Take one (or more!) of our special topics classes this Spring. Each 1-credit class meets for 2 weeks online, with a one-day workshop on a Saturday.


  • taught by leading thinkers and practitioners in their fields
  • study 2 weeks online, with one Saturday workshop
  • project-based classes have immediate impact on your studies & work
  • graduate classes, also open to undergrads and public
  • graduates of Adelphi's Ed Tech program attend for for free, space permitting

Assistive tech & UDL in the classroom

Online: Jan 29-Feb 12. Garden City: Sat, Feb 4, 10am-5pm

Loreto teaching sewing at Zero Day CampStudy the history and background of assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning, focusing on current practices in K-12 classrooms. Gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques to support struggling learners. AT tools covered will range from low to high tech, with an emphasis on best practice for classroom integration, as well as initial curriculum design using UDL principles.

Instructor Loreto Dumitrescu is a senior pediatric occupational therapist and assistive tech evaluator with over 10 years experience working in NYC public schools. Her specializations include hardware/physical computing as well as UDL in digital learning environments. In 2016 she co-founded Zero Day Camp, a youth computing and media literacy non-profit based in Brooklyn, NY. Loreto holds an MA in Educational Technology from Adelphi University.

Instructional design with Captivate

Online: Feb 19-March 4. Manhattan Center: Sat, Feb 25, 10am-5pm

Translate best practices in instructional design into multimedia materials using Adobe Captivate. Captivate is an industry standard tool for authoring interactive learning: simulations, adaptive content, and online assessments.

katy and antonios at a hackathonInstructor Antonios Saravanos, an expert in multimedia cognition, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management at NYU and an instructional design consultant to the United Nations. Antonios holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media from Columbia University. His co-instructor Katy Auchter designs multimedia materials to support online learning at NYU. Katy holds an M.A. in Educational Technology from Adelphi.

Game design for teaching & learning

Online: March 20-April 2. Manhattan Campus: Sat, March 25, 10am-5pm

Ross giving a talkDesign curricula and educational games that harness the power of play to engage students in collaborative, creative learning activities. In this short course we will follow design thinking principles to imagine, design, test, and refine our own original games.

Instructor C. Ross Flatt is Manager of Programs at the Institute of Play, and former assistant principal at the Quest to Learn public middle school in Manhattan. Ross holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Fordham.

Educational video production

Online: April 2-April 15. Garden City: Sat, April 8, 10am-5pm

Whether helping children shoot their own original movies, or creating videos for online college courses, digital video is at the center of instructional media. In this course you will learn to shoot production quality video, and efficiently edit it to for the highest quality results.

Dino can't help talking with his hands.Instructor Dino Sossi's wide range of digital media credits include production work for CNN and the New York Times; media broadcasts on IFC and MTV Canada; documentaries screened in New York, L.A.; and Cambridge; and digital storytelling exhibits at the San Fran Museum of Modern Art. Dino earned his doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media at Columbia University.

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