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Integration of Technology in the Classroom

Part 1

Integration of Information and Computer Technology in the Classroom Part 1, including its modular format, will provide teachers with skills in exploring information and communication technology and making curriculum connections.

This Additional Qualification course is an introductory course primarily intended for elementary and secondary teachers who are interested in learning how to extend and enrich students’ learning through information and communication technology. It focuses on the theory and practice underpinning the delivery of curriculum through the integration of information and communication technology within the classroom setting.

The course, including its modular format, is open to all elementary and secondary school teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies.

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Part 2

Integration of Information and Computer Technology Part 2 provides participants with an in-depth exploration of information and communication technology issues as they relate to education, and strengthens practical information and communication technology skills and knowledge, within the classroom and whole school context.

The course is based on an in-depth knowledge of information and communication technology to support the curriculum and to promote the use of computers as an educational tool to extend and enrich students’ learning in important and unique ways. Participants will have opportunities to reflect, communicate, and apply their learning through practical experiences.

This course is open to all elementary and secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies and who have completed Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction Part 1 or the equivalent and one year of successful teaching experience.

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Part 3

Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist develops teachers’ skills in providing leadership in the understanding and application of conceptual frameworks for the integration of information and computer technology in instruction. Participants will model the implementation of current Ontario curriculum and government policies relevant to the integration of information and computer technology in instruction. In addition, participants will develop the knowledge and skills to provide leadership in program planning, development, implementation strategies and frameworks for the integration of information and computer technology in instruction.

Practical experiences will provide participants with opportunities to reflect, communicate, and apply their learning.

This course is open to all elementary and secondary teachers who have a basic qualification in general studies or technological studies and who have completed Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction Part 1 and 2. In addition, candidates must possess, at least two years of experience in the field of Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction.

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Modules

Social Networking and Personal Learning Environments

  • Why engage in social media?
  • Myth vs. reality for professionals
  • Tools that enhance social media
  • Safety measures
  • Distinguishing between professional presence and Teaching Tools
  • Knowing the law
  • Defining a personal Learning Environment (PLE)
  • Understanding the benefits professionally
  • Creating and curating a personal learning environment

Surfing and the Digital Learner

  • What is "surface surfing," or surfing without substance
  • Examining statistics, research, and data about online behavior
  • Examining videos/examples of provocative media samples (age appropriate)
  • Examining lessons and units that explore media literacy and engage critical thinking skills

PD and Collaboration 

  • Explore online professional development spaces
  • Participation in an online PLC/PLN/CLC
  • Examining a professional learning plan through the use of online resources
  • Creation of an online collaboration space
  • Creation and distribution of an online survey
  • Creation of an online feedback space
  • Participation in discussion

eLearning and OERB 

  • Examining eLearning Ontario’s mandate
  • Registration for eCommunity
  • Participation in an online eCommunity through eLearning Ontario
  • Learn how to find and retrieve resources using the OERB
  • Assessing the utility and quality of resources found in the OERB
  • Integrating resources found in the OERB into lesson planning

Google and Online Publishing

  • Creation of a Google account
  • Creation of a Google Document and share with class
  • Creation of a Google Form/Survey and share with class
  • Create a Google Presentation Tutorial about how to use Google Docs
  • Presentation creation
  • Presentation/tutorial creation
  • Sharing
  • Posting
  • Publishing
  • Effective considerations of assessment, evaluation, and reporting
  • Organizing assessment data
  • Grading and reporting on learning and achievement
  • Special cases that may impact evaluation and reporting
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