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Game-Based Learning

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This course is for educators who want to explore the potential of computer-based and internet games to engage students in science, engineering, and other content learning. Participants will analyze existing…

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This course explores the role of technology in student-centered learning environments. You will create a design plan for a technology-enhanced learning lesson, project or activity and use collaborative online technoloqies…

Intro to Instructional Design and Technology

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This introductory course about instructional design & technology focuses on foundational knowledge and skills to guide students into creating technology-based educational or training resources, for use in an online or…

Online Collaboration Tools

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Features online collaboration tools for educational, business, or personal use. Explore different collaborative technologies and shared documents using the Internet with emphasis on how these tools can be integrated with…

Multimedia Overview

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

An overview of multimedia software and the multimedia production process. Designed for trainers, educators, and anyone interested in multimedia, the course features hands-on learning with computer-based or internet software authoring…

Evaluating Technology-Based Learning Experiences

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This course explores the role of assessment in online and blended learning programs. Students will design and develop technology-based authentic and performance-based assessments, rubrics, needs assessment plans, learner analysis instruments,…

Designing Learner Centered Instruction

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Educators will examine the learner-centered approach to teaching in order to create transformative experiences for students in online and blended learning environments. Educators develop the skills and conceptual knowledge to…

E-Portfolios

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This course is for educators, students, and professionals who want to design and implement electronic portfolios. After examining best practices, using an appropriate online tool, participants will design and post…

Assistive Technology and Universal Access

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

This course will review current issues and legislation in assistive technology and universal access, specifically as it relates to the online and blended learning environment. Issues of efficacy and appropriateness…

STEAM Leadership Program

virtual 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Virtual Training

Please see https://krauseinnovationcenter.org/programs/steam/

Learning Structured to Meet a Variety of Needs

Workshops

One day or short series, designed to quickly share skill you can use right away.  No credits.

Classes

Typically a few weeks long, these classes are designed especially for trained educators and requires registration at Foothill Community College. College credits / CEUs.

Programs

Immersive learning experiences for educators who want to take their career to the next level. Typically,  programs start with a week of intensive learning followed by online classes and periodic group events. Certificate and college credits / CEUs .

Expert Instructors

Meet some of the many talented educators who lead our programs, workshops, and classes.

Bayard Nielsen

Award-winning Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Spanish Teacher and Department Chair with international teaching experience. Instructor on the use of technology to transform learning at the secondary level…

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Rachel Freed

Rachel Freed is a co-founder and the President of the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR), as well as a seminar instructor, with a mission to incorporate true scientific research…

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Linda Ullah

Linda Ullah is a retired K-12 teacher who has also worked as teacher in residence and an online Instructor at the Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill  She has been a coach…

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Adam Juarez

Adam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach and History Teacher for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. In addition to teaching history, he leads teachers in implementing tech into their…

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Zac Hansel

I believe that each student is a unique individual who requires a secure, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator,…

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Chris Bell

Chris is currently a Secondary Education teacher for Computer Science and Mathematics, also working as an Educational Technology coach. He has taught many levels of math ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus…

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Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista…

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Sheena Vaidyanathan

Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to 11-13 year olds and is the Computer Science Integration Specialist for the Los Altos School District, where she has designed computer science curricula, conducted professional…

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Rachel Freed

Rachel Freed is a co-founder and the President of the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR), as well as a seminar instructor, with a mission to incorporate true scientific research…

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Kim Randall

Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations including the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of…

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Greg Brown

Greg Brown is a Stanford-trained design thinker with a passion for hands-on learning and a penchant for problem-solving. A common thread in his work is a humanistic approach to education,…

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Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero is a biology teacher, technology coordinator, and online/distance learning coach at Carlmont High School, in Belmont, CA.  She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science Degree…

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Kas Pereira

Kas is the current Teacher in Residence at the KCI. She is in charge of curriculum development, course management, and instruction. She is also the Director of the KCI’s Makerspace…

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Alisha Zare

Alisha currently serves as the STEM ToSA for Sunnyvale School District, in addition to facilitating the EMpowered Math (4th-5th grade) program for KCI. In her spare time, you’ll find her coaching…

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Sheena Vaidyanathan

Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to 11-13 year olds and is the Computer Science Integration Specialist for the Los Altos School District, where she has designed computer science curricula, conducted professional…

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Karly Moura

Karly Moura is a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) and Computer Science teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary STEM Magnet School in the Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. Karly is also part…

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Sumithira Sukumar

Dedicated and student-focused educational professional with over 11 years of teaching experience in post-secondary classrooms. Committed to consistently refining pedagogy and teaching tools that reflect cultural sensitivity and an integrated learning approach…

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Bayard Nielsen

Award-winning Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Spanish Teacher and Department Chair with international teaching experience. Instructor on the use of technology to transform learning at the secondary level…

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Linda Ullah

Linda Ullah is a retired K-12 teacher who has also worked as teacher in residence and an online Instructor at the Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill  She has been a coach…

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Melissa Hero

Melissa Hero is a biology teacher, technology coordinator, and online/distance learning coach at Carlmont High School, in Belmont, CA.  She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science Degree…

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Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY Consultants and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. She has been in…

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Zac Hansel

I believe that each student is a unique individual who requires a secure, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator,…

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Cristina Bustamante

Cristina Bustamante is currently an AVID and math teacher in the Alum Rock Union School District. She is a Co-President of the Silicon Valley CUE Board, and she is an…

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Amanda Sandoval

Amanda Sandoval is an 11th grade US History teacher and Technology Coach. Amanda works with teachers at her school to integrate technology with the focus of pedagogy first. In addition…

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Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley has worked and studied on three continents as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, teacher trainer, and inspirational speaker. He founded and directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista…

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Martin Cisneros

Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe) is a Modern Learning Advisor, speaker, GeekDad, TechJedi, SuperMariachi and a Director of Technology, from Silicon Valley! At his current position, he provides strategic leadership in…

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Jesus Huerta

I am a 5th grade teacher in Imperial County for Calexico Unified School District. I love technology and blending it with every subject, which also doubles as a way to…

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Adam Juarez

Adam Juarez is a 6-12 Technology Integration Coach and History Teacher for Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District. In addition to teaching history, he leads teachers in implementing tech into their…

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Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. She designs and implements professional learning sessions & speaking engagements, conducts in-class coaching,…

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Kelly Shafsky

I have been an educator for over 30 years. I have experience teaching elementary, middle and high school, here in California and also in bilingual schools in Honduras and Mexico…

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Paul Gordon

Paul is a middle school computer science educator originally from Upstate New York. He moved to sunny Southern California in 2014 with his wife and has not looked back since. He has taught 5th…

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Kelly Shafsky

I have been an educator for over 30 years. I have experience teaching elementary, middle and high school, here in California and also in bilingual schools in Honduras and Mexico…

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Katherine Goyette

Katherine Goyette is an Educational Consultant for Technology & Integrated Studies for Tulare County Office of Education. She designs and implements professional learning sessions & speaking engagements, conducts in-class coaching,…

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Sabrina McDaniel

Sabrina McDaniel is currently a sixth grade teacher in a self-contained elementary school classroom. She has several years of experience in a Title 1 school. She has also been trained…

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Ed Campos

Ed Campos currently works as an Independent Education Consultant and Math/Computer Science/Ed Tech Consultant with Kings County Office of Education in the Central Valley of California. He taught high school Math…

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Kyle Brumbaugh

Kyle is currently the Director of Technology and Innovation in the Redwood City School District in Redwood City, CA. He is a veteran educator who holds the title of California’s…

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Stephen Sharp

Stephen Sharp is a Nationally Certified School Suicide Prevention Specialist, and continues to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pilot an electronic behavioral health screening for schools. He works…

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