Classroom Response Systems


Amy Gerlach and Carter Gerlach

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

The Two-credit course focuses on the world of Classroom Response Systems.   These systems are great for quizzes, quick assessment of student understanding, and to keep students engaged in the lesson.  Teachers also report that students sleep-less in class, have better attendance, better engagement and report that they enjoyed the lesson.  This course covers the uses of different Classroom Response Systems, how to create and deploy the systems. All facets of the course focus on best practice instruction and research based approaches to teaching.  All levels of technology experience are encouraged to take this course.

Course Purpose

The purpose of the online course is for participants to gain knowledge in Classroom Response Systems aligned to best practices.  Participants have teacher-friendly resources that directly link to specific resources.   The web-based tools will enhance student engagement for the 21st Century classroom.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Explain a Student Response System
  • Understand the SAMR model
  • Create a Student Response lesson
  • Analyze results
  • Provide instant feedback
  • Actively engage students


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with 1, 2 & 4 of those standards.


Online Graduate Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Courses for Teachers

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at to request to cancel your completed registration.