“I am Just Not That Tech Savvy” and other Mistruths Told by 21st Century Educators

Never utter the phrase, “I am just not that tech savvy” again! Climb out of your comfort zone and embark on a journey with me into the unknown and sometimes scary world of ed tech.  Seamlessly transform your most beloved teaching practices into fresh and engaging reincarnations of their former selves with the blending of some fun and innovative digital tools. Painlessly explore these tools with support and guidance while getting the opportunity to apply and practice them within your own educational realm. Meet a featured pioneer each week in our Ed Techie spotlight and learn about how they help educators integrate tech into their teaching. Embrace the possibility of change and let the magic happen! 


Course Details

Audience K-12 Regular and Special Educators, Administrators 
Level Beginner
Instructor Rochelle Cooper 
Dates August 13, 2019 – September 13, 2019 
Earn 16 PDPs 
Location 4 Online sessions 
MassCUE Member Cost $175
Non-Member Cost $215
Limit 25 Participants
Prerequisites None
Graduate Credit (optional) PENDING 

Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper has been a certified educator for the past 15 years.  She began her teaching career as a special education 1:1 aide and spent the next 10 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher at Lynnfield Middle School.   Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in English from Holy Cross College and her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Simmons College. She is currently enjoying her position as the Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE – coordinating PD opportunities for educators. 


 Weekly Outline:  

Topics for the five sessions include:

Online Sessions 1 & 2: August 13th – 29th

“I’m Just Not That Tech Savvy” 

But you really CAN be! Let’s start with the basics.  Learn to easily navigate Google Suite and get some lessons in how to easily organize and manage your Drive including:  

  • Google Docs 
  • Google Slides 
  • Google Forms & Sheets 
  • Google Classroom 

Online Session 3: August 29th – September 5th 

“I Just Don’t Have the Time” 

Got 5 minutes? Then you have TIME! Get up to speed and learn the basics of 5 fun and innovative NEW Tools in under 5 minutes each (You can hold me to that – I promise!) Tools featured in session 3: 

  • Adobe Spark 
  • Flipgrid 
  • Kahoot 
  • Seesaw 
  • Remind 

Online Session 4: September 5th – 13th  

“I’m Old School” 

Flip the switch on some old school pedagogy by integrating some simple technology.  Take content delivery, student journaling, classroom discussions, notetaking and grading student work to a whole new level with some quick and simple digital tools: 

  • Screencastify 
  • Booksnaps with Google Slides 
  • Google Hangouts/Meet 

Online Session 5: August 29th – September 6th 

“My Students Know More About Technology than I Do” 

That’s OKAY! Let your students be your guide by providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century classroom. Allow your students to show you how much they know by assessing their mastery of content with a digitally driven approach with: 

  • Student Help desks 
  • Student Podcasts  

 Project Description:  Participants will create a comprehensive eportfolio sharing their experiences in the course. Within this portfolio, they will share their learning and reflect upon their experiences throughout the 5 weeks.  


This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.b.1 Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.  

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.  

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.  

3-5.DTC.b.2 Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision. 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.  

6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.  

6-8.DTC.b.3 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., email, social media, texting, blog comments). 

9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.  

9-12.DTC.b.2 Collaborate on a substantial project with outside experts or others through online digital tools (e.g., science fair project, community service project, capstone project). 

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“I am Just Not That Tech Savvy” and other Mistruths Told by 21st Century Educators
August 13, 2019 – September 13 , 2019 
4 Online sessions  

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