Teaching 2.0 Pilot Emphasis
Emerging Technology Meets Progressive Pedagogy
The world is changing. Globalization has influenced almost every aspect of society. Cell phones, texting, and the web, specifically social tools, have impacted business, politics, and the media and changed the way we communicate. For better or worse, it is inevitable that education will be impacted as well. As educators, we need to develop a vision of education that empowers teachers and students to collaborate, inquire, and create as they explore meaningful ideas.
This is not an educational technology graduate program. It is about more than technology tools. Instead, this strand focuses on helping educators transform their teaching. It is about harnessing these tools to foster creativity, inquiry, and problem solving. It is about exploring a variety of research-based teaching models and assessment techniques. It is about creating a meaningful and progressive curriculum that mixes student passions with educational standards.
The courses specific to the Teaching 2.0 strand engage participants as a community, exploring ways to use emerging technology to engage students in authentic and meaningful educational experiences. Projects in these courses focus directly on applications in your teaching environment. Click here for course descriptions and the course sequence.
For additional information or academic advising, please contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department to schedule an appointment with the Graduate Program Coordinator.
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