Mini MERIT

To learn more about KCI Mini MERIT or other tailored professional development, please contact gro.retnecnoitavonniesuarknull@smargorp.

Tailored for Your School District

KCI specializes in working with school districts to understand their strategic PD needs and goals. We tailor our programs to meet their needs. One example is KCI's five-day "mini-MERIT" Educational Technology training, which is based on our long-running, successful MERIT (Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching) Program.

This 30 hour intensive program can be tailored to your district's educational goals, starting with a Needs Assessment to understand teacher skills and needs. Up to four instructors conduct the program, each bringing their own perspective of proven, successful classroom educational technology integration.

Mini MERIT

Topics

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
  • Online resources
  • Social media - for students and educators
  • Digital citizenship and digital literacy

Approaches

  • Hands-on, minds-on learning I cognitive knowledge and technical skill development
  • Student (teacher-participant) centered environment
  • 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

Testimonials

MINI MERIT

I came into this program knowing NOTHING about what to expect, and was blown away every day with how professional the climate was, and how comfortable the work environment was.

MINI MERIT

This surpassed any training I have received and armed me with a sense of purpose, willingness and emerging competence.

MINI MERIT

Mini-Merit was excellent. The instructors made modifications to meet the participants’ needs. I like how we were given choices to pursue learning about specific apps or tools–an effective way to meet everyone’s needs.

MINI MERIT

I had a great time learning from not just the instructors but also my peers! They each bring their own knowledge and background! I appreciate the time that we were given to work with each other and to learn from each other.

MINI MERIT

THIS WAS AWESOME! I came home totally excited and exhausted from all the intense thinking. I can only hope my kids are this excited at the end of the school day!

MINI MERIT

I am very pleased with how the week has gone and wish to tell you how much I appreciate the effort that all the instructors put into their lessons. They are all rock stars in my mind. They have high energy, a “can do” attitude, and lots of positive energy.

Schedule a Consultation

To explore how a tailored program could help your school or district achieve goals, contact gro.retnecnoitavonniesuarknull@smargorp.