Full course description
About Nearpod Certified Educator: Advanced
In this course, participants will learn advanced features of Nearpod and apply pedagogy to creating Nearpod lessons. This includes learning about formative assessments available in Nearpod, how to differentiate Nearpod lessons in a variety of ways, creating good lessons using instructional strategies and connecting best technology practices to Nearpod lessons. The course is self-paced and online. Through the experience of completing several assignments where teachers experience teaching with Nearpod and reflect on practice, they will gain fluency with using advanced features in Nearpod and applying best pedagogy practices to lessons. In developing this fluency, they'll be able to comfortably utilize Nearpod in a variety of classroom contexts.
Prerequisite: Nearpod Certified Educator: Beginner
Credit: 1 USBE or 1 SUU Credit
Course Type: Massive Open Online Course - MOOC
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Cost: Free to Utah Educators
Endorsement Category: Elective
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course must be completed by 12/31/2021.
Due to the large number of participants in these courses, grading is done on a monthly rotation, usually on the first Monday of each month. It can take an additional week to process the grade through SUU or USBE. Please understand these expectations before registering for this course.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Use new features in Nearpod that have been added/updated recently
- Use formative assessment tools and on-the-fly activities to inform instruction
- Differentiate Nearpod lessons, including using Hyperdocs, to meet the needs to students
- Design Nearpod lessons to ensure that they folow best practices in instructional design
- Analyze Nearpod lessons based on technology integration models
Upon completion of the assignments, the participant will be eligible to add an additional badge to their Nearpod Certified Educator credential. This is the final project for the course. In order to apply, the participant will need to submit a lesson that exemplifies the design parameters in the application. The participants may submit a lesson they have used in this course if it fulfills the NCE: ADV requirements.