existing AUP/RUPs;
  • Create an environment that encourages empowerment;
  • Compare various viewpoints and arguments for privacy and protection online;
  • Determine appropriate ways to share learning within your classroom with students;
  • Emphasize the importance of meaningful digital citizenship integration;
  • Identify ways that Digital Citizenship can be consistently and meaningfully integrated into the curriculum.

The way the micro-credential is structured you are given assignments with just enough information to force you to dig a bit deeper. I felt I was supported by the instructor and by my peers in the cohort. This has been an excellent learning experience for me and I would highly recommend it.

Microcredential Participant, 2017

Teaching Critical Literacy in a Multimedia World

7 WEEKS

Uncover and explore the tools and strategies that can help students apply critical literacy skills to the multimedia world they inhabit.

After completing this course, participants 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

Google Apps for Education in the Classroom

6 WEEKS

How to get the most out of Google Apps in a 1:1 classroom environment.

After completing this course, particiants will be able to:

  • Search more effectively;
  • Create a site using Google Sites;
  • Understand the power of cloud based organizational tools such as Google Calendars;
  • Understand the power of cloud based collaboration using Google Docs;
  • Understand how Google Gmail is different from other e-mail clients;
  • Analyze and evaluate web-based search results; and
  • Be able to implement the use of Google Apps in the classroom.

Personal Project

3 WEEKS

An exciting opportunity to create and action a relevant project that consolidates and shares all the understanding and skills learned throughout the Coach Micro-credential. After completing this course, participants will have

  • designed, developed and implemented a personal project that impacts student learning using the understandings learned during The Coach micro-credential.

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Pricing and Course Options

Not sure which package is right for you? We have a range of options to best suit your needs and requirements.

Google Documents allows you to create, edit and collaborate with others – but there are many more features that you and/or your students may not know about.

In this FREE 5+page PDF we share 10 features of google documents that all students should know.

Meet The 1:1 Teacher Micro-Credential Mentors

Jeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht

Mentor, Premium Package

“I very excited about the 1:1 Teacher Micro-credential. I’ve been involved in many 1:1 initiatives and roll-out programs and am looking forward to sharing my expertise with you! ”

More about Jeff…

Heather Dowd

Heather Dowd

Mentor, Academy Package

“I learned so much when we implemented a 1:1 program at my school. I’m excited to share my experience and how it positively impacted student learning in my classroom.”

More about Heather…

FAQs

Do you have a payment plan option?

Yes we do!  The Honor, Academy and Premium options all have a payment plan option. When a microcredential program is open for purchase you can choose:

  • Payable over 2 months (20% non-refundable initial deposit required)
  • Payable over 3 months (10% non-refundable initial deposit required)
Can I purchase for two or more at once?

Yes! We can arrange an invoice payment so that you can purchase for two or more people at one time.  This also means we can organize each person with their own separate login details.

Please use our Group Registration to send us the details so Raena, our Director of Business & Operations can get in touch with you to begin the payment & registration process! 

What are the start and the end dates for the Microcredentials?

The Coach Microcredential is open for registration and purchasing now. Registration closes midnight May 1, 2018.
The Cohort starts on May 1, 2018.

Join our mailing list to be notified when registration opens for the 1:1 Teacher Microcredential (August) and for The Connected Teacher Microcredential (November)

What is the approximate time commitment required?

You can expect to spend between 3-5 hours (approximately) per week with course work. 
 

Do I have to take the courses in order?

Each Microcredential program page is set out with a recommended order to take the courses. However, you can customize the order in which you take the courses to suit your own needs and/or time constraints.

Although we do not recommend it, you can take several courses at once.
 

What happens if I don't finish all the course work?

Premium or Academy Package
If you are completing a Microcredential course for credit and you don't finish all the course work before the end of the academic year for your cohort then you automatically drop down to Honor Level and you will not receive credit. You will still have access to the material for a total of one (1) year from the cohort start date.

Honor Package  
You will still have access to the course material for a total of one (1) year from the cohort start date. 

Are course credits and/or clock hours available?

Course credits and/or clock hours (through Heritage / Antioch University) are only available in the Premium and Academy package options.  They are not available in the Honor package option.

Which package option is right for me?

The Microcredentials are available via three (3) package options:  Premium; Academy; Honour.

Check our handy Comparison Table if you're not sure which option and features are best for you.

How do I get my 1:1 appointment with my mentor?

Once the Microcredential program is underway, it’s up to you to make the appointment with your mentor for a time convenient for you and your mentor. (Premium & Academy option only)

 

Can I take another Microcredential when I'm finished one?

Of course!  Each Microcredential has a different lens through which your learning can be customized to best fit your needs and your teaching environment. We'd love to help and support you through a Microcredential pathway of learning.

If there's a Microcredential you think we should offer ..... send us your suggestion via our Contact Us Form or to services@edurolearning.com - we'd love to hear from you!

Can I transfer my payment to another educator?

Registration may be transferred to another person free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the course. Thereafter a $25 fee may be applied.

The new participant will be automatically enrolled in the course that the original participant. The new participant will be required to update any demographic information as appropriate.

To request a transfer, please send the full name and email address of both the original participant and the new participant to services@edurolearning.com with the subject line "Course Registration Transfer".

What is your refund policy?

Please refer to our Service Agreement Terms and Conditions for full details.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

In the unlikely event of the cancellation of a Microcredential Program, before it's official start date, due to circumstances beyond our control, participants will have the option of:

  • transferring to another microcredential program;
  • transferring to the next cohort of the same program;
  • receive a 100% refund of registration fees 
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