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Tentative Course Outline for Educational Technology for Administrators [3 units]

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, administrative decision-making, and management of data in schools. It further helps the administrator to use computers and other technologies in the performance of their responsibilities, and to define, develop, and demonstrate standards of ethics for technology and the use of technology in the schools.

Course Learning Objectives

Course participants will be able to:

  • make informed decisions about appropriate technologies for school use
  • understand the importance and role of multimedia technologies for
    • instructional support
    • administrative decision-making, and
    • management of data in schools
  • define, develop, and demonstrate standards of ethics for technology and the use of technology in the schools
  • use computers and other technologies in the performance of their responsibilities

Part I – Instructional Leadership

Week 1: [NETS-A: 1, 2]

  • Introductions; course overview; review syllabi and major assignments
  • What do school administrators need to know about technology in instruction?
  • Why should technology by used in instruction?

Week 2: [NETS-A: 2, 3, 5]

  • How are teachers using technology today?
  • What teaching strategies benefit from using technology?
  • What are examples of effective uses of technology?
  • Knowledge acquisition vs. knowledge expression

Week 3: [NETS-A: 2, 3, 5]

  • What do educators need to know to teach with technology?
  • Conditions that promote the effective use of technology by teachers
  • Professional development for teachers
  • TPCK Framework

Reflection 1 due


Part II – Administrative Leadership

Week 4: [NETS-A: 1, 2, 3]

  • Using data to improve student outcomes
  • Tools for analyzing data

Responses to reflection 1 due

Week 5: [NETS-A: 2, 3]

  • Technology to support instructional supervision
  • Evaluating teachers’ use of technology in instruction
  • Internet use policies

Reflection 2 due

Week 6: [NETS-A: 2, 3, 5]

  • Collaboration, communications and coordination
  • PowerPoint & school leaders

Responses to reflection 2 due

Midterm paper due


Part III – Technology Leadership

Week 7: [NETS-A: 1, 3]

  • Technical support
  • Managing technology
  • Developing technology plans and budgets

Reflection 3 due

Week 8: [NETS-A: 2, 5]

  • Copyright laws; technology ethics
  • Cyber security, privacy, and internet filtering

Responses to reflection 3 due

Week 9: [NETS-A: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

  • Administrators’ roles in technology
  • Lessons learned in integrating technology

Reflection 4 due

Week 10:

Final Projects Due

Responses to reflection 4 due

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