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Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

A free professional development course for educators

Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) and the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education, is launching the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a virtual, moderated professional development course offered to teams of educators for free.

The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses.

Registration for the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy will open in Fall 2014. If you would like more information, click here.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

Course 1: Evaluating and planning for the mobile learning landscape

Delve into the classroom implications of mobile learning with activities to help you gauge your institution’s readiness.

Course 2: Developing digital fluency

Enrich your digital awareness by investigating the key characteristics and compatibilities of available devices, operating systems and programs.

Course 3: Seamless mobile technology integration

Explore a framework for technology integration that steers teachers through the process of creating a mobile learning lesson plan.

Course 4: Implementing effective mobile practices

Teachers will learn how to apply the ISTE Standards to mobile learning, while technology coaches and administrators will gain strategies for providing visionary leadership and support.

Course 5: Digital age students

Discover how to teach and model safe online practices for students as they use their mobile devices to create and share content.

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