Apply Today: Technology for the 21st Century Classroom Certificate
Ashland University understands the importance of improving technology skills to meet the needs of 21st century learners. On January 14, 2013 Ashland University will begin offering a Technology for the 21st Century Classroom Certificate.
The online 12-hour certificate will address such topics as mobile technologies, Web 2.0 tools, cloud-based technology, 1:1 computing within the PK-12 classroom.
For a limited time courses will be offered at a professional development rate to support non-degree seeking teachers with the opportunity to develop these necessary skills.
EDCI 522: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom (3hrs)
This course provides teachers with an overview of how theoretical and curricular foundations have evolved to form the current 21st century model of classroom instruction. It provides practical instruction on how key technologies are being utilized to meet the needs of the 21st century student. It combines a theoretical framework for technology integration that finds praxis with critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. The meshing of instructional methods, curriculum, and technology are the thematic focal points of content with a practical emphasis on learning how these technologies work.
EDCI 536: Instructional Design (3hrs)
This course introduces teachers to the process and foundations of instructional design. Teachers will apply the instructional design process and current research on teaching and learning to plan, design, and model effective learning environments supported by technology while supporting the diverse needs of all learners.
EDCI 537: Issues & Concerns Relating to Educational Technology (3hrs)
This course offers teachers the understanding of social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in P-12 schools and assist students in applying the understanding in their practice. This course focuses on four main areas: (a) legal and ethical practice related to technology use, (b) application of technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities, (c) promotion of safe and healthy technology resources, and (d) facilitation of equitable access to technology resources for all students.
EDCI 538: Methods for Integrating Technology (3hrs)
This course provides teachers with foundations in implementing curriculum plans for schools and school districts. This course focuses on methods and strategies for utilizing technology to maximize student learning with an emphasis also placed on applying technology to enhance and improve personal productivity and professional practice. Teachers will implement and manage on online learning environment.