(PD Title No. EDU5502E)
Planning for Curriculum Integration of Technology
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Foreign Languages,Language Arts and Reading,Guidance,Health Education,Industrial Education,Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Multicultural Education,Music,Parent Education,Psychology,Science,Social Science,Volunteer,Special Education,Technology,Computer Education,Mathematics,Business,Art,Career Tech,Library Media,Basic Training,Physical Education
Grade(s): PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,CC,Other
Hours: 30.00

 

Description:Planning for curriculum integration of technology involves building models of teaching and learning that are consistent with good educational practice. This course, co-developed by EDC and NEIRTEC (Northeast and the Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium), one of ten regional technology in education consortia funded by the U.S. Department of Education, examines the role of administrators in engaging staff in discussions about good uses of technology. When technology is used well, student learning is focused on deeper understandings and connections to the world. School districts are investing heavily in technology for their teachers and students, and are considering how technology can be used to maximize the learning conditions and experiences of their students. This course presents what good curriculum integration of technology looks like—and what it does not look like. Students will use the research and practice of PCIT to assess their own school/district and to develop plans for improving uses of technology that work with current school/district initiatives. By the end of the course, students will have worked with like-minded peers to identify goals for their schools/districts. They will have created action plans that describe success, strategies to monitor and evaluate progress, and ways to communicate most effectively with the stakeholders in the community.
Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel.  Participants are expected to have regular access to computers.  In addition, participants should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet, and navigating to computer files.
Objectives: This course will enable participants to:
1. Learn how technology can enhance teaching and learning
2. Envision how technology can best impact teaching and learning in their own schools/districts
3. Evaluate how well their schools/districts are using technology to support learning
4. Create an Action Plan that describes a goal and identifies a path toward meeting that goal
5. Develop strategies for evaluating what success looks like and how to report it to the stakeholders in the community

ACLD approved for 1 PLU with later enrollment in Showcase course PLUACLD038 to begin 6-months after EDU5502 completion.