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

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 by visiting MrBoll.com/canva

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 overwhelmed with the sheer volume of digital communication each day? This course will help you take advantage of the storage and organization systems available that will simplify your digital life and free up your time. You will learn about personal digital assistants, getting to Inbox Zero, note-taking systems, task management systems, the power of RSS, collaboration tools, and how to bring this suite of efficiency tools all together into one place.

BUILD YOUR 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 enhances your ability to bring outstanding content to your students, parents and colleagues. 

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.