Maine DOE offers K-12 educators technology-focused courses

Maine DOE’s Office of Adult Education and Family Literacy is offering four technology focused courses to K-12 educators this fall and spring.

The online courses are facilitated by a team of adult educators, most of whom have extensive experience in the K-12 classroom as well as using Moodle and a variety of web-based and video conferencing. Classes are taught in cohort groups of up to 10 participants and will be available in the fall and spring. The 10 week classes begin the week of Sept. 29 or as the cohorts fill and participants can expect to spend two to three hours each week completing assignments.

Course information and registration is available at the Maine Adult Education PD Portal at pdprotal.maineadulted.org (search keyword MARTI K-12). A portal account is required to register for courses and is available free of charge by clicking “PD Account” in the upper right hand corner of the portal homepage.

Courses include:

Technology Integration for Teaching and Learning is a survey course on technology integration in teaching and learning. Blogs, wikis and much, much more. Thirty continuing education hours are awarded for successful completion.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Differentiated Instruction explores the development and adaptation of curriculum to improve accessibility for learners of varying abilities. Participants in the UDL course must have successfully completed the Technology Integration course or participate in a short “Intro to Moodle course.” Thirty continuing education hours are awarded for successful completion.

Teaching in the Blended Classroom prepares educators to teach in blended classroom environments. Participants will learn effective strategies for managing and teaching students in blended environments and explore the ways blended learning can effectively support standards-based teaching and learning in all subject areas. Thirty continuing education hours are awarded for successful completion.

Teaching and Learning Through Video Conferencing provides great new tools allow learners to be connected. Four live sessions and four Moodle lessons. Twenty continuing education hours are awarded for successful completion.

Tuition for each course is $250. Checks should be payable to Office of Adult Education or purchase order and sent with a completed application to:

Office of Adult Education and Family Literacy
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

For more information, contact Nancy Dionne at nancy.dionne@maine.gov or 624-6780 or Bob Mcintire at bob.mcintire@maine.gov or 624-6778.

These courses were developed and are presented through a collaborative effort of the Maine DOE and the ConnectME Authority, the entity charged with expanding and enhancing broadband internet availability across the state. Support for the course development was funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunication and Information Administration through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Broadband Data and Development Grant.