Utilizing Technology for Learning in the 21st Century Classroom   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 556 - Utilizing Technology for Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

3 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the epistemologies, pedagogies, and learning theories that impact the development of an integrated Science, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts curriculum unit. Topics in these content areas will be approached through hands-on learning, critical thinking, and using the community as a real-world text to design and implement effective learning experiences for diverse classroom environments. Students will also develop an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice by creating a thematic unit that demonstrates their ability to think creatively, plan instruction based on statewide standards, and utilize school and community resources. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and academically diverse learners, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched.