Computer Applications for Curriculum & Instruction 
 Course Syllabus (CECS 5500.054)
Spring 2000

Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek Class: Tuesdays, 6:30 until 9:30 in Duncanville
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Description:

This course is for K-12 educators who are interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning. Its focus is on the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TA-TEKS), how they can be correlated with other TEKS content areas, and how units of instruction can be developed to appropriately integrate technology into daily classroom practice. Participants should gain a greater understanding of the Technology Applications TEKS and how to introduce them into the curriculum.
Participants are required to attend all local sessions of the class plus two additional group meetings at the beginning and end of class, the latter of which is the day the student will make his/her project presentation.

Requirements:

All are expected to participate in discussions, complete pre-post WWW and Information Technology attitude assessments, complete assignments plus a newsletter (500 word) writeup, and give one class presentation. There will be no examinations. The last assignment will be to produce a unit of instruction lesson plan for a selected Technology Integration activity, submit it in printed and machine readable form and post it to the class; then deliver a "show and tell" presentation to the class about your lesson plan (approximately 5 minutes in duration).

Grading:

A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows:
Assignments 60 points
Newsletter Writeup 10 points
Presentation 10 points
Participation  10 points
Attitude pre-post 10 points
Total
100 points
Letter grades will be the higher grade resulting from the following two standards:
>90
A
A
top 10%
>=80 & <90
B
B
next 20%
>=70 & <80
C
C
next 40%
>=60 & <70
D
D
next 20%
<60
F
F
last 10%

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