Fast-Track Teacher Preparation Program for Blended Instruction

Fall 2020 Sections of this Online Educational Technology Workshop

The Fast-Track Teacher Preparation Program for Blended Instruction is a competency-based, micro-credentialed program designed to equip teachers with skill sets in implementing blended and online instruction, integrating technology for student engagement and self-directed learning, creating digital content, and incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) into existing curriculum. The program is comprised of four micro-credentials, each meeting ADDIE requirements of Analyze, Design and Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. Content is delivered via live and recorded webinars, on-demand videos and podcasts, and supplemental reading material.

The four micro-credentials include Introduction to Blended Instruction, Best Practices in Blended Instruction, Creating Digital Content, and Introduction to OER (optional micro-credential, which provides educators access to some of iLC’s student course templates from its Digital Content Warehouse repository).

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Implement blended instruction using one or more models: Flex, A La Carte, Enriched Virtual, Flipped, Station Rotation.
  • Integrate technology for student engagement and self-directed learning.
  • Design, develop, and deliver digital content.
  • Integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) into existing curriculum.

Grading will be Pass/Fail: students are expected to earn Demonstrated in all ADDIE requirements as outlined in each competency/unit.

Sample Syllabus

Fall Course Sections

TIP 513-964 Steamboat Springs SD

Course dates: August 10 - October 7

Register by 8/24; Drop by 8/31; Withdraw by 9/8

TIP 513-967 Roncalli STEM Academy

Course dates: August 10- September 30

Register by 9/25; Drop by 9/27; Withdraw by 9/28

TIP 513-962 General Audience #1

Course dates: August 12 - September 11

Register by 9/4; Drop by 9/7; Withdraw by 9/8

TIP 513-968 Delta School District 

Course dates: August 24 - September 25

Register by 9/21; Drop by 9/22; Withdraw by 9/23

TIP 513-961 General Audience #2

Course dates: September 16 - October 14

Register by 10/9; Drop by 10/11; Withdraw by 10/12

TIP 513-969 General Audience #3

Course dates: October 21 - November 18

Register by 11/13; Drop by 11/15; Withdraw by 11/16

  • Eligibility

    Please note: if a course section is labeled with a school, district, or state name, then that section is intended only for staff from that organization or area. If you are not with one of those groups, please choose a general audience section of the course.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Undergraduate Students

    Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are permitted to take 500-level courses.

    Please note that if you are not a UNC student you will need to  submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This could take up to 4 weeks for evaluation.

    Eligibility by State

    At this time, UNC can serve online education to students from every state, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online offerings who reside in the CNMIs.

  • Register

    CRNs for each course:

    • TIP 513-964: use CRN 15874
    • TIP 513-962: use CRN 15843
    • TIP 513-961: CRN TBD 
    • TIP 513-969: CRN TBD
    • TIP 513-968: CRN TBD
    • TIP 513-967: CRN TBD 

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Instructors

    Kassidy Hetzel (section 961, 964, & 968)
    khetzel@ilearncollaborative.org

    Natalie Ruecker (section 962,  967, & 969)
    nruecker@ilearncollaborative.org

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu 
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website. Please contact Aimee Rogers at 970-351-2594 if you have any other billing concerns.