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Alexandria, VA, United States, 2013/01/28 - Teachers across the country are learning simple and effective tools via online e-courses that allow them to capture the attention of their students - Engaging-Students.org.
Teachers are smart. They know their subjects inside and out and have developed all kinds of terrific content to share. They also know their school, their students, and the resources that everyone can access better than anyone. But if they are struggling to connect with the digital natives in their classroom, Engaging-Students courses can help.
Whether educators are seeking tenure or a new position, the environment remains highly competitive. In addition, their student population is changing and their budgets are most certainly shrinking. And there is increasing pressure on them to integrate 21st century curriculum design into traditional lectures.
Engaging-Students.org offers two online programs for teachers wanting to satisfy professional development and certification renewal requirements and, of course, move up in pay. These easy to use e-courses can help teachers design and implement custom e-learning tools that will show their leadership and students that they understand the 21st century marketplace.
The starter-course, How to Teach with Technology, will introduce teachers to free tools and proven techniques for integrating technology into their lessons. It will take them through the multimedia development process from concept to creation with screencasts and action items. All the teachers need is their required content and internet access to get started. This course then helps them turn their own terrific material into sensational video products that are sure to captivate their audience!
The secondary graduate course, 21st Century Tools for Teachers, follows a traditional online format and is offered through several university partners, such as the University of North Dakota, Ashland University, the University of Idaho, and others. This course offers certification suitable for professional development credits required by many schools and universities.
Both courses will help teachers improve their 21st century presentation style with programs like Camtasia, Jing, Snagit, Blackboard, Coursesites, Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Podcasts, Blogs, Digital Video and Photography, book publishing, Wix, Prezi, Animoto, Audacity and dozens of Web 2.0 tools.