Summer 2021 CTLE Courses

Summer Offerings | 15 CTLE Hours per Course

Blended Learning

Instructor: Dr. Jason Vickers
Date: June 28-July 30

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Course Details

Course Number: A-EDU 1

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

This course covers methods for blending learning both in the classroom and remotely. In it, we will cover four types of blended models: rotation, lab rotation, flipped, and blended synchronous/asynchronous. Each week, we will cover a specific model including methodologies for using the model. This course is suitable for educators, administrators, and parents. The class is five weeks long and is worth 15 CTLE hours.

Instructor Biography

Dr. Jason Vickers is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY. He received his PhD in curriculum and instruction from University at Albany in Spring 2012.

In terms of research, he is interested in student self-assessment in online discussions, how this is perceived by students, and how this impacts subsequent discussion posts. He has also been long involved in research the Community of Inquiry framework for online learning. He has co-authored a book chapter on student social presence in online learning and authored a book chapter on student-student interaction in online learning.

Dr. Vickers has served on the department’s program committee and student committee. He currently chairs the department’s student committee.

Digital Tools for Remote Education

Instructor: Stacy Robison
Date: May 17 – June 18

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Course Number: A-EDU 2

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

Designed for K-12 educators, this course will introduce you to a selection of digital learning tools for managing remote instruction (including Schoology, Google Classroom, PowerPoint, Google Slides, and various tools for screen-casting and synchronous web meetings). Each week, we’ll investigate different tools and digital teaching methodologies, with assignments designed to familiarize you with your options for both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The class is 5 weeks long and is worth 15 CTLE hours.

Instructor Biography

Stacy is a graduate of the Curriculum Development and Instructional Design program at the University at Albany. She works as eLearning Instructional Design manager at the CUNY Research Foundation, where she leads a team of talented instructional designers building and implementing online training programs for New York state employees. She also has experience designing, implementing, and managing K-12 and workforce educational programs in web and software development for children and adults. 

Stacy earned a B.A. in English Literature from Humboldt State University in 2004, and subsequently meandered into the tech sector, where she was ultimately able to earn a salary writing and teaching as the head of the education team for a healthcare IT start-up company in Vermont. She has taught a wide variety of subjects, including academic writing,
general biology, physical anthropology, web and software development, and digital literacy,and if there’s one thing she has witnessed over and over again, it’s that making our students successful depends more on our support for their learning and development than it does on our accumulation of background knowledge or expertise.

Teaching Coding in the K-12 Classroom

Instructor: Stacy Robison
Date: June 28-July 30

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Course Number: A-EDU 3

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

Experts have stated that good jobs will require basic fluency in computer programming within the next ten years, but most educators have never had the opportunity to learn how to build this proficiency in their students. In this course, you will learn basic programming concepts and have the opportunity to build a few sample programs in Scratch, build your own webpage in HTML and CSS, and well as preview other programming languages and platforms that go beyond introductory coding concepts to build more advanced skills. We’ll discuss ways to introduce coding projects that integrate with other parts of your curricula to create meaningful experiences to help turn your students into digital creators.

Biography

Stacy is a graduate of the Curriculum Development and Instructional Design program at the University at Albany. She works as eLearning Instructional Design manager at the CUNY Research Foundation, where she leads a team of talented instructional designers building and implementing online training programs for New York state employees. She also has experience designing, implementing, and managing K-12 and workforce educational programs in web and software development for children and adults.

Stacy earned a B.A. in English Literature from Humboldt State University in 2004, and subsequently meandered into the tech sector, where she was ultimately able to earn a salary writing and teaching as the head of the education team for a healthcare IT start-up company in Vermont. She has taught a wide variety of subjects, including academic writing,
general biology, physical anthropology, web and software development, and digital literacy,and if there’s one thing she has witnessed over and over again, it’s that making our students successful depends more on our support for their learning and development than it does on our accumulation of background knowledge or expertise.

Teaching and Learning Remotely in K-12 Education

Instructor: Marc Freed
Date: May 17 – June 18, June 28 – July 30

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Course Number: A-EDU 4

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

This course serves two audiences: K-12 teachers seeking to develop their online teaching skills, and the parents of their students who wish to learn more about how effective online education differs from a traditional classroom experience. The course aims to provide K-12 teachers accustomed to teaching in a traditional classroom setting with a basic introduction to online learning that they can use to adapt immediately to changes in education caused by the COVID-19 crisis. New York State-licensed teachers who complete this course with satisfactory grade receive 15 hours of CTLE credit. All persons completing the course with a satisfactory grade receive a certificate.

Biography

Marc Freed received an M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, and a Certificate of Online Teaching (COLT) from the University at Albany in 2020. Mr. Freed also holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Brown University, and an M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has taught math and physics at the secondary level, and economics as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Prior to enrolling at the University at Albany, Mr. Freed worked as a mathematical economist and data scientist in the financial services industry for over 30 years.

Increasing Intrinsic Motivation in Students At Home & School

Instructor: Dr. Gina Riley
Date: May 17 – June 18

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Course Number: A-EDU 5

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

Increasing Intrinsic Motivation is a mini course focused on increasing self-determination in students at home and at school. We will focus on taking apart Self Determination Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985) to assist in creating environments that facilitate intrinsic motivation in learning and development. Throughout the course, we will discuss the tenets of competence, autonomy, and relatedness, and the facilitation of those basic psychological needs.

Home Learning 101: Digital Resources & Instruction

Instructor: Dr. Gina Riley
Date: May 17 – June 18

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Course Number: A-EDU 6

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

Home Learning 101 is a mini course focused on home education curriculum and instruction. Ideas from this course can be used to create a primary home learning curriculum for any age, or ideas can be used to accompany digital learning provided by a district or teacher. The focus of the course is on the curation of digital resources for all major subjects, for students in any grade or age range.

Creating a Decision-Making Curriculum for Students at School and at Home

Instructor: Dr. Gina Riley
Date: June 28-July 30

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Biography

My name is Karina Baranski. I graduated from The State University of New York at Albany in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and minors in Business and Psychology.  I am currently in the CDIT master’s program and I joined the ATTLAS team in June 2020 as an intern. During my time as an intern, I began to help grow the social media accounts and created advertisements to share the work of ATTLAS. When I joined the ATTLAS team I knew that the work they were doing was important and I wanted to find ways to share it with as many teachers, parents, schools, and educators online. I am now the Team’s Assistant and Manager of all Social Media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. I also help approve curated items that assist teachers with online learning and update the RemoteEd event calendar where we share upcoming events.

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