Class Schedule

Date Course  SUNY Course Number
Sept. 6 – Oct. 22 2015 Course 1 EDT 607
Nov. 1 – Dec. 17 2015 Course 2 EDT 606
Feb. 7 – March 17, 2016 Course 3 EDT 604
Sept. 18 – Nov. 3, 2016 Course 4 EDT 603
Feb. 5 – May 7th, 2017
(Final Course Project)
Course 5 EDT 601

Course 1: Information Literacy and Ourselves as Learners
(SUNY: EDT 607, Heritage: CM401v)
A foundation course, introducing learners to the methods of information literacy in the 21st century. Independent learning requires that students and teachers are able to evaluate the authenticity, relevance and bias of information that inundates us. Tools and strategies for teachers and students for accessing, filtering, evaluating and applying information will be addressed. This course will address meta-cognition and an awareness of how we learn in a digital landscape. Students will be provided with strategies for reflective practice and using prior knowledge to build understanding and deal with new technology.

Course 2: 21st Century Literacy Ideas, Questions, and Issues
(SUNY: EDT 606, Heritage: CM401w)
The 21st Century learner had been bombarded with new technology, access to wide ranging global communication, and a plethora of information. Accompanying this new world of learning are ethical, moral, social, and emotional considerations that are changing the way in which our students are interacting with the world. This course will explore current issues inherent in our technological world.

Course 3: Visual Literacy: Effective Communicators and Creators
(SUNY: EDT 604, Heritage: CM401x)
The curriculum of design and attention to aesthetic has always been the property of the visual arts, however as so much our media is now consumed and created electronically a new set of visual literacies have emerged. Awareness of how an audience interacts with that medium and how to take advantage of this to strengthen their message or purpose for communication will be addressed.

Course 4: Technology: A Catalyst for Learning
(SUNY: EDT 603, Heritage: CM401y)
Research based best practice for the embedded use of technology for learning will be shared and practiced. The focus will be on the habits that provide students with the ability to use technology for its greatest learning advantage. The best use of laptop computers, tablets, etc will be addressed as embedded tools to foster optimum learning of the curriculum. The optimal use of communication tools such as podcasts, blogs, social-networks, Google Docs, and videos will be addressed with tips for management and strategies to promote maximum learning in classrooms.

Course 5: Alive in the Classroom: Applied Web 2.0 Technology for Learning 
(SUNY: EDT 601, Heritage: CM401y)
The course will be about the classroom application, and reflection on the use of web 2.0 technology in the classroom. Participants will be asked to create a plan for the embedded use of technology to foster learning, share with the group and offer feedback on their cohorts’ embedded use of technology for learning. Did the use of technology lead to deeper learning?


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