Technology and the School Environment
This course addresses the six Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA) developed by the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Those standards expect school leaders to: Inspire the development of a shared vision of comprehensive integration of technology and foster a school environment and culture conducive to the realization of that vision. Ensure that curricular design, instructional strategies, and learning environments integrate appropriate technologies that maximize learning and teaching. Apply technology in ways that enhance professional practice and increase the school leader’s personal productivity as well as the productivity of others. Provide direction for the integration of technology tools into productive learning and administrative systems. Use technology to facilitate a comprehensive system of effective assessment and evaluation. Understand the social, legal, and ethical issues related to technology and apply that understanding in practice. Topics will also include a review of current state programs and long-range plans for school-related technology applications; computer basics; emerging technologies and their applications; productivity tools; using technology to enhance communications and manage information; using technology to change classroom/school learning environments, teacher roles, and traditional power relationships; software review, selection, and licensing; and issues related to equity and open access.
Prerequisite(s): MED 6102