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Classroom Technologies

Technology is becoming an increasingly significant part of students’ lives and education is being impacted. Technology can aid educators in various ways when applied correctly. Developed for educators and administrators at both the introductory and intermediate levels, this course aims to aid in technology integration and in helping teachers prepare their students for 21st Century living and learning. Participants will also create lessons that incorporate technology which can then be used in their own classrooms. 

Carlow University ED 647 • Madonna University EDU 5960.39 • Notre Dame College ED624 T • The College of Saint Rose EDT 678


Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.

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Course Schedule

  • 9/11/18 - 12/11/18
  • 1/8/19 - 4/9/19
  • 3/12/19 - 6/11/19
  • 5/14/19 - 8/14/19
  • 7/9/19 - 10/8/19
  • 9/10/19 - 12/10/19
  • 11/12/19 - 2.11.20

Module 1: Technology Integration Basics

Contents:

  • Investigate NET-S and determine why it is important to technology integration.
  • Discover how the World Wide Web and education work together for a more productive classroom.
  • Describe key criteria used to evaluate Web resources.

Module 2: How Technology Works with Common Core

Contents:

  • Explain why 21st Century skills and technology integration needs to be incorporated in a K-12 classroom.
  • Discuss theories of technology and common core.
  • Explain how to use learning theory to teach more effectively.

Module 3: Using Office in the Classroom

Contents:

  • Explain the advantages of using software suites like Office in the classroom.
  • Create a list of ways to utilize Word in the classroom.
  • Develop a plan for using Excel in the curriculum.
  • Analyze how multimedia incorporates higher level thinking skills.
  • Produce a PowerPoint slideshow for a lesson in your current curriculum.

Module 4: Project-Based Learning & Alternative Assessments Thinking and Inquiry

Contents:

  • Evaluate the importance of project-based lessons.
  • Compile project-based learning resources.
  • Investigate rubrics and learn how they can help you stay objective with grading.

Module 5: Cooperative Learning and Educational Games

Contents:

  • Research cooperative learning and theory behinds its benefits.
  • Discover apps that can be used to enhance learning.
  • Modify an existing lesson plan to include cooperative learning and educational games.

Module 6: Web 2.0 Tools for Education

Contents:

  • Research current Web 2.0 tools for education.
  • Analyze benefits of incorporating Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
  • Create a plan for using at least five Web 2.0 tools.

Module 7: Digital Instruction, Digital Media, and Software

Contents:

  • Explain the difference between digital instruction and digital media.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of blogs, wikis and classroom Web pages.
  • Discover how BYOD (students bringing their own devices to the classroom) can help meet technology goals.
  • Investigate interactive whiteboard best practices and lesson plan ideas.

Module 8: Using Multimedia Effectively

Contents:

  • Research Prezi as an alternative multimedia presentation software.
  • Create a multimedia enhanced lesson.

Module 9: Gathering Online Tools

Contents:

  • Create a Hotlist of Web resources on a curricular topic.
  • Evaluate online tools and Web sites for classroom use.

Module 10: Creating a Working Unit of Study

Contents:

  • Create a unit of study that integrates technologies and best practices from this course in a K-12 classroom.
  • The unit of study will include a detailed lesson plan, Web resource Hotlist, rubric for grading, and multimedia presentation.
Objectives
  • Understand why National Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) is important to effective technology planning and how it aligns with standards.
  • Analyze ways technology and computers can enhance classroom instruction and student learning.
  • Learn how to integrate Web resources into the curriculum.
  • Learn how technology and Common Core work together.
  • Use the Internet as a tool to communicate with parents, students and colleagues.
  • Create a Web page Hotlist resource for a unit of study.
  • Create a project-based lesson with technology integration.
  • Understand how cooperative learning enhances lesson and student learning.
  • Incorporate cross-curricular lessons in the classroom.
  • Evaluate alternative assessments.
  • Create a multimedia presentation.
  • Analyze best practices in the classroom using technology.
  • Analyze inquiry-based lessons.
  • Evaluate Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, apps and educational games.
  • Develop a technology-rich unit plan.
Partner Universities

Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.

Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here.  Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.