Intel® Teach Elements Courses

Intel® Teach courses in New York State and graduate credit offered through New York Institute of Technology and New York State Teacher Centers

Explore 21st century learning concepts
CCSS and APPR Aligned
Engaging online courses for K–12 educators 

Elements courses help K–12 teachers of all subjects learn to engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, which are precisely the skills required in the high tech, networked society in which we live.

Intel® Teach Elements courses are, just-in-time professional development that can be
experienced anytime, anywhere. Each course takes five weeks to complete. Each week participants complete one of five modules. Each module contains: eLearning, online discussions, and action planning. Educators who successfully complete course requirements are recommended for one inservice credit. 



Projects Based Approaches
Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project Based Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises. 
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Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom
Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students’ learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers who are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises.
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Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises.
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Thinking Critically With Data
Thinking Critically with Data is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students’ collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with data.
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Inquiry in the Science Classroom
Inquiry in the Science Classroom is an e-learning course for teachers of students in 3rd to 8th grades (ages 9 to 13) that will explain and demonstrate the inquiry process in depth with interactive activities and locally relevant classroom examples.  The course will build a foundation for inquiry and provide the rationale and research basis, common misconceptions, and specific strategies for inquiry as part of any science learning, regardless of the science discipline. It will promote best practices for improving scientific inquiry and will help both the teacher with weak science inquiry background but it will also reinforce teachers more experienced with inquiry.
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Educational Leadership in the 21st Century
Educational Leadership in the 21 st Century provides an interactive e-learning experience to support exploration and discussion of school leadership in our students’ technological 21st century world. School leaders review best practices, examine leadership behaviors, and develop strategies to better support their teachers. They follow two administrators who work together to better use technology to support teachers and improve student achievement. Participants discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the course and apply them to their own practice. Extension activities provide opportunities to explore more in depth topics of interest.
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Moving into Mobile Learning
Moving into Mobile Learning is an e-learning course for teachers that explains and demonstrates the implementation of mobile learning with interactive activities and locally relevant classroom examples. The course helps teachers transition to mobile learning with background research, planning strategies, and suggested technology apps and online tools. 

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Creativity in the Mobile Classroom
Creativity in the Mobile Classroom is an e-learning course for teachers that explains and demonstrates the   development of creative thinking skills through a personalized, mobile learning environment. The course helps teachers transition to a personalized learning environment with background research, planning strategies, and suggested technology apps and online tools. It offers suggestions for assessing student learning with mobile devices and managing a mobile learning environment.  

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Graduate Credit Option
The option to earn 3 graduate credits at a reduced rate of $355 from NYIT is available for taking any three of  Elements Course Options. Upon submitting certificates of completion for three Elements courses, teachers can elect graduate credit will be entered into EDIT 701 Contemporary Strategies for Technology Integration in Curriculum. 
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NYIT can help schools to plan and deliver customized versions of all Elements courses: face-to-face, online, and blended.


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