Course: EED 515. Learning Technologies (3)
Prerequisite: Intent to Apply or Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; Corequisite: EED 500/EPC 500. This course addresses technology-driven skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates need to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate instructional tools and software programs to teach to the California Core State Standards (CA-CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), including those for STEM/STEAM education and diverse student populations. It is designed to provide teacher candidates with models of instruction consistent with learning technology research and our current understanding of learning processes, opportunities to develop related STEM/STEAM practices, and skills in implementing collaborative lessons and units of study to lay a foundation for K-5 students to develop into technologically literate citizens. In addition, teacher candidates will explore and apply the various dimensions of teacher knowledge, including curriculum frameworks and instructional tools and software curriculum materials; students’ alternative conceptions; and teaching strategies. Teacher candidates will apply key practices to the specific content demands of the new curriculum based on the International Society for Technology in Education National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. They will develop strategies for teaching children of widely differing cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, developmental levels and learning styles, as well as students with special learning needs to provide all children equal access to the elementary curriculum.