The Must-Have Skills You Need for 2021 and Beyond!
Ready-to-implement back-to-school PD for only $35
Over the past year, you’ve stretched your abilities and increased your confidence as you’ve tried new tools, new models and new ways of teaching in your classrooms and districts. Now, it’s time to leverage these new skills to help get students on track to succeed in the upcoming school year.
Designed for teachers, tech coaches and directors, and librarians and media specialists, ISTE U's Summer Learning Academy 2021 will ensure that you and your team are taking the best of what you’ve learned forward.
What is ISTE U’s Summer Learning Academy 2021?
This two-week, 15-hour online PD program will help K-12 educators move from surviving to thriving with the intentional use of technology to meet the new realities of learning.
Three self-paced, 2-hour courses addressing topics such as reaching students with disabilities, social and emotional learning, and blended learning models.
Expert instructors will model and deliver practical strategies during live, interactive workshop sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All webinars are recorded and available for later viewing.
Engage with other educators — during the course and after it’s over — to share resources, seek advice and build knowledge on the topics that matter most to you.
Meet the authors and speakers bringing you critical insights for the new school year!
Director of digital learning, Boston Public Schools
Education technology consultant and founder, TL Specialists
Director, Warren Online Academy
Designing for Inclusion
Discover strategies to understand where your students are and tailor instruction to meet their needs. Key topics include:
- Barriers and opportunities for inclusion
- Universal Design for Learning
- Reaching students with disabilities
- Formative assessments
Supporting Student Well-Being
Learn how to open channels of communication with students and families to form meaningful relationships and support student wellbeing. Key topics include:
- Social and emotional learning
- Student collaboration
- Authentic and culturally-relevant pedagogy
- Connecting with peers and professional learning communities
Accelerating Student-Driven Learning
This course helps educators take the best of online and blended teaching forward to cultivate increasingly flexible and engaging student learning. Key topics include:
- Learner autonomy
- Project-based learning
- Blended and flipped learning models
- Growth mindset and adaptability
The Summer Learning Academy was a rare professional development opportunity that allowed me to walk away with various tools that I could put into action immediately at my school. I was able to meet leaders in technology education that inspired me to be more creative and intentional with lessons. Each day, I walked away … with a call to action in my education practices.
This has been the most meaningful and motivating PD I have had in a long time! I can't wait to apply what has been shared!
I have to say, ISTE is like the Wonka Factory, churning out magical solutions that address spot-on the needs of districts, leaders and teachers! Seriously, this is exactly what our teachers need, and I see many well-intentioned state and national groups trying to do the same thing but with far less coherence and with nowhere near the capacity and expertise ISTE brings to the table.
I love and recommend the Summer Learning Academy for all the teaching strategies provided. I started using these strategies right away in my online classes.