Integrating Technology in Developing Backwards Design K-5 Units for Science or Social Studies
Course Description: Teachers will learn the framework of backwards design unit development. Teachers will learn how to use an online forum (Moodle). Teachers will construct units that will be aligned with current Hartford School District curriculum, as well as familiarizing themselves with the Common Core and the NETS-S Standards. Teachers will research about Adult Knowledge and Student Misconceptions as it pertains to their unit. Teachers will develop an assessment that meets the standards of their unit. Teachers will create focusing questions and connected learning activities that support project or inquiry based learning and effective integration of technology. Teachers will develop a comprehensive list and description of resources to be used in implementing their unit. Teachers will use an online forum such as Moodle or Google Sites to construct their unit.
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Summer Techsploration 2012
Course Description: This new course is a blended learning experience, meaning that we will have some face to face classes, and some online lessons. In this course you will learn or continue to learn how you can incorporate technology tools like blogging, Twitter, Google Apps, and other Web 2.0 tools into your professional practice and curriculum, including connections to the Common Core. Through this course you will have the chance to learn more about how these tools are transforming the traditional classroom by capturing student interest and increasing creativity and productivity. Through the course you will read about schools that are successfully using technology, make connections with other educators around the country, contribute to the dialogue about technology and education today, and have a chance to play with some interesting web tools. As a culmination to the course you will have the chance to redesign an unit or lessons to include some of the new tools you have learned. If you’ve been wanting to brush up on new technology, or feel like you have no idea what I am talking about when I say Web 2.0--sign up for this course and end your summer feeling like a Tech Pro!
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