Summer Semester Courses Open for Registration!

As we approach the end of the school year, many teachers are thinking about ways to bolster their classrooms in the fall. Eduspire, in partnership with Wilson College, offers dozens of convenient online and local EdTech courses, which are available as :

With many new courses recently added, as well as unique options like " Grant Writing " and " Adaptive Technology for Students ," there are options for every grade level and content area.
Cutting-Edge Summer Online Courses
It's never too early to think about your goals for the next school year! Let us help you with our wide selection of EdTech courses for K-12 educators. Registration deadlines are as early as the first and second week of May for a few of these courses, so don't delay!
Starts online May 14 | Register by 5/4 | Taught by Alicen Hoy

Starts online May 21 | Register by 5/11 | Taught by Jeff Mummert

Digital Portfolios (EDU 924)
Starts online June 10 | Register by 5/31 | Taught by Mara Linaberger

Starts online June 10 | Register by 5/31 | Taught by Mara Linaberger

Starts online June 10 | Register by 5/31 | Taught by Jason Suter

Starts online June 10 | Register by 5/31 | Taught by Jenny Krzystowczyk

and many more!
Starts online July 1 | Register by 6/21 Taught by Mike Bruckner
This immersive course starts online July 1st, and engages participants in a human-centered, problem solving process, specific to their area of study.

Check out the blog post from course instructor, Mike Bruckner , to learn more about why this course should definitely be on your PD radar this summer.
Instructor Spotlight: Dayna Laur
Eduspire Instructor,
Get to know us better: Eduspire's top-notch instructors combine experience, skill, insight, and a passion for education. This week's interview features Dayna Laur —  click here  to read her instructor spotlight profile and learn her favorite ed-tech app and ice cream flavor!

Dayna teaches the new course,  Authentic Connections for Project-Based Learning, available this July.
If You're Thinking About Pursuing a Master's Degree...
Why not enroll in one of the most flexible and customizable programs in the country?

Through our partnership with Wilson College, the Master of EdTech (MET) degree contains over 50 EdTech courses which are all available 100% online.
There is also an Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) Certificate , available with the MET degree or as a standalone certificate.

Not sure yet if you're interested in getting your master's? The Wilson College courses included in the program are also available as individual professional development or graduate-level credit courses, which may be transferred into the MET program at a later date, giving you a head start if you change your mind.
Did You Know? Some of Our Instructors are Authors, Too!
Mara Linaberger
Eduspire instructor, Mara Linaberger has just published her second book! Committed to helping shape education from both the inside and outside, Mara's first book HELP! My Child Hates School , was a guide for parents, helping them to uncover their child's passions and interests, then locating a school to support the child's specific needs. 

Mara's second book, The Micro-School Builder's Handbook , picks up where the first book left off. She realized that sometimes the options available don't fit the needs of a child — and that a more personalized learning option is called for. Designed to help parents, concerned citizens, or exhausted teachers to consider building small, personalized learning environments, the book walks the reader through all aspects of building a small school. Culminating in a business plan, complete with action steps, the Micro-School Builder's Handbook is a one of a kind guide to quickly formulating a plan to launch a micro-school in less than a year.

Even though she is passionate about alternative education, Mara continues to work for change in the big system of education by supporting teachers through her Digital Portfolios and Mindful Classroom courses with Wilson/Eduspire.
Dayna Laur, instructor of the new course Authentic Connections for Project-Based Learning and Co-Founder of Project Arc , also authored Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project Based Learning and Developing Natural Curiosity through PBL: Five Strategies for the PreK-3 Classroom . Dayna is a highly credentialed educator who is passionate about personalizing learning.
Dr. Jolene Erlacher
Dr. Jolene Erlacher, instructor of Understanding Today's Students , founded Leading Tomorrow in 2013 with the aim of equipping businesses, schools, and other organizations for effective inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture. Her passion is to equip the next generation for success. Jolene is also the author of Millennials in Ministry .
Melanie Lynch
Melanie Lynch , SHAPE America's 2016 Health Teacher of the Year , and instructor of Health Education for 21st Century Learners , co-authored the textbook Comprehensive Health . Melanie is also currently serving PSAHPERD in the role of President.
Dr. Patty McGinnis
Dr. Patty McGinnis is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. She instructs the courses Reading, Writing, and Speaking in Science and Grant Writing. She is also the co-author of Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals .
See all of our instructors' impressive resumes at the bottom of our About page .
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