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Week #
Brief summary of topics to be covered.
(Click on the Week # for expanded description.)
| 1 |

Introduction to the course. A unifying theme for the course is integration of ICT into curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the professional work of teachers in order to improve the education of students and the professional lives and careers of teachers. At a more theoretical level, we will focus on the Craft and Science of Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis on roles of ICT in this endeavor. The DAE2 course has a major focus on helping you to become an independent, self-sufficient, lifetime learner, always working to build your capacity to be a very high quality teacher.

| 2 |

The future of ICT in education. We spent time on the future of ICT in DAE 1, where we emphasized exponential rates of change and Moore's "Law." We will review this work, and we will focus it on the specific topics being emphasized this term. We will address the question: What constitutes a good, modern education at the K-12 level, in light of continued rapid progress in ICT and in the Craft and Science of Teaching and Learning?

I can predict with considerable confidence that the gap between the "state of the art" of ICT in education theory and practice, and what is actually implemented in schools, will continue to grow. Thus, there will be an increasingly large "unachieved potential" for ICT in education to significantly help in the improvement of education. This is a challenge to all educators, and especially to ICT in education leaders. (Dave Moursund, April 2002)

Curriculum Mapping. Students completing the DAE2 course have the ICT knowledge and skills to reverse the trend, to narrow the gap between the potentials and the "actuals" of ICT in education. This requires a careful analysis of the curriculum goals in the school and school district where you are teaching. You must do a curriculum mapping--a careful alignment of the curriculum goals and objectives in your school and school district with your goals for ICT in education. Via curriculum alignment you can simultaneously accomplish the school and district goals, and the goals of ICT in education.

Staff Development. What staff development is needed to achieve the goal of substantially increasing the integration of ICT into curriculum, instruction, and assessment? An introduction to staff development, with an emphasis on one-on-one staff development.

Here is a 11/5/01 email message from an Oregon secondary school Computer Coordinator.

From: Jan Rose <rosej@lasalle.pvt.k12.or.us>

Reply-To: or-it-math@lists.uoregon.edu

To: or-it-math@lists.uoregon.edu

Subject: Re: or-it-math: teacher inservice

I agree that we have resources that are not being used to their fullest.

However, after teaching computer in grade school for 12 years and being the Computer Coordinator in a high school for 7 years (GEE I'M OLD!), I don't think that classes nor seminars really get the job done. What has been MOST effective for me has been to find a teacher who wants to learn the technology and teach THAT person individually. Then, THAT teacher will share with colleagues; and, I have found that within 2-3 months 3-4 other teachers will want to do JUST what that teacher is doing. It's amazing how it has worked over, and over, and over again.

This DEFINITELY is a slow process, but it's better than no movement at all.

Jan Rose

| 3 |

Note: Class will not meet on Thursday April 17.

Class will insead meet on Tuesday April 22.

I will be in Phoenix, Arizona during Week # 3. Therefore, I have arranged a class time switch with Johnnie Mullin. My Week # 3 class meeting will actually occur on Tuesday April 22 at the time her class usually meets. Her April 22 class meeting will be on Thursday April 17 at the time my class usually meets.

Grant Writing, Part 1. An introduction to and overview of grant writing and other ways to obtain resources for technology in education at the level of your individual classwork or your school. Note that one usually is attempting to obtain resources to implement ideas that have been developed in some sort of strategic planning process. That is, Long-Range Strategic Planning and Needs Assessment are both important aspects of grant writing.

| 4 |

Northwest Council for Computer Education. The conference is being held in Portland, Oregon this year. In lieu of a class meeting, the expectation is that class members will attend the conference.

| 5 |

Grant Writing, Part 2. We will focus on evaluation of proposals. During the class time, class members will evaluate two different proposals.

| 6 |

Artificial Intelligence. We will cover a number of the main ideas in Moursund's short book on AI in education.

| 7 |

Potpourri. Class members will give presentations and lead discussions on topics of their own choice. Details are given in the Reading Assignment for Week # 7.

| 8 |

Inventing your future of ICT in education. We spent a week on "futures" in DAE1. Here we revisit the topic. The focus is on what an individual can do to invent his/her own future of ICT in education, help shape the future of his/her students, help shape the future of his/her school, and so on.

| 9 |

Staff Development school site team term projects. Each team will have approximately 20- 25 minutes to present a report.

| 10 |

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving team term projects. . Each team will have approximately 40 -45 minutes to present their work.

| 11 |

Exit Interview. Week 11 is Final Exam Week. We will not be having a final exam. But, as in fall term, we will have "Exit Interviews" that will include discussions about things you have learned in this and other courses, and your other experiences in the teacher education program. This is a graded activity. A sign up sheet will be available in the Week 9 class meeting.

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