This instructional technology course is designed to provide technology educators, School Media Specialists, K-12 educators, and administrators with an understanding of ways current and emerging technologies can be used to facilitate teaching, learning, and managing instruction. Discussions will focus on issues, trends, and current uses of technology in K-12 education. Sessions will focus upon gaining experience integrating digital technology within the Common Core Standards, evaluating web 2.0 tools, exploring video resources, and designing technology enhanced lessons utilizing digital storytelling for K-12 curriculum integration.
This course is designed to enable the educational leader to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide solid instructional leadership through research, decision making and modeling. Today's instructional leader must understand the importance and role of various technologies and how the financial expenses relate to human collateral such as professional time and energy spent creating budgets, scheduling, connecting with colleagues and evaluating staff. Credible technology leadership in today's schools includes the ability to model technology use in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position with the highest level of ethical and legal standards.
Designed to allow students to pursue, in depth, a personal interest in the field of educational computing. Students working with a faculty advisor will design and carry out an individual project that applies the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to a real problem in their home district. Projects, which will vary with individual student interest, may consist of original research, curriculum development, programming original courseware, etc.. The final report must be approved by the faculty advisor. Offered according to demand. Prerequisite: ED 5030.