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Beyond Theory: Proven Practices in EdTech

Sponsored in partnership by mindSpark Learning, Morgridge College of Education, and the Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver.

Emerging technology in education follows the same trend as all forms of technology – constantly improving and featuring an array of functions that are useful to those utilizing it. However, the ways technology can be used in schools are seemingly endless, and giving it purpose in learning environments can be difficult.

This institute will support educators in mitigating the inevitable learning curve associated with some of the emerging technology in education. Participants will also be tasked with reassessing some of the technology that has been moved out of the circle of "innovative" and into to the area of "obsolete," and discover new ways to use this tech in their school or classroom.

Ultimately, this institute will cover technology in many areas (Raspberry Pi's, G Suite, cutting-edge robotics such as Sphero, Dash, and Dot, QR Codes, Osmo for iPhones and iPads, etc.) and leverage expert facilitators, all while exploring how education technology can be integrated into learning environments to increase student engagement exponentially.

Learn more about receiving a grant to attend this institute

Monday, July 23, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
mindSpark Learning
455 S. Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80226

$625 per person

This Institute is being offered for 4.0 CEUs. CEUs are transcripted through the University of Denver and can be obtained via the University's Registrar's Office after the Institute concludes.

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Emerging technology in education follows the same trend as all forms of technology -- it's constantly improving and features an array of functions that are certainly useful to those utilizing it; however, the ways technology can be used in schools are seemingly endless, and giving it purpose in learning environments can be difficult.

This institute will support educators in mitigating the inevitable learning curve associated with some of the emerging technology in education. Participants will also be tasked with reassessing some of the tech that has been moved out of the circle of "innovative" and into to the area of "obsolete", and discover new ways to use this tech in their school or classroom.

Ultimately, this institute will cover technology in many areas -- from Raspberry Pi's to G Suite, to cutting edge robotics like Sphero and Dash and Dot, to QR Codes, to Osmo for iPhones and iPads and tons of other tech -- and leverage expert facilitators, all while exploring how education technology can be integrated into learning environments to increase student engagement exponentially.

Learning Objectives
  1. Analyze current and historic use of technology in education
  2. Prepare solutions for the challenges of using technology in education
  3. Utilize G Suite tools to create a lesson, learning activities, project, or challenge
  4. Practice the use of automation tools to improve workflow
  5. Examine opportunities to utilize computer science in the classroom
  6. Identify creation tools and opportunities to use them for learning

This program is approved for 4.0 CEUs (or 40 professional development hours). The University of Denver, Center for Professional Development (CPD) is approved by the Morgridge College of Education and The University of Denver to sponsor professional development and continuing education units for educators. CPD maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


For questions and information contact the Center for Professional Development at [email protected] or 303-871-4161