Apply to the 2017 Summer Academic Technology Institute

Join your Lesley faculty colleagues for an exciting, immersive professional development opportunity!

The Summer Academic Technology Institute is an opportunity for faculty to participate in a learning community across disciplines and schools engaged in an exploration of the effective uses of technology in teaching, learning, collaboration, and scholarship. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, and organized by eLearning and Instructional Support. To apply for the Summer Academic Technology Institute, please complete the brief application form here.

All faculty — core or adjunct — are welcome to apply.  Faculty who consider themselves basic technology users or who do not currently use technology in their teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty selected through the application process receive a $500 stipend for participation in the institute.

The program features a 4-day institute in June, held at University Hall. Faculty engage in a rich mix of dialogue, hands-on practice, project-based learning, reflection, and application to explore innovative ways technology can be integrated into their teaching.

Examples of workshops from past Summer Tech Institutes include:

  • Putting Technology in Its Place
  • Designing Lessons for Engagement
  • OneDrive: Collaboration Made Easy
  • The Student Experience in Online Learning (panel)
  • Designing and Facilitating Online Discussions
  • Introducing Media Into Your Blackboard Course

Expectations for Summer Academic Technology Institute Participants

Faculty are expected to:

  • Participate in all four days (~9am to 4 pm) of the institute: June 5-8, 2017
  • Develop a technology-enhanced learning activity for a 2017-2018 course
  • Attend or participate in at least one professional development outreach activity during the 2017-18 school year

Important Dates

April 7, 2017 Applications Due
April 21, 2017 Participants Announced
June 5-8, 2017 Summer Institute


Application

To apply for the Summer Technology Institute, please fill out the 2017 application form.

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Enhancing K-12 teaching using the Technology Integration Matrix

The Technology Integration Matrix can provide a foundation for professional development efforts in technology integration in K-12 education. This site contains 100 classroom video example lessons plans illustrating effective uses of technology in teaching and learning. Examples include lesson plans, description of student activity, teacher activity, indices for grade levels and digital tools. The four core subject areas of math, science, language arts and social studies are covered.  Five levels of technology integration competence are outlined, along with five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.

This site includes the Technology Integration Matrix Observation Tool, which is intended to guide principles, teachers and others through the process of evaluating the level of technology integration within a particular lesson. It also includes the Technology Comfort Measure, a 35-question self-assessment for teachers.

The Technology Integration Matrix is produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the College of Education, University of South Florida.

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