Course Description

Connect, Collaborate with Other Teaching Professionals to Share and Grow Beyond the Classroom

Many educators are utilizing, if not pioneering, creative learning pathways that engage students in social networking to build classroom community and inspire personal growth. However, to what extent do educators harness the full potential of social networks for their own professional growth and development? Leveraging social media in your professional learning network can be transformational. Used intentionally, social networking can provide a venue so rich in information, resources, and support it can revitalize or completely shift your career path. This course will direct you to experience social media as a connected educator, to rethink your digital identities, and to utilize good networking practices for communication and sharing. You will be empowered to practice and reflect upon your use of social networking functions across five major platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. By the end of this course, you will be able to plan, implement, and expand your network with meaningful connections and resources aligned with your goals and interests.

Learner Outcomes

  • Explore and actively engage and interact with social media and its use in education
  • Create and develop a methodology of communicating with other educational professionals to share classroom activities, lesson plans, resources, concerns, and philosophies, using social networking tools
  • Explore and identify how using social media is transforming educators
  • Identify and evaluate how social media can support a collaborative teaching environment and collaborative tool for learning
  • Discover and explore educational resources and organizations dedicated to the future of education
  • Enhance your knowledge and learning experience in the classroom through social media networking
  • Create and expand a Professional Learning Network tailored to your own unique and individual professional development needs

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Grade K-12 educators looking to expand their professional network with others.

Course Materials:  None

Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $504 credit (3 units) $504.00
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
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