This 18 credit Educational Technology Specialization provides
courses that leads to endorsement as Technology Integration Specialist
in Vermont schools for those educators that are already licensed to
teach in the state. All six courses are available online and therefore
provide easy access for busy professionals. This series of courses can
also lead to a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction in
Education and offer one an opportunity to become a technology literate
Because of the online delivery of these courses, one must have
access to the Internet, understand file and folder organization, the
ability to upload document files and graphics, and a basic
understanding of how to use a word processor.
Program of Study
These courses can be taken in any order and are offered on a
basis each semester.
|Fall 2013 & 2014
Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning
This course engages educators in a student-centered, active learning
experience using technology resources and tools to promote questioning,
critical thinking and problem solving skills. During this inquiry-based
course, educators will have an opportunity to learn about technology
resources & tools that support inquiry-based learning in all
disciplines and design an activity for the students or teachers they
instructor of this course, Lucie deLabruere for information.
|Fall 2013 &
Differentiated Instruction with Technology
This course explores ways that technologies can support
learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
With an emphasis on differentiating instruction to ensure appropriate
educational opportunities for all learners, this course introduces
universal design and the use of adaptive and assistive technologies.
Contact the instructor
this course, Tim Fox for information.
Schooling, and Society
This course explores the influences of technology on schooling and
society. Using sociological, historical, and philosophical frameworks,
course participants will consider ways that the proliferation and use
of information technologies presents both challenges and opportunities
for teachers, learners, and community members. With a particular focus
on changing roles due to information access, this course examines
issues of equity, cultural diversity, student empowerment, community
relationships, and the transformation of traditional schooling
instructor of this course, Colleen MacKinnon for information.
Please note that if you are in the Masters Degree
this course can count as one of your foundation courses.
Learning Theory, Instructional Design, and
This course explores learning-theory research and its applications for
technology-enriched, standards-based units of study. Students will
study theories of constructivism, multiple intelligences, and other
research related to how people learn. Participants will learn how
technology applications can be used to create learning environments
that strengthen problem-solving skills, and encourage communication,
collaboration, and reflection. Using instructional design strategies
explored in this course, participants will develop a standards-based
unit of study that strategically integrates technology and meets
national and state educational technology standards and assessments.
instructor of this course, Maureen Neumann for information.
|Summer 2013 & 2014
Current Topics in Assessment & Technology
This course investigates current topics of assessment & technology
in the PreK-16 environment. Students will cover assessment basics, the
role of technology in education, information and knowledge management,
and methods for integrating technology into assessment practice.
Students will learn about specific cases of technology and assessment
and will interact as an online community. As part of the course,
students will conduct an action research project that investigates the
use of technology in an educational environment.
this course, Carol Vallett for information.
|Summer 2013 & 2014
Teacher Leadership in Technology Integration
This online course targets teachers interested in leadership around
technology integration. This includes teacher leadership in technology
planning for school and district level, planning and implementing
integration strategies, and development and dissemination of
professional development in local and regional venues in Vermont.
Through the assignments, basic troubleshooting of hardware, software
and computer networking is addressed, as well as HTML in the context of
web-based authoring and programming tools. Overall, the course seeks to
explore the roles that teacher leaders inhabit, and how these roles can
energize other classroom teachers and build a community of active
participants in school technology programs. Participants in this course
will study the means to foster leadership around the planning and
development of solid goals for their school technology needs..
Contact the instructor of this
course, Lucie deLabruere for information.
This course, ePortfolios for Learning and Assessment
also a required course for a Masters Degree in Curriculum and
Instruction in the Educational Technology Specialization.
ePortfolios for Learning and Assessment
In this course students work independently to learn how to create an
electronic portfolio to demonstrate and assess their knowledge and
proficiency in the field of educational technology. As a final
product, participants will build an ePortfolio in a tool of their
Contact the instructor
of this course, Sandra Lathem
Individual or a series of courses can be taken. One does not
need to be
enrolled in a specific program of study. However, for those interested
in applying to a degree program, please contact Maureen Neumann for
information. For an application to the Masters Degree you must apply
through the graduate college. You can find an application and other
relevant information on
To register for any of the educational technology courses go to the Division of
Continuing Education website.
To register for C&I graduate courses go to the Office of the Registrar.
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