Bridging the gap between educators and new tech

Educators have a lot to keep in mind today, and staying on top of the latest technology is only one of those things. With education technology developing at such a rapid pace, it may be difficult to know how to implement in the classroom.

To help bridge that gap, the professional development program was created. UDT’s professional development program aims to impact teaching practices to better classroom learning. UDT is proud to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Training Partner, helping to bridge the gap between new technology and student learning.

Courses that are available include basic introductions to Microsoft products to hands-on demos with the latest technology. These classes are meant to empower educators to seamlessly integrate what they’ve learned into the classroom and provide students exposure to the latest in technology.

Carla Bates, UDT’s Instructional Technology Professional Development Consultant, leads all our training and has been selected by Microsoft as an MIE expert. Previously, Bates worked as a middle school educator for 10 years before deciding to join UDT as a Professional Development Consultant.

Examples of training courses offered:

  • Enhancing Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
  • Do More with Office 2016
  • MIE Teacher Academy using Microsoft Teams
  • Preparing students to be college and career ready with Office 365
  • A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote
  • Lesson Design with OneNote
  • Craft and Learn with Minecraft
  • Windows 10 Teacher Academy
  • Physical Computing and its role in education
  • Introduction to Computational Thinking
  • MIE OneNote Teacher Academy
  • MIE Office 365 Teacher Academy
  • Minecraft Teacher Academy
  • Physical Computing and its role in education
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy
  • 21st Century Learning Design Trainer Academy

Professional development is critical in empowering teachers to feel confident using new and innovative technology in the classroom. Want to learn more? Fill out the form below or call us today at 305-978-4202!