For Immediate Release
EDITURE TO OFFER INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATE PROGRAM THROUGH OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
Launching July 2012, a program focused on integrating current and emergent technology tools into classroom instruction prepares teachers to lead 21s -century technology-rich classrooms.
New York, May 02, 2012 – Editure announced today that it has extended its partnership with Old Dominion University to offer an Instructional Technologist Certificate Program beginning in July 2012. The certificate program is designed for school leaders and teachers who want to further their knowledge and skills in the use of technology in teaching PreK-12 students.
The Instructional Technologist Certificate Program includes three courses:
- Developing Technology-Integrated Units of Study, Student Exemplars and Assessment Rubrics
- Google Apps for Educators for Classroom Communication, Collaboration and Data-Tracking
- Students as Digital Content Creators: Differentiating Instruction Using Technology
During each course, participants will create their own digital resources to use in their instructional practice and by the end of the certificate program they will have created their personalized professional learning portfolio that they can put to use immediately in their own classrooms. The courses offered in this program are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards.
The noncredit courses, offered online, will be facilitated by an instructor using the Editure PD PRO platform. Educators can enroll in one, two or all three of the five-week courses. This summer the courses will be offered beginning July 9.
“With the nation’s need for certified technologists on the rise in the PreK-12 school environment, the time is optimal for this certificate program,” said Victor Aluise, President of Editure Technology Products and Services. “Educators can hone their skills and earn credit – all in the comfort of their homes. Importantly, educators will be armed with knowledge that they can put to use immediately – and confidently!”
An advanced certificate program is expected to be offered at a later date.
Details about the Instructional Technologist Certificate Program can be found at www.editurepd.com
Editure is a world-leading education and training company providing services and products aimed at improving school performance through professional development and educational technology. Editure provides services and products to approximately 8,000 schools around the world and has customers in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. Editure has approximately 400 employees and contractors around the world and has offices located in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Editure Professional Development is one of the largest providers of professional development products and services, including consultancy support, online content and a PD management system.
ABOUT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
Old Dominion University, located in the city of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic, forward-focused, public doctoral research institution that serves its students and enriches the commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement. Old Dominion University serves students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
Anne Drobish, Director of Marketing, Editure PD