The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the Verizon Foundation today announced a new mobile learning program. The Verizon Foundation and ISTE will collaborate to develop and implement the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA), a virtual professional learning program designed to help school teams of teachers, tech coaches and administrators prepare for successfully integrating mobile technology into learning and teaching.
Developed for administrators, classroom teachers and technology coaches, the facilitated, five-module program will be delivered online and offered four times during the 2014-2015 school year. This free professional learning program is aligned with the ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. It will focus on:
- Evaluating and planning for mobile learning landscape
- Developing digital fluency
- Embedding classroom technology
- Implementing effective mobile practices
- Modeling safe online practices for students aligned with the ISTE Standards
ISTE is inviting school teams from across the continental United States to apply to participate in the first phase of the program. School teams are made up of one school administrator, one tech coach or equivalent and five to eight teachers. The VMLA will be offered online four times between September 2014 and December 2015. Interested teams can pre-register online at http://www.iste.org/VMLA.