Course Listing: Integration Of Information & Computer Technology

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  • Integration Of Information & Computer Technology, Part 1

    Computer literacy is the new basic skill. Effectively using a computer in your classroom to increase your resources and enhance student skills is a great advantage to you as a teacher in a digital age. It is expected that you will have some computer experience, such as report cards and the curriculum planner, as the course will provide minimal instruction in computer skills. You will use a hands-on approach that will enable you, whether in elementary or secondary schools, to successfully integrate computer technologies across the curriculum. This course also provides a review of the basics of hardware and software and an exploration of materials, programs, and issues related to the integration of computer technology into your own curriculum. You will learn how to access and use relevant Internet resources, Web sites, and the use of programs such as desktop publishing. You will review criteria for choosing appropriate curriculum software for your classroom, investigate software that can be run on a variety of platforms, both Mac and PC, and explore ethical issues such as plagiarism, pornography, and hate on the Internet related to computer use in the classroom.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Integration Of Information & Computer Technology, Part 2

    Effective instructional technologies are critical to learning. In this course, you acquire the skills needed to proficiently use computers in your classroom. The aim is to help you improve your practice so that your students become more effective learners. This course provides advanced instruction in the use of the computer as a cross-curricular tool that complements both program and instruction. Computer-enhanced learning allows for student accommodations such as voice-to-text. It also enhances students’ skills in the use of word processing, desktop publishing, and information and retrieval systems (spreadsheets and databases) in both elementary and secondary schools. These skills will support Ministry and district directions of using numeracy/literacy across the curriculum. In this course, you will review educational Web sites which will allow you to access teacher-friendly resources, send e-mail to colleagues, familiarize yourself with censorship programs, download files, and design and build a Web page. You will also explore issues of integrating computer technology as a support to the regular classroom curriculum. You will examine ethical issues related to the use of computer technology in schools.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Integration Of Information & Computer Technology, Part 3 Specialist

    The Part 3 Specialist course further enhances your skills in instructional technologies focusing on the use of hardware and tool-based software, by building upon your foundation of Parts 1 and 2. This course emphasizes leadership across a division/department or school in advancing the integration of the computer into the school curriculum and classroom programs. You will be able to access and critique the viability of Web-enabled resources, and look at current research. You will examine how computer technology can be modified for a variety of learning styles including computer-assisted learning, and gender accommodations. You will have opportunities to connect cutting-edge technology and software to the school curriculum, analyze the implementation of the school’s computer plan with a view to future planning, develop computer-based curriculum units, and to develop leadership skills that enable you to deliver computer in-service programs and assistance for colleagues. You will explore ethical issues as they apply to computer technology in schools and school systems.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Integration of Information & Computer Technology in Instruction

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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