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Course list as of: 04/24/2014

Course category:

Asbestos Awareness Training

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

BRIDGES: Classroom Behaviors

Bullying Prevention

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Asbestos Awareness Training

Course type: OSHA
Expiration: OSHA courses are valid for 1 year from completion (or as conditions change in the workplace)

Description: At the end of this Asbestos Awareness Training course, participants will be aware of: what asbestos is; the dangers that asbestos fibers pose; the types of products that may contain asbestos; the health risks involved with asbestos exposure; the responsibilities of custodial and maintenance personnel; how to recognize when asbestos containing products are damaged, deteriorating, or delaminating and what to do about it; how to find out the location of asbestos containing products in buildings; how to find the name and telephone number of the designated person; and where and what the asbestos management plan for each building is and how to locate it.
Students: All maintenance and custodial staff (custodians, electricians, heating/air conditioning engineers, plumbers, etc.) who may work in a building that contains asbestos, whether or not they are required to work with asbestos.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 17 minutes to complete this course.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Course type: OSHA
Expiration: OSHA courses are valid for 1 year from completion (or as conditions change in the workplace)

Description: The purpose of this training is to provide the appropriate knowledge and understanding to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) which causes hepatitis B (a serious liver disease), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other bloodborne pathogens. These OSHA training programs are designed to provide you with basic content training on the requirements of the various mandates and are not intended to serve as a total training package. During the time you are taking this training, your district has designated a contact person for this course to answer any questions you may have about the training and to give you site specific information. Please contact your supervisor or the person asking you to take this training for the phone number to contact the designated person.
Students: All employees determined to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens are required by OSHA regulation CFR29 1910.1030 to receive training at the time of initial assignment or as changes in the work place require. These include Pre-K-12 school nurses, school social workers, bus drivers, custodial/maintenance workers, coaching, teachers, building administrators, counselors, and mechanics. Although secretaries are not required to take the training since they are likely to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes to complete this course.

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BRIDGES: Classroom Behaviors

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: BRIDGES: Building Resources, Instruction, Data, and Goals into Early childhood Settings. Increasing numbers of children display difficulty with self-control, following directions, and interacting positively with other children in preschool settings. One of the primary reasons teachers leave the profession is due to difficulties in managing student behaviors. This training will help you learn how to develop a total classroom plan that will promote success and help prevent behavior problems from occurring.
Students: Teachers and other professionals who work in a pre K-12 setting.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete this course.

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Bullying Prevention

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This training identifies what constitutes as student bullying, what are some of the warning signs, and how to prevent or respond to bullying.
Students: All educators who work in proximity of students, including teachers, paraeducators, and other support staff.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 41 minutes to complete this course.

Child Abuse Reporting (Non-Licensure)

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Digital Publishing: Mac

Digital Publishing: Windows

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Child Abuse Reporting (Non-Licensure)

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This course is designed as a brief review on the topics of identifying and reporting suspected child abuse in the state of Iowa. This course does not satisfy any legal requirements for mandatory reporting of abuse training within the state of Iowa.
Students: Any mandatory or voluntary reporters of child abuse who need a review on the topics of identifying and reporting suspected child abuse in the state of Iowa.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour to complete this course.

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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: COPPA, or the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, prohibits for-profit companies from gathering personal information of students without the consent of their parents or teachers. This law was set up to prevent social media companies from taking this information and selling it to advertisers, among other reasons. In this training, we will take a look at the law behind these changes, and what impact it has for Iowa's educators.
Students: Iowa educators.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 32 minutes to complete this course.

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Digital Publishing: Mac

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: Upon completion of this course educators will be able to: describe how digital publishing evolved from traditional publishing; recognize each of the most popular eBook formats and where they can be used; create an eBook in the EPUB format that contains images, audio, and video media; and create an interactive textbook using iBook Author.
Students: This course is intended for educators who wish to learn what Digital Publishing is and how to integrate this learning technology into their classroom.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 48 minutes to complete this course.

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Digital Publishing: Windows

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: Upon completion of this course educators will be able to: describe how digital publishing evolved from traditional publishing; recognize each of the most popular eBook formats and where they can be used; and how to create an eBook in the EPUB format.
Students: This course is intended for educators who wish to learn what Digital Publishing is and how to integrate this learning technology into their classroom.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 52 minutes to complete this course.

Ethics for Iowa Educators

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Harassment in the Workplace: Recognition and Your Responsibilities

Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) Compliance

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Ethics for Iowa Educators

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This is a project of the Board of Educational Examiners to share information about ethics as a way of promoting professionalism among educators in Iowa. In 2004, the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners revised and approved the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics located in Chapters 25 and 26 of the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC). It is important for all educators (practitioners) to have a working knowledge of Chapters 25 and 26 and to use them as guides to professional conduct and behavior.
Students: All Iowa licensed educational practitioners. As defined by IAC 282.25.2, "practitioner" means an administrator, teacher or other school personnel, who provides educational assistance to students and who holds a license, certificate, or authorization issued by the Board.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes to complete this course.

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This training overviews the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), helping educators understand what information is protected, and how to safeguard against violating the law.
Students: This training is designed for any educator who handles student records, including teachers, administrative assistants, administrators, and central office support.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 41 minutes to complete this course.

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Harassment in the Workplace: Recognition and Your Responsibilities

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This course looks at what harassment in the workplace looks like, focusing specifically on both sexual harassment and workplace bullying. This training will help individuals identify, prevent, and respond appropriately to harassment.
Students: This course is intended for all school employees.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 9 minutes to complete this course.

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Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) Compliance

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996, and yet, many school employees do not understand how HIPAA applies to student health information that is maintained by schools. You may not know when, or if, student health records are exempt from HIPAA regulations, or what steps to take if HIPAA does apply to your school. This training will give you an overview of the law and a practical understanding of how that applies to your work.
Students: The intended audience for this course is any educator, nurse or school employee who might come in contact with student health information or records.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 37 minutes to complete this course.

Interviewing and Hiring Practices

Iowa Alternate Assessment: Administration and Implementation

Level One Investigator Training: Chapter 102

Lockout / Tagout Training

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Interviewing and Hiring Practices

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: Individuals involved in the hiring process who do not have specialization in human resources. This includes both hiring managers (e.g. building principals or supervisors looking to fill an opening) as well as interview committee members.
Students: This training helps participants understand steps in the interviewing and hiring practice, as well as legal requirements regarding protected EEOC classes. Part of this training will focus on aspects in the hiring process that might not directly relate to these individuals (that is, aspects that will be overseen by human resource specialists), but that serve as important background for their role.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 28 minutes to complete this course.

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Iowa Alternate Assessment: Administration and Implementation

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: The Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA) is used to evaluate the academic performance of students who are unable to participate in the Iowa Assessments even with accommodations. The Iowa Alternate Assessment provides a mechanism for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to be included in Iowa's accountability system.
Students: This training is intended for teachers who administer this assessment, as well as statewide consultants or district administrators who support these teachers.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete this course.

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Level One Investigator Training: Chapter 102

Course type: Mandated Training
Expiration: 5 years from completion

Description: Level One Investigator training provides educators with guidance about the differences between a school employee's mandatory reporting responsibilities and the procedures for investigating allegations of abuse of students by school employees. It includes a detailed explanations and examples about the roles and responsibilities of school authorities and level one investigators. This training also provides participants with sample policies that school boards are encouraged to review when determining their own policies regarding the handling of allegations of abuse of students by school employees.
Students: This training is intended for school employees who serve as the level one investigator for their district.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 2 hours and 9 minutes to complete this course.

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Lockout / Tagout Training

Course type: OSHA
Expiration: OSHA courses are valid for 1 year from completion (or as conditions change in the workplace)

Description: Serious injury can be caused by the sudden and unexpected startup of machinery or equipment, contact with live electrical circuits or the unexpected release of stored energy. Equipment that is shut down may inadvertently be re-started or re-energized by a co-worker, or equipment that was thought to be shut down may be controlled by automatic processors, timers or computers and may re-start automatically and without warning. This course provides training in Lockout/Tagout standards and procedures. These OSHA training programs are designed to provide you with basic content training on the requirements of the various mandates and are not intended to serve as a total training package. During the time you are taking this training, your district has designated a contact person for this course to answer any questions you may have about the training and to give you site specific information. Please contact your supervisor or the person asking you to take this training for the phone number to contact the designated person.
Students: OSHA Regulation CFR29 - 1910.147 requires employers to provide employees who "service or maintain equipment or machines" training in the control of hazardous energy that could result in injury to the employee when unexpectedly released. Personnel that are typically required to be provided this training are maintenance and custodial staff, mechanics, crafts or trades people, warehouse workers, foodservice employees, employees working on or around grounds keeping equipment, and others. In addition the regulations require that other employees who work in the area where the maintenance or service work is being performed be aware of the program in place and be instructed in their responsibility to the program.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 9 minutes to complete this course.

Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

Medication Administration in Iowa Schools

Medication Administration: Administering Glucagon to Students with Diabetes

Medication Administration: Administering Rectal Diazepam for Seizures

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Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

Course type: Mandated Training
Expiration: 5 years from completion

Description: The purpose of this training is to provide the learner with the appropriate knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities as mandatory reporters for child and dependent adult abuse. Curriculum approved by the Abuse Education Review Panel. Approval No. 24 (Curriculum is subject to reapproval on March 11, 2014.)
Students: All mandatory reporters are required to take this training. Mandatory reporters include: pre-K-12 school nurses, school social workers, certified psychologists, certified paraeducators, holders of coaching authorization, counselors or mental health professionals, and licensed school employees from accredited public and non-public schools/districts and AEA's. Although non-licensed and non-certified employees of school districts and AEA's are not mandatory reporters, they can potentially come into contact with victims of abuse. Therefore it is best practice to have these employees also take the Mandatory Reporter training.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes to complete this course.

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Medication Administration in Iowa Schools

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners, such as licensed registered nurses and physicians, have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 8 hours and 55 minutes to complete this course.

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Medication Administration: Administering Glucagon to Students with Diabetes

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 45 minutes to complete this course.

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Medication Administration: Administering Rectal Diazepam for Seizures

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 54 minutes to complete this course.

Medication Administration: Giving Insulin Injections

Medication Administration: Insulin Pumps

Medication Administration: Medication Administration by Gastrostomy Tube

Medication Administration: Nebulizer Treatments at School

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Medication Administration: Giving Insulin Injections

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes to complete this course.

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Medication Administration: Insulin Pumps

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes to complete this course.

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Medication Administration: Medication Administration by Gastrostomy Tube

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour to complete this course.

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Medication Administration: Nebulizer Treatments at School

Course type: Medication Administration
Expiration: Indefinite (Retaking the course is recommended every five years or as directed by your school nurse. The law does not require recertification)

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.
Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes to complete this course.

Module I: Section 504 Awareness

Module II: Section 504 Application

Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103

Right to Know Training

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Module I: Section 504 Awareness

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that protects the rights of qualified persons with disabilities. It is intended to provide access to education by accommodating students in such a way that they have an equal opportunity to participate and succeed in the classroom. This module provides the participants with an overview of the differences between Section 504, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and IDEA (Special Education). It also addresses how students become eligible for Section 504 accommodations and the rights and responsibilities of school districts related to Section 504.
Students: This training is intended for teachers, school nurses, administrators, 504 coordinators, and 504 compliance officers.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes to complete this course.

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Module II: Section 504 Application

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: This module is a follow-up to Module I: Section 504 Awareness. In this module the participant will learn about the requirements for a Section 504 team, the evaluation process and the development and monitoring of an accommodation plan.
Students: This training is intended for teachers, school nurses, administrators, 504 coordinators, and 504 compliance officers.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 2 hours to complete this course.

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Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103

Course type: 'As Required' Training
Expiration: This course is valid for a period determined by the certificate holder's employer.

Description: This course provides an overview of Chapter 103 of Iowa code, including: rules on the use of corporal punishment and reasonable force; disciplinary alternatives to seclusion and restraint; the safe and effective use of physical restraint, confinement and detention; crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation techniques; student and staff debriefing after a crisis; and positive behavior interventions and supports.
Students: It is a local decision as to who takes this course, but anybody who is expected to do physical confinement or physical restraint must be trained. Some districts give all staff some intro-level training, and others assign training based on job description or class roster.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes to complete this course.

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Right to Know Training

Course type: OSHA
Expiration: OSHA courses are valid for 1 year from completion (or as conditions change in the workplace)

Description: At the end of this training course about the Hazard Communication Standard students will be aware of the information and warnings required by the existing Hazard Communication Standard; aware of the revisions to the Hazardous Communication Standard due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System; able to recognize and interpret hazard classifications, chemical container labels, and warning placards for both the current and revised versions of the standard; able to understand and use the information contained within Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets; and aware of the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in regards to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Students: All district employees who work with or are routinely exposed to hazardous substances, harmful physical agents or infectious agents. This would include teachers who would work with hazardous chemicals in their classrooms.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete this course.

TPACK - Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Integration

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TPACK - Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge Integration

Course type: Professional Development Training
Expiration: Indefinitely (or as required by your employer)

Description: Technology, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework to help understand the importance of aligning good technology integration with the curriculum and important student strategies. This course provides an overview of TPACK, including focus on developing lessons with a Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge focus.
Students: Inservice PreK-12 teachers and AEA course developers.
Time estimate: You should allow approximately 49 minutes to complete this course.