The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – continues to provide educators across the country and globally with FREE professional learning this summer. Upcoming August sessions feature several CUE Higher Learning Network educators, spotlighted here:

Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. PST
AppSmash with Assistive Technologies to Engage Students with Valerie Sun, Ed.D.
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Higher education faculty will utilize embedded assistive technology in common edtech tools to ensure students’ academic needs are met during distance learning. Furthermore, faculty will discover creative spaces within these tools to engage student learning and help them demonstrate their understanding of complex content.

Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. PST
EdTechogogy: EdTech-x-Pedagogy Mashup
 Panel discussion with Steven McGriff, Ph.D., Shannon Tabaldo, and Valerie Sun, Ed.D
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Building a sense of community online is one of the critical factors for student success in distance learning. In this panel presentation, four higher education faculty show how to build a community of online learners. The panelists will engage and interact with you using real lesson examples that infuse educational technology with sound pedagogy. The results are engaging lesson ideas and enriching activities based on learning science that help build a community of online learners.

Thursday, August 7, 9:00 a.m. PST
Agile in Higher Education using eduScrum and Microsoft Teams with Christian Wandeler, Ph.D.
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Learn how to create student-centered learning experiences, where students collaborate in self-managing teams and truly develop 21st century career skills. Higher Education faculty at times struggle to move away from being the sage on the stage, this tool gives them a transparent structure to facilitate differentiated learning, while retaining a sense of control and the possibility to mini-lecture based on student demand.

August 7, 11:00 a.m. PST
Tour de Microsoft 365 & OneDrive with Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D
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Higher Education faculty and teacher education candidates will learn the in’s and outs of working with MS 365, file sharing, naming, moving, downloading, uploading, sharing, and linking. Experience the power of online collaboration on projects using: MS Word, PowerPoint, One Note, and Excel, all in the online environment.

Check out the Global EdTech Academy Schedule HERE.

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