Capella Online Professional Development Course

21st Century Instructional Practices

21st Century Instructional Practices

Whether teaching in a tradition or virtual classroom, you can put instructional technology to work developing digital learning experiences for your students. Investigate 21st-century instructional frameworks: Marzano's Teacher Evaluation model, Schulman's model of Pedagogical Reasoning and Action, and the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model and align one of your current activities using the framework that suites you best. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


21st Century Instructional Practices

There are several frameworks to help teachers enhance their teaching with instructional technology.  This course introduces you to those frameworks and then helps you explore which one works best for you by encouraging  you to analyze, modify and teach a lesson using it. 

During this course you will build

  • A process to analyze current activities for alignment to TPACK (or the framework you are current using)
  • A lesson plan that aligns with your chosen framework.
  • A reflection of your plan post-implementation  
by William P. on January 9, 2021
Very informative and reinforced skills that I used a couple of years ago.
by Sandi R. on October 18, 2020
Some of the information was not very clear. There could have been clearer examples.
by Taylor G. on September 5, 2020
Amazing course! I learned a lot and will definitely recommend my teacher friends to also look into this program.
by TYLEAH P. on July 26, 2020
I learned a lot!!!!
by Carolann B. on May 28, 2020
This course was extremely difficult. Many questions were written poorly and were unclear as to what it was specifically asking about. One question started with "Jay" went to a conference and at the end of the question his name was changed to "James"....that's one example of lack of attention to detail. Or "Identify what is TRUE about TPACK" when doing research is it extremely vague as to what aspects of TPACK are correct. The videos do not reflect easy navigation to find answers. Some questions are so broad that it's almost impossible to "guess" what the right answer is...please pay more attention to giving specific detail in the questions. I believe videos should be the first step and questions should come next. Not questions first and then an optional video. Videos and questions need to be closely compared so that students can better match answers with what they learn in the videos.
by Jeremiah R. on May 16, 2020
Since I have been teaching for almost 20 years, this course felt more like a theory course you might take as a new teacher. However, it's still good to freshen up on the new educational lingo and acronyms.
by Michelle H. on April 28, 2020
Very informative. Presents a lot of information to guide teachers through the process of reflecting on and improving their teaching techniques.
by Donald A. on April 25, 2020
Lot’s of great information and review of major educational frameworks but overly complex questioning on nuances that don’t help transform the instruction or instructor.