Let's begin by watching the course introduction video below. Then work your way through the rest of this course home page.
Video: TEAL 5500 Course Introduction (10:56) You can view Connie Yowell's video on YouTube by clicking on the 'Engaged' link at the right.
This course is all about teaching and learning in the 21st century! It's about effectively using the tools and resources modern technology provides us. It's about designing transformational learning experiences to help our students become...
- empowered learners.
- digital citizens.
- knowledge constructors.
- innovative designers.
- computational thinkers.
- creative communicators.
- global collaborators.
- empowered educators who are life-long learners, continually improving their practice by learning from and with others.
- educational leaders who work with colleagues to improve teaching and learning.
- model digital citizens.
- learning catalysts who collaborate effectively with colleagues and students.
- designers of relevant, meaningful learning activities and environments.
- facilitators of learning who empower their students to experience learning in transformational ways.
- analysts that use data to inform their instruction and support students.
- Pre-service educators in elementary, secondary, special education, professors of education
- Public, charter, and private school educators
- Home school parents
- School and district administrators - K-16.
- Anyone else interested in innovation and integrating technology in teaching and learning.
- Our class is a team of professionals and pre-professionals. Each week you and the rest of the team will participate in an experience that will expose you to ideas, standards, and examples of schools that are working to transform learning and teaching. You'll be introduced to technology resources and tools that assist educators and students in these efforts.
- Each week, you'll participate in class discussions around these ideas and standards. As a class team, we'll share ideas and resources with each other. You'll have the opportunity to expand your own personal learning network.
- You will learn to use technology resources and tools and integrate them into lessons you'll design around Utah Core Standards and objectives. You will get to design lessons that will be relevant and meaningful to your own teaching career. (See the scoring rubric for the lessons you'll be creating!)
- You will focus on meeting international standards for integrating technology into education.
- You will learn or find tools that will help you achieve those standards in your own specific field of education and learning.
- You will work as a member of the class team to develop technology-enhanced lessons that integrate tools you will use to help your students learn Utah core standards.
- The lessons developed by our class team will be shared with each other, and publicly with educators around the world.
- You'll have continual access to this course - its materials and resources - after you graduate. It will remain accessible to all educators.
- You'll not only be exposed to technologies you can use in the classroom, but also be shown how many of them are being used successfully in schools.
- You will be involved in class discussions to share ideas, strategies, tools, and other resources with each other. Our goal is to help each other produce excellent technology-enhanced lessons we can actually implement and use - and discuss how to take learning deeper and make it more engaging.
- As you involve yourself in the course, you'll become deeply engaged in thinking about education and learning, and how technologies can enhance the 21st century skills needed in our society today. With the rest of the class, you'll share your own philosophies of learning and teaching. The goal is to deepen, and broaden, your own personal philosophy of teaching and learning!
Now let's get into the details of the course. Please continue on to the course syllabus!
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