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Fresno Pacific University's Center for Professional Development is partnering with CUE to provide an Innovative Educator's certificate upon successful completion of 18 units of online instruction. Earn credits towards your Master's Degree from top educators, using state-of-the-art tools and mindsets!
May Cohort Faculty
NEW for May 2016
Earn your Google Educator Level 1 Certificate as part of the IEC Program!
(certificate fee included in IEC tuition)
Earn units towards your Master's Degree while working in Google Classroom
Earn your IEC Certificate and Master's units while using amazing tools!
Innovative Sessions Include
|- Apps for Learning||- Mobile Learning|
- Advanced Tips and Tricks
- Pricing & Implementation
- 1:1 Implementation
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Articulates with FPU Online Master’s of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Degree!!!*
Participants engage in an interactive online cohort through a 6 month period. In addition to online coursework and cohort interaction, cohort members will participate in 9 online CUE professional learning workshops led by highly qualified CUE Lead Learners.
The Innovative Educator Certificate offers an accelerated path to a Masters Degree, evidence of proficiency, enhances a resume, and includes a letter of certification addressed to the principal or superintendent of the participant's school district.
$3500 for 18 units, which also articulate into the FPU Curriculum and Instruction Online Master's Degree Program.
For more information, feel free to contact Jon Corippo - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Innovative Educators Certificate CITEC 900 (0 units)
Teaching and Learning Online engages educators in an introduction and overview of online teaching and learning. This course is designed for the instructor who wants to incorporate elements of the online environment into their teaching practices or those who want to teach fully online.
Innovative Pedagogies CITEC 901 (3 units)
This course will focus on a range of cutting-edge technology tools to advance student achievement across the curriculum. The curriculum will utilize various technologies while keeping the focus squarely on teaching and learning. These revolutionary tools transform pedagogy, but they are often used ineffectively to automate instruction rather than enhance it. This course will examine these disruptive technologies and share best use strategies for their use..
Google & YouTube CITEC 902 (1 unit)
Brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the YouTube Star Teacher program, this course will provide in-depth instruction on Google tools from search basics to Docs, maps, Earth, Apps in Education and even more. Led by Google Certified Teachers, this course will give participants the skills, tools and resources necessary to successfully infuse their curriculum with these forward-looking applications. Participants will also be invited to join a growing community of Google-using educators through the Google Workshop for Educators Network (GWEN).
Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Teacher CITEC 903 (3 units)
The goal of Leading Edge Certification is to help each participant become a more effective online instructor, and to provide a learning context that interests, excites, and challenges participants to explore effective teaching practices.
Online education can provide the opportunity for students and professional learners to communicate and demonstrate mastery in ways that would be challenging in the traditional setting. Aligning effective pedagogy with engaging curriculum and a variety of online learning tools offers an empowering alternative for tomorrow's leaders. Preparing teachers for that opportunity is the sincere goal of the Leading Edge Certification course.
LEC participants will integrate contemporary technology into teaching practices and learning activities using software, cloudware, and resources that serve curriculum objectives and educational goals. This class includes both theoretical and experiential components; participants will explore research and examples of effective practices in online instruction, but will also spend a substantial portion of course time developing educationally meaningful and personally relevant products to support their online course and their LEC portfolio.
Mobile Technologies CITEC 904 (1 unit)
The iPad and Android tablets change the way teachers and students access the web, share media, and learn on the go. This course will cover the iPad or Android tablet, how to add content, and how to find the best educational Apps available - including Apps for creating content and media on the tablet. iPad users will learn how to make the most of iTunes U. An overview of mobile learning in the classroom, cutting-edge 1:1 programs, volume licensing for education and a primer on using the mobile version of Google Docs (and Forms). Fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps make this session a highlight of the conference.
Innovative Educators Project CITEC 905 (1 unit)
This course serves as the culminating experience to the Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate. Throughout the program, participants have been engaging with tools and resources as they developed their own personal branding through a public-facing professional project. This course ties all courses together through a capstone portfolio project demonstrating expertise in innovative education, that those who complete the certificate will carry on well beyond their time in the program.
ELECTIVES (Choose 3):
Why a cohort?
The IEC program is focused on innovative education; innovation includes sharing and collaborating with other innovative educators. The 6 month cohort will allow participants to network with other professionals interested in innovative education. In addition, the program provides Workshops that are specifically established for the cohort and thus would not be sustainable in an independent study model.
Is this program Independent Study?
No. While some online programs are solely independent study at your own pace, this program is not. IEC requires interaction and participation with cohort members, attending online sessions and workshops and actively engaging in CUE social media. There are due dates each week that must be met for the CUE courses.
What if I am unable to attend a Workshop?
Since the Workshops require hiring specialized, highly qualified Lead Learners to engage participants in an interactive learning environment, they cannot be made up. While weekly synchronous sessions with the cohort instructor can be made up occasionally, with approval, CUE provides nine 3 hour Workshops that are mandatory for course credit. Please check the course calendar to ensure that you are available for the nine Workshops prior to enrollment. Workshops are significant portions of CITEC 902 - Google and YouTube as well as CITEC 904 - Mobile Learning.
How do the 3 FPU Elective Courses work?
Students will select and register for 3 elective courses that are offered through Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education. Each of these courses is taught by an FPU instructor. While FPU Continuing Education offers students up to one calendar year to complete the independent study courses, it is expected that IEC participants will complete all 18 units during the 6 month cohort period in order to receive the Certificate. Participants will select and register for their 3 elective courses during the CITEC 900 Introductory course.
The cohort instructor will provide encouragement and support for the students while enrolled in the FPU elective courses, but the actual course instructor will provide all instructional support. The cohort instructor will act as the single point of contact for the Certificate program, and will work with each participant to facilitate appropriate pacing and successful course completion. The IEC will not be awarded until ALL course work is completed with a grade of B or better.
I have already taken elective course(s) from FPU, do I need to repeat them?
The courses will not have to be repeated if they are from the list of elective FPU courses for the IEC.
Is Financial Aid available?
Unfortunately financial aid is not available for non-degree seeking coursework. Since the IEC is not a degree, participation does not qualify for financial aid. However, some banks do provide loans for educational endeavors. Please consult with your local lender about possible options.
What happens if I get sick or need to drop out of the program?
All fees are non refundable after the end of the Introductory course (CITEC 900A).
However, students who drop from a cohort may be able to join a later cohort, if available, to complete their certification.
What happens if I do not pass a class?
Students are required to pass all course work with a grade of B or better.
Failure to pass a course will require that the course be retaken (additional fees apply).
What is a Lead Learner?
Lead Learners are individuals identified by CUE as being exceptionally talented and innovative educators who are contracted to share professional development workshops. Lead Learners will provide the role of cohort instructor and Workshop facilitators. Many Lead Learners are Google Certified Teachers (GCT), Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) or Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE).
What is Leading Edge Certification?
The Leading Edge Online & Blended Teacher Certification (LEC) guides educators through a curriculum based on the iNACOL National Standards for Online Teaching. Upon successful completion, the certification will give schools, districts and other prospective employers assurance that Leading Edge Certified Online & Blended Teachers not only have the skills to effectively facilitate online and blended courses, but also have a solid understanding of how to enhance the learning opportunities for all students enrolled in their courses.
Do I get TWO certificates from the IEC program?
Yes, you earn the Innovative Educators Certificate as well as the Leading Edge Certification. A Leading Edge Certification indicates you are ready to be an online instructor and can be used in seeking employment to teach online.
Do I have to apply to Fresno Pacific University to enroll in the IEC?
No, the application process and fees are necessary. Interested participants may simply register for CITEC 900.
What are the roles of CUE and FPU relating to the IEC program?
FPU Continuing Education is responsible for all academic oversight of the IEC program. This includes, but is not limited to, processing of all registrations, grades, and Certificates, Moodle platform support, and instruction for the elective courses. CUE manages the IEC program, hires the Lead Learners, and creates course content