Fall '21 CTLE Courses | Asynchronous Online

Fall 2021 Offerings | 15 CTLE Hours per Course

Digital Tools for Remote Education

Instructor: Stacy Robison
Date: October 8- November 19

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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: October 8- November 19

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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.

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 and Learning Remotely in K-12 Education

Instructor: Marc Freed
Date: October 8- November 19

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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.

Instructor 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: October 8- November 19

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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: October 8- November 19

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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: October 8- November 19

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Course Number: A-EDU 7

Delivery: Fully Online

CTLE Hours: 15

Creating a decision-making curriculum for students at school and at home is a mini course focused on decision making tools, autonomy support development levels and abilities. 

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