What you are now is what you have been. What you will be is what you are now. ( Buddha )
How can the new knowledge I am gaining in the MET program help make a difference in my personal life, my professional career and my future?
How can this new knowledge help me to positively impact the lives of learners of all ages?
When a potential opportunity is in sight it is important to have a plan of action. A well laid out plan is the first step in achieving a goal. Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. ( Daniel Hudson Burnham )
Here’s the plan In September 2006 the District Technology Resource Teacher retires. Apply for the job
Wow them with the education gained ETEC 500 Research Methodology in Education This research survey course provides students with an introduction to a wide range of research methods. Through interactive modules, students learn about and engage with different kinds of research strategies in an effort to understand how research impacts our lives and our educational pursuits. ETEC 510 Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments Students in this course learn to 1) use different theories of learning to examine models of instructional design and 2) apply what they have learned to their own educational settings. This is a course that truly blends theory and practice as a way of illustrating an optimal learning environment. ETEC 511 Foundations of Educational Technology In this course, students study the meaning of technology and how different theoretical perspectives influence the meaning of technology. Through an analysis of technology in a globally connected world and case studies of education and technology, students learn how to analyze their own local contexts, issues and concerns.
ETEC 512 Applications of Learning Theories to Instruction In this course, students learn to recognize major learning theories and apply them to specific instructional situations in an effort to solve instructional design problems. Beginning with an investigation of personal learning strategies, students take what they have learned and apply it to their own settings. ETEC 520 Planning and Managing Learning Technologies in Higher Education In this course, students develop strategies for planning and managing new technologies for teaching and learning at an institutional level of their choice, so that they are funded, organized, and supported in ways that meet the educational, organizational and financial context in which they will be used. Students will be able to use the Internet to access and analyze research and reports on the planning and management of new technologies. ETEC 521 (3) Indigeneity, Technology and Education This is an important course for understanding issues related to globalization and indigeneity as these ideas relate to educational technology. Practical and theoretical issues, such as cultural property and the dilemma of place-based education, will be discussed in-depth.
ETEC 522 The Business of E-Learning This course covers a range of topics including the slow rise of e-learning business, the e-learning marketplace, e-learning business design, e-learning business analysis, legal and ethical considerations, syndication, and strategic partnerships and funding. Students acquire a working knowledge of the business design principles and market processes impacting the success of e-learning enterprises, conduct business evaluations of e-learning enterprises, and learn strategies for funding new e-learning enterprises. ETEC 531 Curriculum Issues in Cultural and Media Studies New media technologies have intensified and transformed the way we communicate, the way we learn, and the way we teach. They have, we might say, transformed the student and transformed the teacher. But what is the nature of these changes? Cultural and new media studies are specifically oriented toward understanding the ways in which culture, nature and technology are converging to intensify and transform everyday life. This course provides a forum for exploring technocultural issues such as cyborgs and hybridity, digital property, cyberpunk fiction, the posthuman, AI and AEI, information warfare, virtual reality, third nature and religion.
ETEC 532 (3) Technology in the Arts and Humanities Classroom This course helps students understand the role of the arts in technology by 1) historically reviewing the development of various technologies and their impact on development in the Arts, and 2) examining socio-cultural considerations and their impact on the uses of technologies, aesthetics, pedagogy and curriculum in New Media contexts. ETEC 533 (3) Technology in the Mathematics and Science Classroom This course offers students an opportunity to appreciate some of the historical, philosophical, moral/ethical, and practical issues surrounding technology in mathematics and science education, while considering the implications technology has for teaching practice, curriculum development, and important educational issues such as gender, ethics, and reform in mathematics and science education. Perhaps more importantly, the course will open an important space for creative ideas and projects as teachers re-imagine possibilities for teaching and learning mathematics and science.
The Research Resume Will Technology Provide a Brighter Future for First Nations Students and Communities? Technology in a Visual Arts Room Curriculum Design – Trades Prep 11 Curriculum Assessment – SD #72 - eBlend Show Them What You Know
Pre-design Technology Plan Templates Elementary School Middle School Senior Secondary School Developing a School or District Technology Plan http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te300.htm Technology in Education http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/te0cont.htm Technology Leadership: Enhancing Positive Educational Change http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/leadrshp/le700.htm Promoting Technology Use in Schools http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te200.htm Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te800.htm Have a Vision for the School District
Have a Vision for the School District Be prepared, knowledgeable and conversant knowing the exact status of educational technology in the district and in each school. Teacher self efficacy is the weakest link in implementing Information and Computer Technology into the classroom. Teachers do not attend evening or after school technology workshops. FACT FACT For the most part teachers are unaware of the benefits of using ICT in their classroom and are reluctant to make changes to the way they teach. FACT
The Vision Don’t take the teacher out of the classroom to learn how to integrate ICT into their teaching. Take educational technology to the schools and the classroom in the form of a two person team, the District Educational Technology Resource teacher and one ICT technician. Establish teacher leaders in each school that have integrated ICT successfully into their teaching. Spend significant time in the classroom connecting with learners.
Who Do I Want to Be? District Educational Technology Teacher in September 2006 Why? It will be a new and exciting challenge and I like challenges Lifelong learning is important to me and I am ready for a change To apply knowledge gained in my MET degree Financial and retirement benefits Improves chances of success in post-retirement plans as supervisor/advisor to student teachers
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. ( Victor Hugo ) Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die, then life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly. ( Langston Hughes ) There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. ( Douglas Everett )