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. Instructors may apply individually or with others from their department. It is vital that instructors' home departments approve of their participation. This will be asked on the application and confirmed through the acceptance process. Please touch base with your department before applying.

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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.