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Supporting Children with Instructional Technology (EDU-320)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the shifting interactions of educators with students, schools, and technologies as a 21st century technology-using teacher; analyze key issues and trends in the field of educational technology while assessing your readiness to become a technology-using educator; explore ways unique, powerful technologies can transform teaching and learning in schools; integrate technology in planning, delivering, and evaluating learning experiences for students; develop strategies for successfully utilizing technology and creating change in schools as a teacher leader; teach students how to research and critically evaluate online information as responsible digital citizens; explore methods for using web-based information curation tools, digital content, and inquiry-based and exploratory learning websites and apps to develop online learning experiences demonstrate the ability to use physical and digital technologies, including apps, digital games, and simulations to promote problem solving and inquiry learning; analyze the use of blogs, wikis, Twitter, and classroom and teacher websites to enhance learning through online interaction and collaboration; utilize multimedia technologies innovatively and creatively to open access to learning for all students; explain how teachers can use digital technologies to differentiate instruction and promote learning success for all students, including culturally and linguistically diverse learners, students with special educational needs, and young writers from preschool to high school; and describe how teachers can use digital portfolios, polls and quiz games, student feedback surveys, democratic classrooms and other assessment strategies to involve teachers and students in self-evaluation and reflection of their learning.
Supporting Children with Instructional Technology (EDU-320) will assist participants with developing the skills and competencies need to be successful as a 21st century teacher. Course participants will examine best practices for teaching and learning with various types of educational technology. The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to help participants develop the skills that are necessary to design instruction with technology and effectively integrate technology into their classroom instruction. Course participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to use technology as a tool for supporting student centered instruction. Additionally, participants will explore strategies for assessing student learning through the use of technology.
In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education, or Special Education (5/21).