www.stfrancis.edu · College of Education · Regional Educational Academy for Leadership
21st Century Educational Leadership
EEND and MSED-680
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 02/09/2021
As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.
How do educators stay current with evolving research and trends in instructional technology? Candidates will investigate how technology leaders share ideas and leverage resources to further a district's technology policies and mission. Candidates will learn how to build professional learning communities in order to collaborate on issues related to the future of technology education.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will develop skills to evaluate and recommend effective ways to utilize technology in the classroom to help raise student achievement and engagement in instruction. They will look at ways to research and analyze what technologies exists that can make a positive impact on instruction.
Serving the Community
Candidates will have opportunities to explore ways to communicate effectively between colleges, school personnel, and the world at large to share educational ideas. They will also look at methods for staying up to date on current educational technology trends around the world.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will continue to develop a comprehensive, professional e-portfolio to house artifacts as a means to showcase professional growth and expertise. Additionally, candidates will analyze and reflect on artifacts that they discover or create themselves within the course.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Evaluate technology uses in instruction and learning using ISTE and state-relevant standards. ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a; NBPTS 1, 2
- Promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology resources. ISTE 2b; NBPTS 1, 3, 4
- Understand the impact of technology on student learning, school culture, and communities. ISTE 1c; NBPTS 1, 4
- Effectively evaluate the use of technology in the classroom. ISTE 2c; NBPTS 1, 2, 4
- Use research to help make educated purchasing decisions in regards to technology. ISTE 2a-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
- Stay abreast of current trends in educational technology. ISTE 1c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
- Extend communication outside the classroom to the home and the community. ISTE 4d; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5
- Use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, solving problems, and creating products. ISTE 4a, 4c; NBPTS 2, 4, 5
- Plan and collaborate on projects that require critical analysis and evaluation; present and share products developed with other candidates. ISTE 5b, 5c; NBPTS 4, 5
All required materials are included within the online course environment.
Assignment One – Discussions and Reflections
Candidates will respond to weekly discussions and reflection prompts.
- Course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a-c, 4a, 4c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
Assignment Two – The Hiring Process
Candidates will act as interviewer and interviewee to design a hiring process for 21st century teaching and learning.
- Course outcomes: 7, 8, 9
- Standards: ISTE 4a, 4c, 4d, 5b-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assignment Three – Creating a Walk-Through Tool
Candidates will create a Walk-Through Tool to observe the use of technology in the classroom.
- Course outcomes: 1, 3, 4
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a, 2c; NBPTS 1, 2, 4
Assignment Four – Designing Professional Development
Candidates will research and design a professional learning opportunity for educator.
- Course outcomes: 5
- Standards: ISTE 2a-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
Assignment Five – Walk-Through Tool Use
Candidates will use the Walk-Through Tool they created in Week 3 in classroom settings.
- Course outcomes: 1, 3, 4
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a, 2c; NBPTS 1, 2, 4
Assignment Six – Designing an Impactful Faculty Meeting
Candidates will design a faculty meeting based upon assigned criteria.
- Course outcomes: 1, 5, 6
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
Assignment Seven – Redesigned Learning Spaces for 21 Century
Candidates will create a plan to redesign a learning space in their school based on a given budget.
- Course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a-b, 4a, 4c-d, 5b-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assignment Eight – Professional Learning Blog
Candidates will create a professional blog to house artifacts and reflections that they have created within the course.
- Course outcomes: 1, 7, 8, 9
- Standards: ISTE 1a, 1c, 2a, 4a, 4c-d, 5b-c; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Policies for the College of Education at University of St. Francis
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- Method of Instruction
- Expectations of Candidates
- Online Courses
- Attendance Policies for Site-Based and Online Courses
- Minimum Standards for Writing
- Computer and Digital Information Literacy Skills
Course Evaluations | Surveys
Information gathered through course evaluations and surveys is an important part of maintaining quality and continuous improvement in courses, and it is the University’s expectation that students will thoughtfully participate in this evaluation process.
Students should use the USF portal as the first resource for guidance and support on items such as student complaints, safety, security and transportation questions, contact information for various USF departments, student support services such as counseling and academic resources. Information on these resources can be found in the For Students section of the USF portal.
A complete listing of university policies and procedures can be found in the University of St. Francis Catalog and Student Handbooks.
Academic integrity requires that all academic work be wholly the product of an identified individual or individuals. Collaboration is only acceptable when it is explicitly acknowledged. Ethical conduct is the obligation of every member of the University community, and breaches of academic integrity constitute serious offenses. Since a lack of integrity hinders the student’s academic development, it cannot be tolerated under any circumstances. Violations include but are not limited to: cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and denying others access to information or material. See the University of St. Francis Catalog for further clarification and information on grievance procedures.
Services and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (ADA)
The University strives to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). A student who requires special accommodations or arrangements due to a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services. This contact preferably should occur no later than the first week of classes. Early contact before the semester starts is encouraged to allow sufficient time to provide accommodations. Extra time is needed for some types of accommodations such as sign language interpreters or special text formatting. Should a need arrive after the start of a semester; the student is encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible. Note that accommodations are not retroactive. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
USF is committed to ensuring the full participation of all students in its programs, regardless of the course format. If you have a documented disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in a course, complete course requirements, or benefit from the University’s programs or services, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 815-740-3631 or [email protected] . The Office of Disability Services is in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and is located on the second floor of the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Library in room L214. Consultations are welcome, please contact the Office of Disability Services for an appointment.
- The Department of Academic Technology (DAT) administers the learning management system Canvas. If you are experiencing any difficulty using Canvas or need technical assistance, you have several options to receive support, including:
- 24x7 Live Canvas Support. If you experience technical difficulties or have a question about Canvas, you can receive support 24 hours a day 7 days a week through the Canvas help menu. From the help menu, select Chat with Canvas Support for a “live” text-based click-to-chat session,
- select Report a Problem to send an email support request, or speak to someone directly by using the toll-free number listed under the Canvas Support Hotline.
NOTE: Responses to Canvas’ email-based Report a Problem request system will go to your USF stfrancis.edu email account, NOT your personal email.
2. Online Self-Service Help Resources. A student user guide and other resources for solving issues related to Canvas can be found at LearnItNow.
3. Telephone Support from DAT. You can also phone the Department of Academic Technology for personal help at (815) 740-5080 or (866) 337-1497 (toll-free) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
For any technical support issues that are not related to Canvas, please contact the USF Technology Support Center (TSC). You can reach them via:
Notice of Copyright
This course may contain copyrighted materials that are intended to support the learning experiences of students currently enrolled in the course. No student may retain or further disseminate any copyrighted materials, in their entirety or any portion thereof, under penalty of law.
Academic Support Services
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) located in Room L214 in the Library (815-740-5060) offers various types of academic services. Online and distance learning students can contact ARC for appropriate resources. ARC serves students who need tutoring in many areas of study including writing and math. Library services include a number of online services and full text databases. Call the Library at 815-740-5041 for additional information. If you need academic-related resources or assistance, please contact the Academic Resource Center.
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