Summer Opportunities with IDT Memphis

See the following information for a few opportunities to extend your learning this summer. First of all, we are offering our EdTech Summer Showcase as an extension of the T3 Workshops offered during the school year. This will be an excellent chance to gain new perspectives on technology integration from educators just like you! Secondly, we are offering a number of educational technology courses online this summer. See the information and links below to learn more.


Join us on Thursday, June 19th, for the EdTech Summer Showcase at the University of Memphis. This event will be hosted by the Instructional Design and Technology program and will feature outstanding Mid-South teachers demonstrating ways that they effectively integrate technology and learning. Each presenter will spend 5-minutes showcasing their innovative use of technology followed by 5-minutes of Q&A with the audience. Discussion groups and reflection time will also be incorporated in this experience. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to gain new ideas for your classroom.

This event is free-of-charge and open to all educators; however, seating is limited so register early.

We look forward to your participation in this outstanding professional development opportunity!

EdTech Summer Showcase 2014* (FREE event)
June 19th, 2014
9:00-12:00 (breakfast served at 8:30)
IDT Studio, (Ball Hall 320)
University of Memphis
Register Here

*Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the IDT program. These certificates may be added to your portfolio as an indicator of professional growth. Some schools and districts accept these as CEU credit.


IDT 7078: Making Thinking Visible with Technology (MTVT)

This is an online graduate course offered at the University of Memphis. It is based on the research and teaching framework from Project Zero at Harvard University. In this course, you will have an opportunity to: investigate the principles of Visible Thinking; explore strategies for making students’ thinking visible; consider how innovative technologies can elicit evidence of student understanding; and design lessons and instructional materials that enable students to make their thinking visible.

To learn more about the IDT 7078 course, download the flyer here.


Other online courses* offered this summer include:

  • IDT 7061: Technology Integration in the Classroom
  • IDT 7062: Introduction to Computer-Based Instruction
  • IDT 7063: Seminar in Instructional Computing
  • IDT 7064: School Change and the Internet

*Completing all four of these courses also qualifies you for a Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis.

To view descriptions for these courses, view the IDT course descriptions, or contact the program coordinator Dr. Carmen Weaver at for more information.