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A 6-unit certificate offered in a hybrid format (online and classroom-based).


Certificate
Program
Program Goal:


Prepare educational administrators and staff to lead development and implementation of a comprehensive technology integration process to promote excellence and support educational transformation throughout their organization. Following ISTE NETS-A* guidelines, the certificate curriculum seeks to inspire and facilitate a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital-age (i.e., 21st century) resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

* ISTE NETS-A: International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators
 

Certificate Program Objectives:

  1. Collaborate to establish metrics, collect and analyze data [NETS-A: 1, 3, 4]
  2. Model and promote digital age (i.e., 21st century) teaching and learning [NETS-A: 2, 3, 5]
  3. Define, develop, and demonstrate standards of ethics for technology and the use of technology in the schools [NETS-A: 2, 3, 5]
  4. Use computers and other technologies in the performance of administrative and leadership responsibilities [NETS-A: 1, 3, 4]
  5. Ability to communicate verbally and visually [NETS-A: 3]
  6. Understand the importance and role of multimedia technologies for instructional support, administrative decision-making, and management of data in schools [NETS-A: 2, 3]
  7. Plan for educational technology innovation [NETS-A: 1, 3, 4]
  8. Make informed decisions about appropriate technologies for school use [NETS-A: 1, 3, 4]
  9. Facilitate and promote learning communities [NETS-A: 1, 3, 5] 

Curriculum:


Educational Technology for Administrators [3 units]

Starting Fall 2010. Complete the form to sign up.
This course enables the educational leader to develop the ability to make informed decisions about appropriate technologies for school use, understand the importance and role of multi-media technologies for instructional support [3], administrative decision-making, and management of data in schools [1]. It further helps the administrator to use computers and other technologies in the performance of their responsibilities [2], and to define, develop, and demonstrate standards of ethics for technology and the use of technology in the schools [4]. See expanded course outline on reverse side. (view outline)

Planning Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms [1 unit] [LINC098.02]

Instructor: Michael Simkins
Wednesday, January 5, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks
Designed for school administrators and instructional leaders, this course is an introduction to using information and computer technology (ICT) for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms [2]. Topics emphasize building a balanced case for technology use, strategies for technology integration, and creating conditions that promote the use of technology for learning [4, 5].

Using Multimedia for Effective Communication [1 unit] [LINC080A01]

Instructor: Steven McGriff
Wednesday, February 2, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks
This multimedia production course is designed for educators and provides an introduction to visual design principles, visualization techniques, and theories used to communicate complex verbal and visual information [2]. Participants will use a variety of multimedia tools to design, develop, and produce visual materials [3], such as presentations, documents, and reports that follow sound principles of graphic design and instructional message design. [4, 5]

Data Analysis Tools for Administrators [1 unit] [LINC095C01]

Instructor: Michael Simkins
Wednesday, March 2, 5pm-8pm and then online for 3 weeks
Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets are powerful spreadsheet applications that can support school administrators’ collaboration to establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance and student learning [1]. Additional uses include tracking expenditures, budget development, meeting planning [5], and parent communication [3].


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