Teacher as Leader in Technology
Be a technology leader!
In this innovative program, participants diversify their teaching to create meaningful learning experiences and environments. The 36-credit curriculum emphasizes education, technology, instructional design, and leadership. The core curriculum examines compelling topics in education policy, digital age technology planning, systems design/design thinking, data-driven decision making, and educational media and technology.
Graduates leave the program equipped with the skills necessary for a variety of careers in education, including technology coordinator, educational technology specialist, technology teacher, and college instructor.
Program Options Available for:
- Master of Education degree (36 credits)
- Professional Development Certificate (21 credits)
Program Courses include:
- ED 675 - Teacher Leadership in Technology –Based Learning
- ED 676 - Leading Technology-Based Learning for Improved Student Learning
- ED 677 - Seminar/Practicum in Teach Leadership in Technology
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
Leaders use technology to increase equity, inclusion, and digital citizenship practices. Education leaders:
- Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
- Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
- Model digital citizenship by critically evaluating online resources, engaging in civil discourse online and using digital tools to contribute to positive social change.
- Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.
Leaders engage others in establishing a vision, strategic plan and ongoing evaluation cycle for transforming learning with technology. Education leaders:
- Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
- Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
- Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather input on the plan, celebrate successes and engage in a continuous improvement cycle.
- Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.
Leaders create a culture where teachers and learners are empowered to use technology in innovative ways to enrich teaching and learning. Education leaders:
- Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
- Build the confidence and competency of educators to put the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators into practice.
- Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
- Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
- Develop learning assessments that provide a personalized, actionable view of student progress in real time.
Leaders build teams and systems to implement, sustain and continually improve the use of technology to support learning. Education leaders:
- Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.
- Ensure that resources for supporting the effective use of technology for learning are sufficient and scalable to meet future demand.
- Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.
- Establish partnerships that support the strategic vision, achieve learning priorities and improve operations.
Leaders model and promote continuous professional learning for themselves and others. Education leaders:
- Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
- Participate regularly in online professional learning networks to collaboratively learn with and mentor other professionals.
- Use technology to regularly engage in reflective practices that support personal and professional growth.
- Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.