ELPP 828: Emergent Technologies and Instructional Practices

Designed to provide future school and district administrators with the requisite skill sets and conceptual knowledge needed for effective 21st century leadership.  Understanding technology as a tool for learning, managing, analyzing, communicating and collaborating is integral to successful school leadership at the classroom, building and central office levels.  Topics explored include technology integration, digital citizenship, use of technology in systematic organizational improvement, professional growth, digital culture and visionary leadership.  In addition to developing personal philosophies regarding use of technology in teaching, learning, and leading, each student will develop a personal portfolio of resources. 

EDFN 320/520: Instructional Technology in Elementary Education

​Students use case studies to explore the uses of technology and its application in elementary education. Topics include computer basics, applications software, curriculum integration, evaluation of educational software, telecommunications and multimedia presentation systems. Students are provided a series of hands-on experiences with hardware and software to develop the skills and competencies required of the elementary education teacher.

ELED 361: Teaching Science in Elementary Schools

This course provides an overview of the content and processes included in an elementary school science program, plus a study of methodology and instructional skills appropriate to the elementary school setting.

EDSE 330/530: Instructional Technology, Design and Assessment

In this course, instructional design and assessment is used as a basis for planning and evaluating the use of technology for student-centered teaching and learning within specific disciplines.

EDSE 321: Current Issues in Secondary Education

This course examines the role of the secondary teacher and the issues encountered in the classroom and classroom interactions.  The course focuses on professionalism, differentiation, and classroom management.

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ACTE 630: Current Technology for Online Instruction

In this course, students will develop skills in using current and emerging instructional technology to support online learning environments. Instructional design and assessment as well as national standards are used as a basis for planning and evaluating student-centered distance education. The methodologies and technologies used in the course are updated each semester according to current trends, practices, and research in the field of instructional technology.

ACTE 632: Online Learning Environments

Students will examine methods of engaging students in online learning environments and ways to effectively foster communication and interaction between students, content and instructor. Current research studies will be used to inform the creation of online learning environments that supports and assesses student learning. Students will complete an online field experience in a K- 12 online environment.

ACTE 635: Instructional and Curricular Design for Online Teaching

This course is designed as an integrative project-based experience for students. The course applies instructional design methodology to the development of online courses that are engaging and effective, and in alignment with standards and best practice as identified by learning research. Course participants will create a fully developed online course customized for use in a targeted instructional setting. Participants will enact a unit of instruction as either the lead teacher or as an intern co-teaching role. Participants are guided through the process of conducting needs assessments, defining course goals and objectives, designing instructional lesson plans, activities and materials, and assessments. 

ACTE 699: Inquiry for Teaching & Learning

This course examines the design, execution and communication of applied research in emerging fields of online teaching or STEM education. In this applied research course, candidates demonstrate use of emerging technologies, effective instructional design and use of assessment data for improving curricular design

EDW 533: Web 2.0 in Education

The web has evolved from a series of static, isolated pages of information into an interactive, collaborative, social network of applications. This online course provides educators with a comprehensive look at different emergent technology and how these Web 2.0 applications can be used to promote student learning.

EDW 721: Digital Storytelling

In this course, participants will learn how to use digital telling to support new forms of student writing. Digital stories can transform traditional writing assignments in elementary, middle and high school such as reports on current or historical events, responses to literature, reporting on scientific experiments, as well as transforming creative writing projects. Digital story telling is highly motivating for students and when used with an authentic writing purpose provides powerful ways for students to tell stories and report.

EDFN 520: Instructional Technology in Elementary Education

In this online course, students use case studies to explore the uses of technology and its application in elementary education. Topics include computer basics, applications software, curriculum integration, evaluation of educational software, telecommunication and multimedia presentation systems. Students are provided a series of hands-on experiences with hardware and software to develop the skills and competencies required of the elementary education teacher.

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