- 1. Course Syllabus Spring 2014 COURSE TITLE: Technology for TeachersCOURSE NUMBER: EDU 225-102CREDIT HOURS: 3 CLASS TIME AND LOCATION: Section 102 meets TTH 2:30 3:45 inNKM 117 INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn BrockmanOFFICE:ICE 212BPHONE: (417) 447-8180 OFFICE HOURS: I am in the TLC around 40 hours per week. Just call the office phone above or 447-8164 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, but you run the risk I may not be available. E-MAIL: email@example.comPREREQUISITE: Must be concurrently enrolled in a mathematics course.TEXTBOOK: Integrating Educational Technology Into Teaching, 6th edition Author: ROBLYER Edition: 6TH ISBN: 9780132612258 RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: USB headset with microphone (This course includes audio components.) Flash drive (Remember to save backup copies of coursework) There are readings in this textbook related to our study topics. Quizzes will be given each week over the reading. COURSE RATIONALE: As with many other professions, education is increasingly turning to technology, which provides learning opportunities otherwise unavailable. This course will help students, as future teachers, know how to evaluate and apply technology to enhance instruction. Coursework will focus on how to guide learners in using technology effectively. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to develop a technology-rich learning climate through practice and application.
2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students will learn how to integrate instructional technology into PreK-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology, and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of state and national standards for technology in education. 2. Demonstrate competency in technology operations and concepts by creating and editing documents using various software programs. 3. Demonstrate an awareness of current methods and strategies for using technology to maximize student learning. 4. Develop technology strategies to facilitate a variety of informal, formal and authentic assessment techniques. 5. Demonstrate the use of technology to enhance personal productivity and professional practice. 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology. COURSE CONTENT: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Technology operations and concepts. Technology to maximize student learning. Technology and use of informal and formal assessment techniques. Technology to enhance personal productivity and professional practice. Technology and social, ethical, legal and human issuesGRADING SCALE: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = less than 60% COURSE POLICIES This course contains several projects using various technological tools for the future teacher. Directions for completing course assignments are provided in the Lessons area of the Blackboard site. The final exam will be comprehensive of all content covered in this course, and it will take place the last day of class, July 26, 2013. GRADING: Assignments in this course are divided into two general categories, which carry the following weight in your final grade calculations: 3. Grading CategoriesFinal Exam, 20%Assignment Projects, 80 %Assignment Projects I have a desire that a student complete this course course with skills (as well as theory) about teaching with technology. Therefore, all six objectives of the course will be explored though projects. For example, while the student is exploring learning styles, the project may use an audio recording software or an online visual organizer... etc... Final Exam The final exam will consist of six essay questions from a test bank of twelve prior reviewed questions. The questions are based off of the six course objectives listed earlier in the syllabus.GRADE POSTING: Your confidential gradebook is kept in our Blackboard site instead of Pinnacle. Each assignment has a rubric within the Dropbox area to know how your assignments will be graded. Note: Quizzes are part of the Assignment Projects Grade. According to the Final Exam Schedule, the date for your Final Exam is Tuesday May 13 from 1:45 to 3:45 in our regular classroom, NKM 117 Also, encouraged in this class are Employability Skills which include the following characteristics: Punctuality Good attendance A cooperative and positive attitude Effective verbal and written communication skills. A strong work ethic. 4. Late Work ** No late homework will be accepted. The lowest two scores from the assignment project category will be dropped to accommodate emergencies. This policy is to prevent getting backed up for students and to also help with procrastination issues that I have seen over the years that I have taught this classAttendance I follow OTCs attendance policy, read below. Before you do, I want to point out the following graph taken from a Calculus class at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Notice as the number of absences increase, the grades sharply decrease. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ATTENDANCE AND MATH GRADE. GO TO CLASS!!! (Mine and your Math Class!)**LATE WORK: I will NOT accept late work. However, I will drop the lowest two scores and will assign reasonable completion time to accommodate issues. Usually all assignments are due two classes after assigned (class after next) so that projects are given time to ask questions. It is up to YOU, the student, to keep up with your work since you get this extra time. Late work will be rarely accepted (on an emergency basis only). It is very difficult to get a full grasp of the topic when trying to catch up. I have rarely gotten late work of the same quality as one that was turned in on time. Quality is what makes better teachers and prevents problems later. 5. OTC POLICIES ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: All students are expected to be present for their scheduled classes and labs. Regular attendance and participation are required. Absences will be considered justified and excusable only in cases of emergencies, serious illness or death in the immediate family. ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE: It is the policy of the College that a student will be administratively withdrawn from a course due to lack of attendance in seated classes or nonparticipation in online classes (Policy 5.36). The number of absences that will result in administrative withdrawal from this class is 10 total days or six consecutive classes, (two consecutive calendar weeks). Students should be aware that administrative withdrawal for lack of attendance or nonparticipation may reduce the amount of financial aid they receive, delay their graduation or necessitate repayment of aid already received and does not relieve their obligation to pay all tuition and fees due to the College. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT : Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position. Any person having inquiries concerning OTCs compliance with these regulations may contact Julia Edwards, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802, 417.447.8188. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): Any student should notify this instructor immediately if special assistance or devices are needed to accommodate a disability. This College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and makes every effort to ensure disabled persons admitted to the College as students or employed by the College are afforded all the rights and privileges provided to them by State and Federal law.To request academic accommodations for a disability, contact Disability Support Services at 417.447.8189 or in ICE 127. Students are required to provide documentation of disability to Disability Support Services prior to receiving accommodations. DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES: Disability Support Services has been designated by the college as the primary office to guide, counsel and assist students with disabilities. If you receive services through the Disability Support Services Office and require accommodations for this class, make an appointment with your instructor as soon as possible to discuss your approved accommodation needs. Bring your Accommodation Memo provided by the DSS Office to the appointment. Your instructor will hold any information you share in strictest confidence. Academic and Course Grade Appeal: The College has established an equitable and orderly process to resolve academic dissatisfaction at the College. This may include final grades, instructional procedures, attendance, instructional quality and situations related to academic issues. For more information concerning the Academic and Course Grade Appeal procedure, 6. please refer to the Student Handbook. Note: the student handbook is the last part of hte course catalog in the student handbook link. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR NON-ACADEMIC ISSUES:Students having complaints, other than grade appeals or academic dissatisfaction, which cannot readily be resolved through normal channels, may bring their complaints to the Dean of Student Development. If the Dean of Student Development cannot satisfactorily resolve the complaint, the student may request the matter be referred to the College Student Grievance Committee. The chairperson will convene the committee. The committee will hear the complaint and make a recommendation for resolution to the College president. The decision of the College president shall be final. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Academic integrity represents one of the most essential elements of the teaching and learning process. All members of the OTC community are expected to fulfill their academic obligations through honest and independent effort. By submitting coursework to your instructor as an OTC student, you pledge that the work is truly your own. Violations of academic integritywhich include but are not limited to cheating, collusion, plagiarism, and other forms of academic misconductdamage your personal character and thwart your instructors ability to promote your learning. As an OTC student, you are responsible for knowing and following the Colleges policies and procedures regarding academic integrity. These guidelines and more information related to academic integrity are available in the Student Handbook, on the OTC Academic Integrity Web page, and in College Policy 5.15.The College recognizes that academic integrity is complex and can be confusing. Therefore, you are obligated to review these information sources carefully and to seek needed clarification from your instructor concerning questions of collaborative work, citation of sources, or other issues related to academic integrity. Note: the student handbook is the last part of hte course catalog in the student handbook link. DROPPING A CLASS: It is your responsibility to understand the Colleges procedure for dropping a class. If you stop attending this class but do not follow proper procedure for dropping the class, you will receive a failing grade. To drop a class, complete the necessary form in Student Services or via the Access OTC tab in MyOTC. Failure to properly withdraw from classes can have a detrimental effect on your grade point average and your future educational goals. See the College Website or contact Student Services for drop deadlines. COMPUTER USE EXPECTATIONS FOR SEATED COURSES: In todays computer based society, it is imperative that students develop computer based skills. Therefore, Ozarks Technical Community College students will be expected to use technology to assist them in the learning process. At a minimum, students will be expected to log on to the online learning platform where the course syllabus and faculty information are located. In a seated course, the time spent in class should be the primary venue used to deliver the content of the course as stated in the course abstract. The manner in which that content is delivered in the classroom is left to the discretion of the instructor. In a seated course, the administering of course assessments (other than traditional assessments including, but not limited to, research papers, essays, mathematical problem sets, etc.) should be conducted primarily during the regularly-scheduled class periods. The manner in which those assessments are administered is left to the discretion of the instructor. The use of assessments (administered online) outside the regularly-scheduled 7. class periods are acceptable provided the following criteria are met:(1)the number of assessments are conducted on a limited basis and (2) the percentage of the course grade comprised by the online assessments is kept to a minimum.*** NOTE *** There will be some Thursdays on the Schedule, where I am scheduled to be in a very important teaching strategies meeting with instructors and administrators of OTC. The Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Steve Bishop, approved that I have alternate or online exercises that are technology oriented as exercises in exchange for class times on these dates. These lessons will most likely be online and will involve online learning practices. On these days we will not meet in the classroom. Instead we will meet in the online environment.