TIMTSPF-130 TIM for Instructional Planning (Self-Paced, Facilitated)

About this course

Wondering how you can help your students to get the most of the technology in your classroom? The Technology Integration Matrix or TIM was created to provide a resource for evaluating technology integration in the K-12 classroom as well as to provide a tool for helping to target teacher-related professional development. This course will provide an overview of the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) and practice using the tool for instructional planning. The course content is divided into four modeules: TIM Overview, TIM in the Classroom, Recognizing and Integrating Technology in your Lessons, and Putting it all Together. In this course, teachers will learn how to apply the TIM on a day-to-day basis in their classrooms to support effective technology integration


What will I learn in this course?

Module 1: TIM in the Classroom 

As schools continue to expand the use of technology in the classroom, it is imperative to learn how to leverage these tools in an effective way to enhance student learning. In this module, you will learn more about the TIM and how this framework can assist teachers to integrate technology tools and develop 21st-century skills by reflecting on current practices and assessing the current technology tools available for use in the classroom.

Module 2: Leveraging your Resources

There are so many opportunities to integrate technology into our classrooms in today’s world, it is necessary to explore and evaluate these tools. In this module, you will examine a variety of technology tools and determine whether these tools are appropriate for classroom use by assessing the tools affordances and limitations in regards to classroom instruction. This content provides an overview of the types of technology used in the classroom along with an examination of whether or not these tools will enhance student achievement.

Week 3: Recognizing and Integrating Technology in your Lessons

Now that you have assessed the technology tools available for instruction, this module focuses on ways to integrate technology into classroom instruction. In this module, you will examine the various learning styles and discuss how the use of a variety of technology tools can assist you in meeting the needs of all learners while developing 21st-century skills. This module concludes with an exercise on how to integrate technology into an already-created lesson.

Week 4: Putting It All Together

Now that you have a better grasp of the TIM and the types of technology at your disposal, it is time to apply your new understanding and revisit your lesson plan. In this final module, you will discuss various web 2.0 tools before completing a culminating activity in which you will select a lesson plan and integrate technology in such a way that enhances student performance. By the end of this module, you should feel comfortable utilizing the TIM to evaluate technology use and enhance classroom instruction.

Why choose iTeach online courses?

  • Courses are delivered completely online, self-paced, and facilitated by an expert in the field.
  • Receive individualized feedback from your instructor.
  • Courses are equivalent to twenty professional development contact hours.
  • Work through each module at your own pace.
  • Register on an open-enrollment basis. No application or prerequisites required.
  • Receive a course completion certificate and digital badge after successfully completing the course. Use your badge to showcase your expertise and skill set on social media profiles, your email signature block, or electronic copies of a résumé.
  • All iTeach courses are designed to help educators and administrators more successfully integrate technology into teaching and learning.

FORMAT: Self-Paced, facilitated online course. Work each module at your own pace but still receive individualized feedback from an expert facillitator.

COST: $120. Discounts for groups of 10 or more.

SCHEDULE: This course is completely self-paced and registration is open continuously. You will have 6 weeks to complete the course once registered.

 Email TIM@fcit.us for group scheduling, volume discounts, or other questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How have the courses changed?
The flow of the courses is the primary change. As stated above, course content has minor updates, but is now organized into self-paced modules, giving you more flexibility. Once you complete a module, the next module unlocks automatically. If you have a block of time available this allows you to move through the course more quickly, if you so choose.
2. If I have already taken these courses should I take them again? 
No. The format of the courses is the only major change. While we are always updating the courses based on student feedback and TIM Tools updates, the core content of the courses have not changed. 
3. How long will I have to finish a course?
You will have 6 weeks to complete a course. This schedule allows for greater flexibility over our previous 4-week format. You can now choose when to work on the course over the 6-week period without being constrained to a weekly schedule. 

4. Will there be any interaction?
There will be interaction with the instructor, but not other classmates, as the course is self-paced. The instructor will be grading and providing feedback on assignments, and will be available to answer any questions you have as you proceed through the course.

5. When will the other courses be offered?
We are currently working on moving the remainder of the the TIMT courses into this new self-paced format. Be on the lookout for future emails from us announcing additional courses.

6. Can I still have a custom instance of a course with group interaction for my team?
Yes. If you have at least 5 participants in your group, we can create a course instance for your team that will include group discussion components as well as interaction with the instructor. Please email TIM@fcit.us for more information. 

7. Why are you making these changes?
We are making this format change to accommodate participants’ busy schedules and to offer access to courses more frequently throughout the year. There has also been an increase in enrollment from students around the world, and the need for greater timing flexibility.
8. How soon can I start?
You can register now for the self-paced versions of TIMT-140 and TIMT-150. As soon as your registration is complete you will be able to create a Canvas account (if you don’t already have one) and begin immediately. 
9. How much time of a time commitment is required for courses in the new format?
We estimate approximately 5 hours per module, with most courses containing 4 modules.