Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom

Digital learning and digital literacies are quickly becoming a standard part of the 21st-century classroom. Bring your teaching practice up to date with digital literacy training from the top-ranked Teachers College, Columbia University.

Practical takeaways

You’ll get access to resources, including lesson plans and worksheets, that can be implemented in your classroom right away.

Quality course content, by world-renowned faculty

We’ve partnered with Teachers College, Columbia University and award-winning educator, Detra Price-Dennis, to create innovative professional development to help close the digital skills gap in today’s classrooms.

Built by teachers, for teachers

The team that created this peer-reviewed course are all educators from Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the top-10 ranking schools of education in the US, and the course content was developed by a leading expert on best practices in digital learning in the classroom.

Disciplinary Literacy: Apprenticing students as readers, writers and thinkers of the disciplines

To develop the 21st century skills every student needs, they must access new digital learning models that not only enhance their learning experience, but also guide them along the path to becoming effective digital citizens.

We’ve partnered with award-winning educator, Detra Price-Dennis and the top-ranked Teachers College, Columbia University, to build digital literacy training for educators.

By taking this course, K-8 teachers will be prepared to develop their own digital literacy skills, as well as those of their students. With an emphasis on current theory and research in digital learning as it applies to the K-8 classroom, teachers in this course will refresh and expand their understanding of digital literacies. They will also learn the practical strategies they need to be successful educators in the 21st century classroom.

On completing the course, teachers will not only be able to evaluate digital tools and technology and their relevancy in the K-8 classroom, they will also know how and when to incorporate digital tools and technology into their curriculum in useful and creative ways. Finally, teachers will learn how to build lesson plans that increase students’ digital literacy and ability to succeed in the global digital community.






3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)




30 Hours


100% online and self-paced


Professional certificate


$395 USD


Digital learning for educators

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Course instructor

Inspiring Teachers

Detra Price-Dennis, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching Teachers College, Columbia University

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Access free digital literacy resources for your classroom in our Digital Learning Resource Center