Technology Integration - Certificate
Name: Siri Anderson
The Technology Integration Certificate allows teachers and media specialists to broaden their fluency with digital technologies that can make their own work more efficient and transform student experiences within a digitally-enabled classroom. Although expert information is universal, student understanding of information is often shallow, and attention spans challenged. This program addresses teachers' and media specialists' needs to be able to work against the tendency to skim and encourage deep learning. We foster implementation that puts teachers - but more critically students - in the driver’s seat.
In this certificate graduate students can focus their attention on one or several areas of digital literacy such as:
- Best practices for online or one-to-one instruction,
- Digital video production including animation and documentary film making,
- Computational thinking and coding,
- Differentiation through digital tools,
- Ethical practices for digital age teaching and learning.
Courses are seven weeks and EDUC offerings are fully online. During the school year teachers take just one course at a time. In consultation with the program director, admitted students create a plan for how they will complete this certificate that highlights the knowledge and skills that are most relevant to their own practice. Courses focus attention on the creativity, critical thinking, and student agency that can be fostered when the digital operates quietly behind the surface of instructional practices and curriculum to leverage student agency, knowledge, and skills.
This certificate is eligible for financial aid and can be integrated into a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
The EDUC classes are offered online. LIS courses are hybrid and meet on campus in the evenings or on weekends - with online assignments as well.
|Depending on initial skills, students might be required to take one of these two courses. Students who do not need to take these courses select 12 credits instead of nine from the second list of courses. 1|
|EDUC 6420||Designing for Online Instruction||3|
|or EDUC 6110||Best Practices in 1:1|
|Choose three courses from the following: 1||9|
|Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Era|
|Differentiation in a Digitally-Mediated Environment|
|Hands-OnSTEAM: Animation in the K-12 Classroom|
|Introduction to Computational Thinking and Coding|
|Digital Video for K-12 Classroom Settings|
|Physical Computing: Introduction to Arduinos|
|Hands on STEM: Maker Space in the K-8 Setting|
|Ethics in the Information Age|
or LIS 7690
|Information Technology, People and Society|
|Information Literacy in the Digital Age|
|Web Design and Accessibility|
|Social Media and Emerging Technologies|
|User Experience Design|
|Making and Makerspaces|
Students select four courses if they are not required to take EDUC 6110 or EDUC 6420.