Section 1: Introduction
Welcome to myViewBoard Certified Educator! Level 2 is a little different and we focus somewhat more on pedagogy than just learning tools. Our goal is to help you think of innovative, engaging ways to use myViewBoard Whiteboard to enhance teaching and learning. To get started we'll look at some models to help us think about technology integration. This will help us self assess if we're using technology in new and engaging ways. We'll also explore how kids are learning outside of the classroom, to help us think about how we're reaching kids in our classroom.
Goals of this course:
Review different technology integration models
Understand more about Generation Z and Generation Alpha
Create your own engaging Whiteboard Lessons/Activities
As a reminder, you'll need to complete Level 1 before you can pass the Level 2 Quiz. You'll be asked to enter a code for the Level 2 Quiz that you should have received with your certificate, after completing Level 1. If you had any issues please feel free to email us.
Section 2: SAMR Model
In this assignment you'll find a short reading and video about the SAMR model. As you read and watch, think about the following questions:
Without a lot of training on a ViewBoard panel, what might be the most common way to use it in the classroom?
What is a way I could redefine learning in my classroom using a ViewBoard panel?
What personal challenges might I have to address/overcome to move up the SAMR ladder?
After reading the article and watching the videos, feel free to leave a comment answering one of the questions above in our myViewBoard™ Community. Remember you'll need to sign in with your myViewBoard™ account to participate in the discussion.
Step 1: Watch the Video
Section 3: 21st Century Skills
As many have pointed out, we're already 2 decades into the 21st Century; so if we haven't fully grasped this, now is the time! In this unit we'll explore the following questions:
What is 21st Century Learning and why is it still important?
What skills are future employers looking for in our students?
How can classroom replicate the real world to better prepare kids for the future?
Head over the myViewBoard™ Community if you'd like to discuss further!
Section 4: Generation What?
Boomers, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen Z and now Gen Alpha? What does this new group mean for our schools? Born between 1995 and present day most students in our classrooms are from Gen Z or Gen Alpha. In this assignment, you'll learn about Gen Z and Gen Alpha habits. Note that the Adobe Educate report is a LONG report and you only really need to look at pages 1 to 9 (unless you'd like to read the detailed findings). Some of the questions to think about in this activity are:
How do Gen Z and Gen Alpha students synthesize information in the digital age?
How do (or don't) our schools leverage how Gen Z and Gen Alpha students learn?
What critical skills do we have an opportunity to help Gen Z and Gen Alpha students develop at school that they wouldn't otherwise get in their day to day?
Section 5: Lesson ideas
For your final assignment in Certified Educator you'll need to create your Lessons/Activities. To help inspire you we've recorded some videos of activities we've made. In addition check out the articles which have some interesting ideas on how to use Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom. There's no Assignment Review for this section!
Step 1: Watch the Videos
Section 6: myviewboard Educator Test and Lesson Upload
You don't HAVE to watch or read any of the content to pass this Exam, however, we highly recommend you do!
This exam has two sections:
1) Uploading your myViewBoard lessons/activities
2) Answering exam questions
You must get a 90% to pass and it's important that your lessons meet the requirements of the rubric below. We also don't want you to over think it! Do your best and share lessons that you've a) either already created or b) align to a content or area you're an expert in. Also every content area matters! This isn't just for math, literacy or other "core" content areas. Art, science, physical education and so many others are important! As our top myViewBoard Educators we'll also be adding these lessons to our Teacher Created Lesson section on our website. If you need inspiration, make sure you watch some of the videos in the "Lesson Ideas" section.
A few other housekeeping things:
1) Make sure when you enter your email in the form, it's correct, as this is how we'll send you your certificate
2) Whatever name you put, that's the name that will display on your certificate
3) You must upload at least 2 lessons/activities but can add up to 5 if you so choose
4) If you have problems, reach out via email, we'll do our best to help!