Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works by Howard Pitler. 2007. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 225 pages.

Course Description

This course shows educators how to implement the researched-based instructional strategies with educational technologies. Various computer and internet applications are presented along with lesson-planning ideas and strategies for every grade level. The book provides word processing applications, organizing software, data collection tools and web resources for teachers to use in various classroom lessons and settings. Educators will apply the book concepts to utilize technology with their classroom instruction as well as develop lessons for classroom implementation.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn how to effectively use researched-based instructional strategies that work with educational technologies, such as computer and internet applications.

2. Participants will learn which strategies work best for what students will be learning. They will also be presented with ideas of how to provide evidence of student learning when using technology.

3. Educators will be presented with word processing applications, spreadsheet software organizing tools and multimedia for lesson planning and classroom applications.

4. Participants will be exposed to web and data collection resources as well as identifying communication software for educator or student homework practice.

5. Educators will learn how to best use and integrate technology into their instruction and write a research review or develop unit and lessons using the course content in their classroom instruction.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. What Will Students Learn? Setting Objectives
2. Which Strategies Will Provide Evidence of Student Learning? Providing Feedback
3. Providing Recognition - Data Collection Tools
4. Which Strategies Will Help Students Acquire and Integrate Learning?
5. Nonlinguistic Representation - Web Resources
6. Summarizing and Note Taking - Word Processing Applications
7. Cooperative Learning - Multimedia
8. Reinforcing Effort - Spreadsheet Software - Data Collection Tools
9. Identifying Similarities and Differences - Organizing and Brainstorming Software
10. Homework and Practice - Communication Software

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works by Howard Pitler to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Final Application Essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

$395

3 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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