EDTECH 554: Managing Technology Integration in Schools

EDTECH 554: Managing Technology Integration in Schools (Spring 2013: A+)

WELCOME TO Managing Technology Integration  in Schools
Explores strategies for planning and implementing technology integration on an organizational level and examines larger scale professional development models. Develops skills for taking a leadership role in district technology use planning, implementation and assessment.

Instructor: Dr. Elisabeth Silver
Boise State University
Phone: 509-868-6631
Email: Elisabeth@connect2learn.net
or elisabethsilver@boisestate.edu

Course Syllabus: Syllabus Spring-13-1

Course Overview: 

Course Goals and Objectives:

Students will learn and demonstrate the understanding of leadership roles that guide the implementation of technology into the K-12 learning environment. Students will understand the role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into the learning, evaluate and examine a district technology plan, design a professional development activity, and communicate recent research based assessment and evaluation strategies for meeting technology competencies.

By the end of the semester students will:

* Examine the leadership role of the technology director

* Analyze, evaluate and become familiar with a district’s technology plan by articulating the vision, goals and objectives.

* Develop the skills and knowledge to support data-driven decision making to improve instruction

* Recognize and discuss issues regarding digital equity in the classroom

* Collaboratively construct a software rubric

* Plan and design a staff development workshop that encourages teachers to integrate technology into the classroom to improve student learning.

Course text:
Title: The Technology Director’s Guide To Leadership: The Power of Great Questions
by Don Hall
ISTE, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-56484-244-2

Projects:

Week 1: January 22-27, 2013

1.1 Overview: EDTECH 554-4172 : 4173 (SP13): 1.1 Overview

1.2 Assignment: EDTECH 554-4172 : 4173 (SP13): 1.1 Overview EDTECH 554-4172 : 4173 (SP13): 1.2 Assignment

1.2 My Assignment: GingerHunt554intro

1.3 Forum: edtech554-1.3 Forum

1.4 Forum: edtech554forum1.4video

1.4 Forum Question:

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1.4 Forum Response:

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Week 2: January 28-Feb. 3 2013

2.1 Overview: EDTECH 554-4172 : 4173 (SP13): Session Two

2.2 Forum: 2.2 Forum – Chapter 1-2

2.3 Building Better Leaders Forum: 2.3 Building Better Leaders

Article: Building Better Leaders

Edtech 554 Memo by ghunt5fly

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