Digital Classroom Environment (DCE)
The Digital Classroom Environment strand is design to get the teacher comfortable with a digital classroom. This strand has a variety of in-person and online workshops dedicated to familiarizing the teach with the devices and programs needed to operate a digital classroom. The foundational core of classes to get the teacher familiarized with the electronic classroom environment include the MCS Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology, the electronic gradebook (PowerTeacher Pro) and the devices used by teachers and students. For teachers looking to expand their reach, there are also some recommended electives and suggestions for online course. All relevant course options are listed below.
Suggested Courses for DCE
DCE 100 Digital Workflow with Schoology
DCE 101 Getting to Know your Surface Pro
DCE 102 Up in the Cloud with Office 365 or
DCE 103 Up in the Cloud with Google Apps
DCE 104 Taking Charge with LanSchool
DCE 105 Building the Classroom Environment
- Elective Courses for DCE
- Kyte Learning Courses for DCE
MCS Technology Integration Model (TIM) Pathways
In the MCS TIM, teachers start their integration pathway with a foundation strand called the Digital Classroom Environemnt (DCE). After these foundation courses, teachers begin progression through any of the secondary pathways based upon their personal comfort levels and skill sets. The secondary pathways include Digital Content Delivery, Digital Formative Feedback, Digital Learning Activities and Professional Learning Networks. See below for more details.
- Digital Classroom Environment (DCE)
The foundational core of classes to get the teacher familiarized with the electronic classroom environment include the MCS Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology, the electronic gradebook (PowerTeacher Pro) and the devices used by teachers and students.
- Digital Content Delivery (DCD)
This strand emphasizes the digital workflow and delivery of content in an electronic format. Topics include presenting with a Surface, Schoology, and Nearpod.
- Digital Formative Feedback (DFF)
This strand emphasizes creating and conducting formative assessment in the classroom. Topics include Schoology, Nearpod, Kahoot, and other tools.
- Digital Learning Activities (DLA)
This strand emphasizes the integration of technology into a variety of classroom activities. Topics include multimedia apps, strong multimedia project ideas, strategies for searching, and more.
- Professional Learning Network (PLN)
This strand focuses on building personal learning networks with technology. The primary focus is Schoology, but educator have access to a variety of tools.