The Krause Center for Innovation’s five-day “mini-MERIT” Educational Technology training is based upon our long-running, successful MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) Program.
Mini MERIT key facts
A one-week intensive program tailored to a district’s educational technology goals, starting with a Needs Assessment to understand teacher skills and needs. Up to five instructors conduct the program, each bringing their own perspective of proven, successful classroom educational technology integration.
The hands-on program is structured to bring educators up to speed on topics that include:
Integrating online and tablet apps into curriculum
Student and educator collaboration tools
Digital media and empowering student voice
Flipped classroom techniques
Blended learning techniques
Student-centered learning activities
Social media – for students and educators
Digital citizenship and digital literacy
Hands-on, minds-on learning I cognitive knowledge and technical skill development
Hands-on, constructivist approach providing many opportunities for teachers to create and develop classroom projects
Taught by experienced classroom instructors bringing real-world applications to the training environment
Peer coaching opportunities
Integration of Common Core State Standards
“Cohort” approach – bringing 15 to 30 (or more) like-minded people together to learn how to effectively integrate ed tech into their curriculum
To learn more about KCI Mini MERIT program
Contact Liane Freeman: 650-949-7180 or
Most of all, it was helpful for me to witness real teachers using tech in the classrooms–I am a total novice (teacher AND tech person), so having someone model the possibilities, and speak energetically and positively about them, was helpful.