Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)A field within education which seeks to research, develop, and implement curriculum changes that increase student achievement within and outside of schools. The field focuses on how students learn and the best ways to educate. It is also interested in new trends in teaching and learning process. It tries to find answers to questions such as “why to teach”, “what to teach”, “how to teach” and “how to evaluate” in instructional process
We use best-practice pedagogy for all levels of engagement regardless of the mode. This involves careful instructional design of curricula with specific goals and objectives from which content stems, providing rubrics, models, a detailed syllabus including course schedule, and providing varied assessment opportunities from the first week through the last week of each collaboration. The goal here is to closely examine current curriculum, past outcomes, and integrate multimedia/technology that fosters accelerated learning with enhanced understanding of current knowledge. Using the Understanding by Design Model, students will:
- Become familiar with the your business model.
- Grasp the teaching for understanding best practices.
- Review and critique existing infrastructure, ie hardware, software, etc., and suggest appropriate uses of digital media.
- Examine the use of multimedia for differentiated assessments and instruction.
- Create a SMART Board lesson.
- Create a video that demonstrates the use of technology and videos to enhance instruction.
- Develop strategies to boost digital age learning
- Participate in active learning environments
- Learn to use technology to meet Common Core State Standards and your core standards.
- Discover how technology improves outcomes for all learners
- Learn about standards and assessment modes for faculty and tech programs
- Explore resources for data-driven decision making
- Learn about the latest distance education and tech-infused methods courses
- Explore new initiatives for highly qualified teachers
- Help tomorrow’s teachers meet emerging state, national and global standards
- Learn best practices and strategies for developing digital age literacy
- Discover how to leverage new online and mobile technologies
- Explore leadership roles and strategies for collaborating with colleagues
- Learn about building- and classroom-level issues, needs and challenges
- Find out about the latest trends and issues regarding technology use in education
- Learn about strategies and models for developing and supporting tech infrastructures
Electronic business or e-businessThe application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of all the activities of business. Commerce constitutes the exchange of products and services between businesses, groups and individuals and can be seen as one of the essential activities of any business. Electronic commerce focuses on the use of ICT to enable the external activities and relationships of the business with individuals, groups and other businesses. The term “e-business” was coined by IBM‘s marketing and Internet teams in 1996
This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts. The content includes information technology career research; operating systems and software applications; electronic communications including e-mail and Internet services; basic web commands and design; and emerging technologies.
Digipreneurship E-business training peels back the layers of information technology by exposing the skill sets for successful interactive web design for novice-to-advance participants. Each session is designed to take you from hardware to “Cloud Computing” with an emphasis on website management and software usage, ie, MS Office Suite, WordPress and Photoshop. A special focus exist to improve communication with parents, vendors, and staff to maximize time and productivity. The purpose for the course is to get a firm grip on the basics of computers for the rest of your I.T. career.
Participants will be challenged to establish a “business profile”, business email account, and message delivery/content that clearly articulates their goals and mission/purpose. Each participant will receive a Digipreneur Certificate upon full attendance to each course and completion of pre-post assessment test.
This course introduces students to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web design. Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website.
The course topical outline provides a summary of course topics that can be used as a guide when progressing through the course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize and understand HTML web page elements
- Know how to write HTML code
- Understand and apply effective web design principles
- Enhance web pages using text formatting, color, graphics, images, and multimedia
- Incorporate forms into web pages
- Understand CSS to format web page elements
- Plan, design, and publish a multi-page website
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a good foundation in web design using HTML and CSS and will be prepared to study more advanced web design topics. Students will have a general background in using a computer, managing files, and a basic knowledge of the Internet. Students will also be able to navigate to and within a website using a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Students do not need to purchase any software.
Sample Learning Tracks:
- Establishing a successful database
- Defining your brand
- Understanding the secrets to a successful web site
- Sync your phone data with your laptop
- Discover the benefits of social media for your company
- Leverage the best online applications for your business
We typically offer training sessions twice a month at select venues in tech-friendly spaces. If you would like to attend or schedule meet personally with one of our facilitators, feel free to contact us with more information.
EdTech The study and ethical practice of facilitating e-learning, which is the learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. The term educational technology is often associated with, and encompasses, instructional theory and learning theory.
“Creating New Environments for Student-led Learning”
This course is intended to enable students to explore the uses of technology to make needed changes in school learning. Bottom-up curriculum planning, cooperative learning, collaborative team planning, whole learning and situated (contextual) learning approaches will be investigated in relation to trends and potentials in the field of educational technology.
- Digital Citizenship
- Blogging; reflective learning
- iGoogle; provides a place to organize your Internet content
- Wikis; construct your own learning
- Podcasts, Vodcasts, and Vidcasts; different modes of learning
- RSS feeds and aggregators; make the most of the Internet and stream it to yourself
- Social Networking and Bookmarking; learning with and from each other
- YouTube, TeacherTube and Flickr; great resources for teaching and learning
- Custom Search Engines
- Web-based Tools such as Google Docs and Open Office
- Digital Story Telling
- Online Safety and Security
HackathonAlso known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest…is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software.
Our year round Digipreneur Hackathon Boot Camps are built around online/offline collaboration with talented tech professionals from across the country. We take technology beyond the classroom to introduce e-Learning and Webinars to digital ambassadors on current trends in web development, internet marketing, advertising, design, and other relevant fields like music and film. It’s really important for youth to get early exposure to their creative will and energy. We leverage Hack-a-thons to expose them to the vast diversity of work and opportunities around the world, to meet the people who are pushing the field forward, and to hear what it takes to succeed.
We are seeking graphic designers, videographers, engineers, programmers, and related tech professionals to give presentations at our summer programs and bootcamps to enhance this one-of-a-kind initiative.
Here are a few critical reasons you should consider attending or sponsoring a Tech Summit or Hackathon with us.
Digital LiteracyThe ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. It requires one “to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms”. Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy. It builds upon the foundation of traditional forms of literacy. Digital literacy is the marrying of the two terms digital and literacy; however, it is much more than a combination of the two terms. Digital information is a symbolic representation of data, and literacy refers to the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. Digital literacy researchers explore a wide variety of topics, including how people find, use, summarize, evaluate, create, and communicate information while using digital technologies.
The focus of Digipreneurship’s digital literacy outreach is to provide programs and resources that support early learning and school readiness. We deliver high quality, intentional programming for children and adults that prepares them socially, emotionally and professionally from preschool to secondary school to workforce. We carefully identify, evaluate and pursue quality print and digital resources that support all styles of learning. Our aim is to equip people with valuable digital literacy skills that will help them compete in a job market that takes these skills for granted.
We’re also seeking business owners who might be interested in providing positive mentorship, internships or entry-level jobs to graduates of our Digipreneurship program. We’d love to talk to you about your business and social responsibility to the community so we can integrate relevant e-Business training into the Digipreneurship Curriculum!
Professional DevelopmentIn workplaces, professional development refers to the acquisition of skills and knowledge both for personal development and for career advancement. Professional development encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance.
Digipreneurship’s professional facilitators have a wealth of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship & business. Our mission is to heavily contribute to the advancement of these fields, as well to help each participant identify with S.E.L.F. and enhance the knowledge of his/her Personal, Professional, and Business growth.
Over the years we have published conceptual and empirical articles of interest to scholars, consultants, and public policy makers in following topics:
- Information Entrepreneurship: Theory, Methods,Processes, Strategies and Practices
- Information as a Business and a Profession
- Information Management: Data, Records & Archives Creation, Use, Management, and Preservation
- Information Technology for E-commerce, E-business, etc.
- Information Technology & Entrepreneurship: Teenpreneurship, Digipreneurship, Technopreneurship, etc
Currently we are focusing on the changing contours of digipreneurship, management & business. Click here to preview research papers of high quality, documenting fresh grounds being explored, new methodologies being employed, conceptual discoveries being made, or innovative experiments being attempted with a view to expanding the frontiers of our knowledge and insight.
* Research supported by the international, peer-reviewed Infopreneurship Journal (IJ)
Strengthen and improve your school!
Measure your school’s implementation of proven educational technology practices and get specific recommendations for improvement.
The Digipreneurship University Improvement Assessment gives you:
- The data you want
- The roadmap you need
- A partner to help along the way
The assessment is focused on three important areas of Digital Literacy:
- Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Leadership and Organization
- Culture and Community
Ways to use your School Improvement Assessment report:
- Advocate for your school’s needs and celebrate your school’s triumphs in your community and/or school
- Assist your staff in implementing school-wide and individual professional learning plans
- Communicate to your school board the need for additional resources that the Digipreneurship University can provide, such as
- School visits and observations by a highly experienced educational technology expert
- Assistance using on/offline assessment results to develop a school improvement plan
- Site-based workshops created to meet the needs of your school
- Professional learning materials