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EDU 560 Using Technology for Instruction and Assessment (5435) (3 credits)

Students will investigate how current and emerging technologies can be used to enhance instruction and assessment for both regular and special learners, and ELL students: assistive technologies, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia applications, instructional software, desktop publishing software, web authoring software, presentation software, and interactive online resources. Students will evaluate current school practices related to technology integration and will explore effective uses of technology in the classroom. A major course outcome will be that each participant will investigate the technologies available in/to schools to develop student-centered technology projects that promote authentic learning for all students.

EDU 557 Adolescent Psychology (4035, 551) (3 credits)

This course introduces theoretical models of instructional design, student motivation, classroom management, and assessment at the secondary level. Attention is directed to instructional objectives; to lesson formats; to motivational strategies; to classroom discipline; to teacher attitudes and expectations; and tests and measurements. Particular attention is given to recent developments in schema theory and to constructivist models. Field activity is a required component of this course. Enrollment in EDU 557F (4036, 551F), is required with this course.

EDU 557F FE: Adolescent Psychology (4036, 551F) (1 credit)

This one-credit lab will enable students to apply theoretical concepts related to cognition, language, and personality theories as evidenced in secondary classroom settings. In addition, students examine the significance of critical thinking in classrooms.