This course introduces K-12 teacher candidates to current technologies that enhance the classroom and learning experience. You will learn to leverage new modalities to communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and administration; design technology-integrated instructional activities; gain insight into related legal and ethical issues; and practice with various technologies for instruction and assessment. By the end of the course, you’ll have a toolkit of technology resources and strategies to benefit your classroom. This course meets the SB 2042 Level 1 technology requirement (Standard 11) for teacher preparation.
The goal of this course is to lay a foundation of educational technology pedagogy. In order to increase knowledge around available educational technology resources. This course aims to make learning practical and applicable- starting with your classroom reality and personal comfort level with technology. The course objectives also satisfy the state technology requirement for your credential.
EDUC.XSC209 is worth 2 CEUs, which equals 20 hours of “in-class instruction” and participation, not including homework time. The course workload has been calibrated to meet, but not exceed these parameters. The instructor reserves the right to make slight adjustments to the course schedule to best meet the needs of the students.
Learning OutcomesAt the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Use computer-based technology appropriately to facilitate the teaching and learning process in a school setting. (TPEs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
- Gain technology competence as defined in "Standards 1:4, 3:6, 4:4, 4:8, 5:4 and 6:6 -- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) 2018.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current basic computer hardware, software and terminology, and the use of digital tools and learning technologies across learning environments. (TPE 4:4 & 6:6)
- Select and evaluate a wide array of technologies for effective use in relation to an established curriculum. (TPEs 3:6, 3:7, 4:4 & 5:4)
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the appropriate use of computer-based technology for information collection, analysis, and management in the instructional setting. (TPEs: 3:6, 3:7, 4:4, 5:4 & 6:6)
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the legal and ethical issues concerned with the use of technology. (TPE 3:7 & 6:6)
- EdTech Pedagogy and Selecting Technology in the Classroom
- Technology Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
- Digital Citizenship and Literacy
- Technology to Differentiate Instruction
- Preparing Technology Enhanced Lessons in The Classroom
Working knowledge of:
- Basic computing skills, but full support will be provided to learn the additional technology skills needed to successfully complete the course.
Additional InformationPlease review section notes to view the full schedule.
This course is delivered online via Canvas. The course is designed to be completed asynchronously and can be self-paced and accelerated based on student proficiency levels. By keeping pace with the course outline, students can ensure that they will complete all deliverables on a timely basis with minimal procrastination and stress. Students will also be able to contribute and collaborate more fully with our community of learners.
Assignments are completed over 6-weeks. This course moves fast and it is imperative that you keep up with your assignments.
Please note that there are a variety of assignments and it is important to pay careful attention to each assignment due date as they may vary. No matter the date, all assignments are due by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.
Students are expected to login to Canvas and check their email daily. Students are expected to communicate with their professor and peers with respect at all times.
Participants will also need to have a (free) google account. A significant number of the activities will be using the Google Suite for Education apps, since that is what is freely available in the majority of schools, and a google account is needed for access.
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