Course – How to Use Deeply Digital Curricula to Support Seamless Learning

Registration Open

Course Dates: July 26-August 7, 2021

(Early access to materials available to registrants)

Course Co-Directors: Cathie Norris & Elliot Soloway

(CEU Accreditation Applied for & Expected)

Whether you are an online learning novice or a seasoned expert,
this self-paced, 2-week course will help you become a
more effective online/digital teaching and learning professional.


Accessible * Affordable ( $35 ) * Effective * Interactive * Self-paced

Participant Reviews from Previous Course

I really liked the balance you achieved in each module and will be adding ALL of the resources you provided to my library.”

“Sooooo many resources!! I love the balance between scholarly articles and practical application resources like charts, tables, rubrics, planning templates “

“Attending trainings such as this [Remote Teaching 101] just supports the concept that learning is a continuum, especially if one is in the area of technology. 

I really liked the structure of the course.  It was a great blend of rigorous academic readings, short informational videos, and critical thinking prompts. The open-source books in LearnTechLib are greatly appreciated and I know I’ll use them again in the future.  I took something away from each module that was immediately useful with my undergraduate teacher candidates and my colleagues.”

“Thank you so much for such an engaging course.  I appreciated the opportunity to communicate with others and see all the amazing things they do in their classes.  Teaching biology lab courses brings its own challenges and a quick conversion to an online format just added to the chaos.  The CoI [Community of Inquiry] introduction provided great insight.  This course provided great and helpful resources and ideas that I can utilize in my own classes.

“Thank you SO much for an incredible course! I am excited to have access to all of these great resources and intend to spend some (more) time mining through all of the great info in the days, weeks, and months to come. “

This is course is a good reminder that these (new) digital technologies are TOOLS and they are useful only when used by educators and learners to enhance their learning.  They don’t and can’t take over a teacher’s job.  And we are reminded to focus on our learning goals rather than on the next new technology.”

  • Spending hours each day because you now teach students as they quarantine at home? 
  • Struggling to find time as your face-2-face teaching is now digital and takes every minute of your spare time? 
  • Worried if you are really helping your students who are back to emergency home-based learning? 

>> This AACE/LearnTech U course can help! <<



This course is taught by world renown professionals teacher educators for P-12 teachers and teacher educators. The course provides professional development opportunities to engage with deeply-digital resources and digital pedagogical practices. These experiences will enable educators to better meet the needs of today’s students in face to face, blended, and remote teaching and learning settings.

Course Agenda

Module I: Why Roadmaps 

July 26th 7:00pm EST (2.5 hrs)

.5 Prior to the live session on July 26th, watch a short presentation about Roadmaps and come up with a question to use in the live session.

2 “Synchronous Session” Participants will add questions to, discuss organization of, and work collaboratively in the Collabrify Map App. The live session will be tailored to answer the questions, while seeing the platform, talk to current users and see ways teachers have used the platform in conjunction with the curricula to create “deeply digital” Roadmaps.

Module II: Learning About Student and Teacher Platform 

July 28th (2.5 hrs)

“Explore a Roadmap”  Learn how to use our most popular and engaging apps; Collabrify writer, Collabrify Map, Collabrify PDF Pal, Collabrify Flipbook and Collabrify Web Resource Nodes.  Show your expertise by using the platform to answer questions by creating a video response, a text response, and an animation in Roadmaps. 

1.5 “Escape Room” While learning how to use the teacher platform, Roadmap.centerparticipants will find keys (codes) to unlock each section. Participants will learn how to find support using Video instructions on the main page, how to search the Repository, how to set up a class, how to distribute a Roadmap to students, and how to monitor and assess student work in the Roadmap platform.

Module III:  The Curricula and the Pedagogy

July 30th (2 hrs)

2 “Pedagogy and Deeply Digital Curriculum” Participants will walk through the UMCDC created available curricula. First, will come a look at Engage NY and the pedagogy behind the structure that makes the curricula “deeply digital.” Next, will be a look at the MAISA reader’s and writer’s workshop and the thinking behind the set up to make it “deeply digital” and collaborative. Lastly, take a look at MSU’s Create for Stem Multiple Literacies – Project Based Learning Roadmaps to learn about the pedagogy behind and collaborative nature of the Roadmap platform that allows for a “deeply digital” classroom experience.

Module IV: Creating Your Roadmap

August 2nd 7:00pm EST (3.5 hrs)

.5 Learn about creative commons and materials that are open. Begin thinking about your topic and gathering resources.

3 “Create your Masterpiece” Modify an existing or create a Roadmap of your own.  Participants will modify or create from scratch their own Roadmap lesson.  Criteria: There will be a minimum of 4 nodes in the Roadmap. Each node will have instructions and in the goals and rationale explain the pedagogy behind choosing the type of node used. Constraints: Only use Open Education Resources or materials with creative commons licences so that the Roadmaps can be added to the Repository or public.  

Module V: Galley Walk of Class Created Roadmaps (synchronous introduction)

August 5th (3.5 hrs)

2 “Final Synchronous Session and Gallery Walk” Participants will add their Roadmap to a collaborative space, allowing time for celebration of the learning during the creation of their Roadmap and group breakout sessions to discuss the thinking behind the creation of and pedagogy of their created or modified Roadmap. This is also a time for group members to evaluate and give feedback to each other.  

1.5  “Revisions after feedback and seeing other class creations”  Submission of final 

Roadmap to the Repository. 

14 total hours 


  • Who Should Attend
    • K-12 Teachers
    • College Faculty
    • Instructional Designers
    • Instructional Technology Coordinators & Directors


  • Delivery: Self-paced with ongoing expert instructor support
    (100% asynchronous + 2 hours optional synchronous & recorded)
  • Completion Time: 2 weeks
  • Time Required: Approx. 1 hour per day.
  • Receive upon Successful Completion: Certificate & validated badges.
    CEUs are anticipated and applied for with accreditation agency.
  • Special Registration: $35 *    (includes 3 mo. Subscription, a $60 value)

    • A portion of all registrations are donated to educational charities.
      * Discounted thanks to support from

Meet the Instructors

Cathie Norris

Co-Director Cathie Norris

Regents Professor
Department of Learning Technologies
College of Information
University of North Texas

Cathleen Norris is a Regents Professor in the Department of Learning Technologies, College of Information, at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. From 1995-2001, Norris was President of the National Educational Computing Association, and led its merger with ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, creating the largest, international organization for technology-minded educators in the world. Norris was Co-President of ISTE from 2001-2004. Norris’ 14 years in K-12 classrooms – receiving a Golden Apple Award from Dallas ISD along the way – has shaped her university R&D agenda: developing resources to support K-12 teachers as they move into 21st century classrooms. (Click here for more information.)

Elliot Soloway

Co-Director Elliot Soloway

Arthur F Thurnau Professor
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Professor of Education, School of Education
Professor of Information, School of Information
University of Michigan

Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. In 2001, the UMich undergraduates selected him to receive the “Golden Apple Award” as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University of Michigan. In 2004 and in 2011, students in the College of Engineering HKN Honor Society selected Dr. Soloway to receive the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award.” (Click here for more information.)

Anne Tapp

Anne Tapp

Anne Tapp

Professor of Teacher Education
Saginaw Valley State University
Director of Professional Development, University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula
University of Michigan

Anne Tapp serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and was elected to the AACTE Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) Executive Committee as the Chair. She recently served as the and as the (ACSR) Midwest Region Chair and is the past president of the Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She received the Teacher of the Year award when teaching P-12 and SVSU’s Landee Award for Teaching Excellence at the university level. She is the author of several publications including Technology in the Early Classroom, an interactive textbook for pre and in-service teachers.

Liat Copel

Liat Copel

Liat Copel

Center for Digital Curricula Education Administrator
University of Michigan

Liat Copel is a Special Education teacher from Israel. Prior to joining the University as an Educational Administrator, she was a teacher at Hillel day School at Farmington Hills, MI. Before moving to the US, she also taught at Adanim School for kids with mental illness, Urim School for kids with behavior problems, and other schools. Liat is currently the Center for Digital Curricula Education Administrator and overseeing the implementation of the Collabrify Roadmaps platform and deeply-digital curricula for schools across Michigan. She is excited to integrate technology into classrooms and bring deeply digital curricula to teachers and students alike.

Monique Coulman

Monique Coulman

Monique Coulman

University of Michigan

Monique Coulman is an educational leader and distinguished educator with 19 years experience in K-12 classrooms in Michigan. Monique earned both her bachelor and master degrees from the University of Michigan.  She is certified in Science and Literacy K-12.  Monique has been a pioneer, bringing project-based learning and educational technology to her school and district.  It is Monique’s mission to blend technology use with best practice teaching to increase student engagement, ownership and achievement.


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