Michael Boll

M.A.

Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator and former Technology Coach at international schools in China and Thailand.

Now based in the United States, Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. He works to make his courses and presentations information-packed, slightly provocative, and fun. 

Michael has an adult son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners.

Offered Courses

INTEGRATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO YOUR CLASSROOM: A Hands-On Guide

Course No. CM403q, CM503q

Tuition $315 ‑ $415

Quarter Credits 5

In this practical, hands-on course, I’ll show you how to harness the power of AI to engage your students and transform their learning experience. I’ll introduce you to AI tools and techniques that help you teach everything from math to rap battles (yes, you read that right).

GRAPHICS, VISUALS, & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION MADE EASY WITH CANVA

Course No. CM403o, CM503o

Tuition $315 ‑ $415

Quarter Credits 5

Never thought of yourself as someone who can make beautiful graphs, presentations, videos, charts, infographics, or posters? 

Think again; Canva makes designing all these visuals (and more) a breeze. 

Course participants start with setting up and applying for the free (yes free!) pro-teacher account and then plunge into templates, elements, design choices, branding, video, student use, and much more. Participants are encouraged to build designs they can immediately use in their classroom keeping the learning practical and useful.

Michael Boll, your instructor, guides your journey with helpful video screencasts and insights along the way.

Take a step into the Canva world and emerge as a stellar designer loaded with ideas on how best to communicate visually.

This course is appropriate for all educators from Pre-K to High School and beyond.

Learn more about this course, including some QuickTips, by visiting CanvaTeacherTips.com

VIRTUAL, PHYSICAL & HYBRID CLASSROOM: Teaching Tools & Strategies

Course No. CM403m, CM503m

Tuition $315 ‑ $415

Quarter Credits 5

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

Teaching in a virtual, physical, or hybrid environment demands an additional set of skills and strategies for teachers.  

In this course, participants develop the skills needed to build a virtual classroom rich with interactive content while focusing on a positive class culture and community.

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL LIFE

Course No. CM401r, CM501r

Tuition $315 ‑ $415

Quarter Credits 5

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

Are you as overwhelmed with the sheer volume of digital communication as I am? It has become a never-ending stream of inputs that is difficult to get a grip on!

This course takes aim at the tremendous level of input that comes across our devices and helps you develop systems and strategies to process it all. Along the way, you will learn about the Getting Things Done methodology, how technology companies are competing for our limited attention, and much more.

Time to organize all that input so you can clear your brain and do your best work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will enjoy:

  • The Getting Things Done methodology
  • Getting to Inbox Zero
  • Digital storage systems
  • Task management
  • A workflow system that actually helps
  • Technology and competition for your attention

Build Your Own Website Now!

Course No. CM401Q, CM501Q

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

Today it is easier than ever to create a dynamic and powerful website that improves your personal brand, lets you build a personal business site, and enhances your ability to bring outstanding content to the world.

VIDEO PRODUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM

Course No. CM401N, CM501N

Tuition $380 ‑ $495

Quarter Credits 6

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

Looking to have both you and your students create lessons that are even more exciting, effective and interesting than what you doing right now?  Interested in matching those types of lessons with your current curriculum?  Ready to take your class to the next level? If you answered yes, then this course is for you.

With a simple video camera, computer and one of the many free media production tools available, anybody can become a video producer.  Now we can go beyond just the text and enter the visual.

All assignments are available online and designed to help you become a sophisticated producer one step at a time.  Assignments come complete with samples and suggested software.