Online Professional Development Courses
Doceo Center online courses are meant to provide a convenient way to complete necessary continuing education for educators in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We provide a wide range of opportunities for educators to improve skills for incorporating technology in the classroom.
- 12 technology integration course topics (see descriptions below)
- All courses are organized in four learning modules where participants learn content, take brief assessments on readings/videos, complete a performance task using one of the technologies, and reflect on where this technology could be incorporated into their classroom
- Courses incorporate the ISTE Standards for Educators, Universal Design for Learning, and Danielson Framework for Teaching
- Courses are worth the following
- Idaho — Professional development credits = 1 PD credit per course
- Montana — CEUs or OPI Renewal Units = 1 CEU or 15 OPI Renewal Units per course
- Oregon — Continuing PDU = 15 PDUs per course
- Washington — Clock Hours = 15 Washington State Clock Hours per course
- Offered every semester:
Spring registration by March 24
Summer registration by June 25
Fall registration by Oct 17
Pricing (including professional development credit or clock hours)
- Each course is one PD credit for $135
Schools enrolling multiple teachers receive a discount for every 10+ teachers.
- For 10+ teachers taking 1 course each, discount 10% of the $135/course cost ($121.50/teacher)
- For 20+ teachers taking 1 course each, discount 20% of the $135/course cost ($108/teacher)
- For 30+ teachers taking 1 course each, discount 30% of the $135/course cost ($94.50/teacher)
University of Idaho Doceo Center In-person or Online Synchronous PD to support individual district/school needs:
- $700/day Online Synchronous
- $700/day + travel for in-person PD
In this case, teachers pay only $60/pd credit.
Please contact Meize Guo for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses must be completed within the semester for which you enroll.
Open educational resources offer a wealth of freely accessible and openly licensed quality resources for educators available in digital and text formats. We will dive into copyright, copyleft, fair use, creative commons, public domain, and the 5 Rs of openness to discover why OER is so important in today’s society. You will also explore multiple online sites for finding OER to support your content area(s).
- Module 1 – What is copyright, copyleft, fair use, creative commons, and OER etc?
- Module 2 – Finding OER
- Module 3 – Storing OER for lesson plan and contribute to OER community
- Module 4 – Think on the other side
Learn how to record your screen and/or web cam with audio narration to create instructional videos to support learners. You’ll also learn to convert to YouTube so that videos are closed captioned to meet accessibility needs. Screenscasts save time for teachers by enabling students to revisit content outside of class as needed and can simplify complex tasks to better support all learners.
- Module 1 – Understanding & Planning Screencasts
- Module 2 – Screencast-o-matic
- Module 3 – ShowMe
- Module 4 – Zoom for Screencasting
Include tips for promoting and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility. You’ll explore multiple online resources for teaching digital citizenship skills in the classroom and assess your own digital wellbeing.
- Module 1 – Digital Well-being
- Module 2 – Common Sense Media
- Module 3 – Be Internet Awesome
- Module 4 – Standards for Digital Citizenship
Many teachers are embracing Google Classroom in an effort to increase productivity, ease sharing of digital work, and move toward a paperless classroom. Content includes everything you need to know about Google Classroom including grading and managing content within Classroom as well as creating announcements, assignments, quizzes, and assessments.
- Module 1 – Creating Content
- Module 2 – Stream, People, Grading, & Settings
- Module 3 – Apps, Tools that Work with Classroom, & the Student Experience
- Module 4 – Building One Unit of your Course
You’ll dig deeper into everything that Google has to offer educators that you’ve probably never explored including Custom Search, Doodles, Extensions, Search Tools, and a Google a Day.
- Module 1 – Hidden Tools
- Module 2 – Google Doodles & Useful Classroom Tips
- Module 3 – Chrome Extensions & Extensions to Increase Productivity
- Module 4 – Extensions to Support Student Learning
Google Workspace Tools provide a way for educators to easily share content, enhance learning through collaboration and easy access to content beyond the classroom, and streamline organization. Content includes a close look at Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Presentations that covers collaborative uses, Google Drive, tools within each app, etc.
- Module 1 – Drive, Docs, & Slides
- Module 2 – Sheets & Forms
- Module 3 – MyMaps & Sites
- Module 4 – Drawings, JamBoard, & Keep
We all use videos as resources for sharing information on important content. This course will focus on tools that can help you to make videos more meaningful to students by embedding questions, using the video to create a lesson plan, etc.
- Module 1 – YouTube – settings, subscriptions, playlists, & your channel
- Module 2 – EDpuzzle
- Module 3 – TEDEd
- Module 4 – Screencasting
Technology is especially helpful in meeting UDL principles to remove barriers and maximize learning for all students. Content will include an overview of UDL principles and exploration of multiple tech tools to support each principle.
- Module 1 – UDL & Technology
- Module 2 – Multiple Means of Representation (tools to support)
- Module 3 – Multiple Means of Action & Expression (tools to support)
- Module 4 – Multiple Means of Engagement (tools to support)
The exploration of web-based simulations and interactives across the content areas and for specific content areas to enhance the learning experience and help increase understanding of difficult concepts. This course is especially helpful for STEM teachers.
- Module 1 – ReadWriteThink
- Module 2 – Internet4Classrooms, PhET, & MERLOT II
- Module 3 – BrainPOP GameUp
- Module 4 – H5P & Interactives & Simulations Search
Explore a variety of tools for assessing students in a more engaging manner inside and outside of class including Google Forms, Kahoot!, Answer Garden, Plickers, Quizlet, and Socrative.
- Module 1 – Google Forms
- Module 2 – Kahoot! & Socrative
- Module 3 – Plickers, AnswerGarden, & Poll Everywhere
- Module 4 – Quizlet & Quizizz
We’ll explore the possibilities of making collaboration more successful with Flipgrid, Padlet, and Zoom. This course includes an overview on successfully integrating each of the tools and ideas for collaborating with other classrooms or industry professionals at a distance.
- Module 1 – FlipGrid
- Module 2 – Padlet
- Module 3 – Trello
- Module 4 – Slack
There are a wide array of digital tools available to support literacy across the curriculum which offer visual aids to content, address grammar concerns, and offer ways to read text with needed support for understanding. Content will include an exploration of tools to support literacy well beyond reading skills with text simplification tools, visual dictionaries, assistive technologies, and extensions.
- Module 1 – Rewordify
- Module 2 – Visual Dictionaries
- Module 3 – Google Voice Typing & Chrome Extensions
- Module 4 – Other Literacy Tools