Lehigh University’s Graduate College of Education today announced the launch of a new online graduate certificate – Technology Leadership in Global Education – focused on supporting educators internationally. Integrating Discovery Education’s high-quality professional development content and the expertise of College of Education faculty, these courses will help participants hone their instructional practice in the remote learning environment. By launching these courses, the College of Education joins the Discovery Education’s Higher Education Network. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
The first course in this innovative online certificate, which is specifically designed for educators teaching in International School systems, will begin in March of 2021. Entitled Cognitive Theory and Technology Integration, this course provides teachers practical examples, strategies, and frameworks for applying cognitive science and technology to improve student engagement and increase formative evaluation. Additional courses include Trends and Innovations in Instructional Technology, Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives in Global Education, and School Leadership in the Digital Age. For more information about these courses or to register visit ed.lehigh.edu/tech-leadership.
Discovery Education’s Higher Education Network offers working K-12 educators online access to Discovery Education’s high-quality graduate-level professional learning content, which supports the implementation of evidence-based, high-yield instructional strategies, helps improve student achievement, and propels participants’ careers forward. Members of the Discovery Education Higher Education Network include Buena Vista University, University of Findlay, Louisiana Tech University, University of Richmond, Northern Vermont University, and Wilkes University.
“Lehigh University is very pleased to collaborate with Discovery Education on this new initiative,” said Dr. William Gaudelli, Dean of Lehigh’s College of Education. “The pandemic has underscored the need for schools and universities to rethink education. This new program provides leading edge learning for international school educators that will help them better engage learners in a variety of contexts and from a diversity of situations. In this way, the College of Education remains steadfastly focused on providing educators with the tools, insights and practices to enrich classroom learning in the communities they serve.”
“Discovery Education is excited to welcome Lehigh University to its Higher Education Network,” said Susanne Thompson, Discovery Education’s Managing Director for Higher Education. “The educators participating in Lehigh’s online graduate level courses this coming spring will join a powerful group of professionals working to create high quality learning experiences around the globe. As the education landscape continues to shift at an ever growing pace, evolving teaching and learning becomes more important than ever, and we are pleased to support the growth of educators everywhere.”