At UAFA Instructional Technology, our philosophy is all about Student-Centered Learning- [Read more about Student-Centered Learning | Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education] In a student-centered learning environment, students are given choices of how and what they learn, based on the theory that students thrive when they can see a direct connection between the instructional material on the one hand and their own interests and real-world experiences on the other. We think Instructional Technology helps with this [See how]. 
We also believe that Instructional technology is ESSENTIAL in developing students who are prepared for the future. We believe in building environments that cultivate 21st Century Learning: The Future of Education: The 7Cs, 3 Rs, & 3 Ms of 21st-Century Learning - Brave In The Attempt

We are committed to having teachers who understand and utilize the ISTE Standards. We are committed to this because we know that utilizing technology isn't about the hardware or software we choose, it is about incorporating technology into learning and teaching in meaningful ways, because our students' jobs will be (whether we like it or not), and it is our responsibility to get them ready. 

Some Other Things We Believe In: 
Phenomenon Based Learning - LEARN MORE
Learning Design and Design Thinking: UDL: The UDL Guidelines (cast.org)
TPACK: Understanding the TPACK framework | Teaching Commons (stanford.edu)
SAMR - 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle | Emerging Education Technologies (emergingedtech.com)
How to Ask a Question the Smart Way: How To Ask Questions The Smart Way (catb.org)
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act): Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA") | Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov)
FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act): Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Protecting Student Privacy | U.S. Department of Education



Caleb Land

Is the Director of Instructional Technology at Utopian Academy for the Arts. He has his M.Ed in Education Design and Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia and is pursuing his PhD from Mercer University. He has been a part of UAFA since 2016.

Email him at caleb.land@utopianacademy.com 



Utopian Academy for the Arts Instructional Technology