In this course, participants will learn to teach art as 21st-century digital citizens by developing deep understandings of current and emerging technologies, designing playful and interactive curricula for blended classrooms, and pioneering learning experiences in exploratory environments. They will learn how to use technology in the art classroom, including best practices for online instruction delivery, increased engagement through technology, methods to reach struggling students and connect with parents, tactics to address the technology gap, and more. Participants will leave this course with a toolkit of high-level strategies, insights, and action plans for teaching art in the 21st-century classroom.
Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month.Graduate Credits3 Graduate Credits
Graduate Credit $1197.00
Feb 7WeeksApr 3
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Apr 4May 29
May 2Jun 26
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Advocate and model digital citizenship and responsibility while engaging in professional and personal growth as a 21st-century digital citizen.
Design and develop responsive curricula, assessments, and classroom interactions for blended classrooms.
Create meaningful learning experiences through a synthesization of art education pedagogies and digital teaching approaches.
Predict future trends in digital learning to strategize educational approaches for the classroom.
Direct participatory learning experiences in digital spaces to encourage students to explore their interests, heighten classroom engagement, and foster motivation.
Organizing Your Digital Toolkit
Scan classroom and personal access to create an inventory on digital resources and methodologies.
Strategize creative ways to increase technical access for classrooms.
Teaching Art and Design in a Digital Age
Explore digital pedagogies, including adaptive learning, gamification, learning analytics, VR/AR, and mobile learning.
Practice education technology tools.
Identify the best learning app/tools for classrooms based on age and/or achievement levels.
Blueprint ways to use technology to teach, increase student engagement, boost motivation and resiliency, and further arts skills.
Examine tech tools and online functionalities for curriculum development, including ones that create, expand, and/or support the curriculum, and tools that save curriculum development time.
Create a comparison chart of five curriculum edtech tools, such as lesson planning programs, or create a work of art using online software.
Strategize how to assess artwork using technology.
Design responsive curricula, digital assessment tools, and classroom interventions integrating previous course work.
Safety and Digital Classroom Management + Digital Citizenship
Develop best practices to ensure children stay safe online.
Strategize how to promote and model digital citizenship in the art classroom.
Analyze various LMS integrations and potential roadblocks.
Develop an online digital learning experience (such as a unit) on an LMS or similar platform.
Articulate learning in this course and contemplate future applications as technology and the online classroom continue to evolve.
Develop short-term and long-term goals for implementation.
Produce a Digital Work of Art
Identify a specific skill your students need improvement on the most.
This skill can range from idea generation, conceptual thinking, an art competency (such as a specific technique, like how to draw in two-dimensional, or general skill, like color matching) reflection.
3. Practical Application
Create a plan for a classroom intervention using at least one of the tech tools or platforms you’ve learned about through this course. You may also include digital pedagogies, the SAMR model, and other frameworks.
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