Educator Cohorts

The goal of our Digital Flagship Educators programming is to enable excellent teaching that incorporates active learning, student-centered course design and digital literacy development. Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 
  • Autumn 2018 Cohort- Week of October 15 through November 16
  • Spring 2019 Cohort- Week of February 4 through March 8

Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year will open in Summer 2019Don't miss a beat, sign up to receive email notifications when new educator opportunities are announced.

Cohort Learning Objectives

Device Fluency

  • Develop foundational knowledge of key digital terminology and use cases.
  • Demonstrate ability to move content around between applications, onto other devices, and into web or cloud storage.
  • Confidently identify of one or more methods to complete desired tasks; make informed, clear recommendation. 

Digital Literacy

  • Differentiate between device fluency and digital literacy.
  • Understand components of digital literacy and merits of incorporating active learning strategies into subject area teaching.
  • Identify key opportunities for course learning objectives to be met and measured via active learning strategies. 

Course Design

  • Evaluate a variety of learning and assessment integrations, determining each option's appropriateness for their curriculum. 
  • Strategize course setup choices based on student needs.
  • Recognize the importance of core course info being centralized in Carmen and exemplify through instructional practices. 

Cohort Structure 


Our cohorts will run for five weeks, with each group meeting for two hours weekly at the same time. Availability is indicated on the application and accepted participants will be assigned to groups that work with their schedules.

For example, of the participants in a given cohort, three or four sub-groups may be created- each meeting on a different day and time of the week.


Our cohorts operate in a flipped format, meaning that passive learning occurs outside of meetings and in-person "class" time is used for activities, discussion, and hands-on support. Participants will be enrolled in a Carmen section and assigned content each week that must be completed before attending class, with this out of class time totaling roughly 60 minutes of work per week.