Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The University of North Dakota and Sublime Learning® Partner to Offer Online Professional Development Courses
University accredited courses will help teachers integrate the use of technology to support and enhance instruction
Portland, OR, September 26, 2012 – Sublime Learning, the award-winning Professional Learning Solution, and the University of North Dakota (UND), a top ranked public university dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, have partnered to offer teachers online professional development courses.
Each 15-hour asynchronous online course offers a blend of pedagogical and practical activities as teachers Inquire, Study, Plan, Collaborate and then Reflect on their professional practice. The focus of each course is on the integrated use of technology with sound instructional practices to engage students and improve learning.
“When seeking a partner to develop courses around integrating technology into instruction, we knew that Sublime Learning was a great fit. The combination of their expertise in technology integration, along with the unique delivery of professional development through their eTeachables videos, makes these courses very accessible and relevant to teachers today,” said Lynette Krenelka, Director, UND Office of Extended Learning.
The initial course offering is titled: Creating a Cooperative Learning Environment in an Interactive Classroom. The purpose of this course is to provide teachers with the opportunity to learn how to integrate cooperative learning strategies with the interactive use of technology in order to improve their instructional practice. Teachers will have access to professional resources called eTeachables®, online professional learning videos designed by Sublime Learning. eTeachables move beyond “how to” as they model instructional strategies supported by technology. eTeachables also include one or more templates that act as a resource and guide as teachers build, implement and reflect on a lesson that support their core curriculum.
“We are honored that the University of North Dakota recognizes the value of our instructional practices and has selected Sublime Learning as a partner to deliver their professional development courses around technology integration,” says Kendra Grant, Chief Education Officer and Co-Founder of Sublime Learning. “We believe the courses will help take teachers to the next level and will truly transform their teaching practices.”
Additional courses to follow are:
- Supporting Diversity in an Interactive Classroom
- Using Web 2.0 Tools in a 21st Century Classroom
About the University of North Dakota®
The University of North Dakota is the state’s most comprehensive intensive research university and the primary center for professional education and training. UND offers more than 45 online degrees and graduate certificates, as well as hundreds of online professional development, academic and lifelong learning courses. The 2012 Guide to Online Schools recently recognized UND as one of the top nonprofit schools in the nation offering online education programs.
The UND Professional Development for Educators program is committed to providing exceptional teaching and learning opportunities for PreK-12 educators. Through online professional development courses, UND enables educators to continue their education, earn professional development credits, and enhance their teaching skills. UND annually serves more than 6,000 school administrators, teachers and other school professionals.
About Sublime Learning®
Sublime Learning delivers professional development focused on empowering teachers to use technology more effectively to meet instructional goals. Integrating professional learning best practices and effective teaching strategies, Sublime offers just-in-time eTeachables, in-depth seminar bundles and a portal to manage teacher learning resources.
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