Portland State University

Graduate School of Education/Continuing Education

Course Information:  K4128LG Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2011 (one credit)

Term: Spring Term 2012

Instructor:  Darren Hudgins, 503-625-0501, darren@oetc.org

Course Description:

The purpose of OETC Instructional Technologies Strategies Conference (ITSC) is to provide a chance for participants to think, explore, and develop overall strategies that enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.  The conference is not primarily "hands-on" in the sense that the participants come away with new software fluency.  Rather, it is a "brains-on" time that provides examination, reflection, strategizing and discussion.  EVERY workshop and session is required to have a strong focus on two components:

Hands-on exploration.  All participants have a wireless laptop and are connected to the Internet.  So it is essential that we incorporate technology skills into the program, and not only model how to use the tools, but allow the participants to experience them as well.

Effective professional development strategies. Actively engaging the learners in exploration, collaboration and interaction rather than “sage on the stage”. Following the research on the brain and learning.

Required Instructional Materials:  

  1. Laptop computer with internet browser.  
  2. ITSC 2012 website: http://itsc.oetc.org
  3. Schoology (Learning Management System) http://schoology.com
  4. Schoology Student Login Access Code: PDV8F-G3JT8

Course Objective:  

ITSC 2012 will utilize wireless technology tools in the effective integration of technology and content in the classroom or job.  In this one credit course, students will demonstrate the ability to learn and apply some to all of the following tools and/or theories in their educational journey:

  • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom (podcasting, blogs, wiki, RSS)
  • Digital Storytelling Integration
  • Differentiation Utilizing Technology
  • Administrative Leadership/Building Infrastructure
  • Classroom Web Presence, Internet Safety, Writing and Communicating Online
  • 21st Century Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
  • Technology Centered Classroom, 1:1
  • Cloud Based Computing, Mobile Learning, Web 2.0 tools, Social Media
  • Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and Technology
  • 21st Century Literacy
  • Various hardware technologies for the classroom

Class Schedule: 

All one credit (K4128LG) students must participate in:

  1. Both Keynotes,
  2. At least one of the two AL Workshops (I and II),
  3. At least one of the two AL Sessions (I and II),

Optional but highly encouraged:

  1. Pre-conference, Vendor Experts and Integration team time.

Detailed schedule and times can be found here: http://itsc.oetc.org/schedule

Grading Scale :

Attend ITSC 2012 and participate in this (100 point possible) online course at http://schoology.com where you will be asked to complete the following:

  1. Attend required class schedule and ITSC conference evaluation form (30 points)
  2. Create a profile (10 points)
  3. Respond to an ITSC post created by instructor. (10 points)
  4. Post a topic that you need help on with regards to EdTech in your educational environment (10 points),
  5. Offer a solution to another students ‘help post’ (15 points)
  6. Write a personal blog post highlighting three new things you learned while attending ITSC 2011. (25 points)
  7. Course must be completed on the Schoology course (ITSC 2012 –One credit course) by 11:59 pm on March 13, 2012.

Final grades will be posted in your Schoology course page by March 27, 2012.

Final PSU grades will be posted based on PSU Spring Course Deadlines:

http://www.pdx.edu/registration/academic-calendar - 2011-2012


PSU Student Grade Reports: https://banweb.pdx.edu/pls/oprd/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin

Information on how to access PSU Grades: http://www.pdx.edu/ceed/information-for-students

PSU GSE Policies:

Late Action Plans and Schoology requirements will not be accepted.

Absence, tardiness at ITSC will result in not being eligible for credit.

Conference and online environment demeanor and courtesy: Because students may not share the same opinions on different topics in this course, it is important that we remember to respect the opinions and ideas of others.  We expect all students to show respect and courtesy for all members of this class at all times. Recognize that the entire class reads what you post in our online environment so you are expected to display appropriate public behavior.

Academic integrity: Proscribed Conduct by Portland State University

The following constitutes conduct as proscribed by Portland State University for which a student or student organization or group is subject to disciplinary action:

(1) Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures or other University activities, including the University's public service functions or other authorized activities on University-owned or -controlled property, or any other location where teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures or other University activities take place.

(2) All forms of academic dishonesty, cheating, and fraud, including but not limited to: (a) plagiarism, (b) the buying and selling of course assignments and research papers, (c) performing academic assignments (including tests and examinations) for other persons, (d) unauthorized disclosure and receipt of academic information and (e) falsification of research data.

Disability Access Information: Students needing an accommodation pursuant to federal, state or institutional education regulations should immediately inform the course instructor. Students with conditions affecting their abilities will be referred to The Disability Resource Center (503-725-4150, TTY or Relay 503-725-4178) to document their disability. That office will provide appropriate support and services.

GSE Vision Statement: Preparing professionals to meet our diverse community’s lifelong educational needs.

GSE Goals and Purposes:

Prepare our candidates to provide leadership in:

  1. Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • To work in diverse settings
  • To create inclusive and therapeutic environments
  1. Research-Based Practices and Professional Standards
  • To critically analyze and implement research-based practices
  • To demonstrate appropriate professional knowledge, skills, & dispositions
  1.  Impacting Learning and Development
  • To ensure all learners and clients succeed
  • To use technology to enhance learning
  • To influence policy and provide leadership for organizations.
  1. Evidence-Informed Decision Making
  • To use evidence to address problems of practice and make educational and therapeutic decisions.