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Increasing ICT Expertise

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Syllabus for Half-Day Workshop

Dr. Dave Moursund has been working in the computers in education field for more than 30 years.

The purpose of this workshop is to help broaden the participants' insights into planning for and implementing computer-oriented preservice and inservice teacher education programs of study.

This workshop is supported by a Website located at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/
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Activity 1: Get started by handing out the handouts and having the participants organize themselves into groups of three to four people. These groups will be used in a number of group discussion activities.

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Activity 2: Have the workshop facilitator and each of the participants briefly introduce themselves. The introductions should focus on each persons interest in and involvement with planning and implementing preservice and inservice teacher education programs in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education.

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Activity 3: Consider the following diagram that indicates that there are things that people can do better than computers, and vice versa. For example, computers can play chess better than people, but people can read body language to recognize a person's emotional state better than computers. In small groups, share your insights into this diagram and its educational implications.

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Activity 4: This workshop makes extensive use of the 7-point scale given below. We will discuss the meaning of each of the scale points. As we do this, make an effort to do a self-evaluation of your overall level of expertise in the field of ICT in education.

  1. Novice; a beginner
  2. Very low
  3. Average current teacher
  4. ISTE NETS for Teachers
  5. Well qualified school CC
  6. Well qualified district CC
  7. National or world class

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Activity 5: Examine the Topic 1 Self-Assessment Instrument. Self-assess yourself on the first two questions in this instrument. Then, in small groups share your insights gained by use of the first two questions in this instrument, and discuss the educational implications of your insights.

 

Break (10 minutes)

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Activities 6, 7, 8, and 9: As time permits, repeat Activity 5, but use the Topic 2, Topic 3, Topic 4, and Topic 5 Self-Assessment Instruments.

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Activity 10: Briefly discuss the scale of work and the needed qualifications of a person functioning at the level of a 5, 6, or 7 on the 7-point scale.

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Activity 11: Browse the Webpage: A discussion of what preservice teachers can do to build their ICT in teacher education expertise, along with short list of Web-based resources.

 

Take a look at the Oregon Technology in Education Council Website.

 

Participate in a whole class discussion on these topics.

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Activity 12: Final questions and closure.

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