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TE206 Syllabus

TE 206
Technology and the Pre-service



College of Education Desired Outcomes Initial


Morally Responsible Professionals in a Social/Political Democracy

Outcomes for Teaching Professionals: Initial Certification (January 2008):
The University of Nebraska at Kearney recognizes the importance of education in and for a
democratic society and has identified the following desired outcomes.
Therefore, by the time UNK students complete their education program, they will:

Demonstrate Knowledge of:

(Ka) teaching area content.
(Kb) learning theory, instructional strategies and management practices that
accommodate and enhance learning of all learners.
(Kc) purposes of schooling in a diverse and democratic society.
(Kd) data collection and interpretation procedures necessary to maximize learning for
all learners.

Demonstrate Skills to:

(Sa) develop and implement lesson plans that utilize appropriate P-12 content standards and
subject matter.
(Sb) utilize student data to implement multiple instructional and management strategies.
(Sc) use technology effectively in the school setting.

Demonstrate Dispositions of:

(Da) collaboration: Demonstrates ability to work productively with colleagues and students in
school and community settings.
Db) reflection: Demonstrates self-assessment abilities and adjusts/adapts teaching
and learning strategies to enhance learning of all learners.
(Dc) responsibility: Assumes accountability for professional, fair, and ethical behavior to
promote a safe and supportive learning environment.

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Public education is the single unifying institution charged with the preparation of the young for life in our
social and political democracy. Through their continuing commitment to providing quality education for
all, regardless of background or heritage, schools help to ensure that young people receive the
knowledge, skills, dispositions, and ethical guidance needed for productive living in a democratic
society. Accordingly, educator preparation programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
demonstrate an enduring commitment to high quality education; the foundation for this commitment are
insuring that graduates acquire the content knowledge and demonstrate the pedagogical skills associated
with a high quality education.

Our firm commitment to education is rooted in a core set of ideals that help with the establishment of
liberty, equality, and justice. These ideals, prominent in the United States Constitution and also present in
the constitutions of the fifty states, work to maintain and advance our democracy. The goal for teacher
educators, based in the Arts and Sciences, College of Education, and P-12 partner schools, is to prepare
program graduates who will uphold and promote these ideals in the public schools and in the broader
community. Accordingly, programs strive to prepare educators who: (1) value self-reflection as a
powerful tool for purposeful change; (2) model responsible, ethical behavior; and (3) effectively
collaborate with others.


Demographic indicators tell us that student and educator populations are becoming increasingly diverse
in the 21st century. Therefore, our graduates need to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and
professional dispositions necessary to apply proficiencies related to diversity throughout their lives.
Central to our educator preparation programs is the belief that all students can become successful
learners. Student success will be impacted by the educators skill in recognizing and understanding
diversity in learners and their families, and in understanding how diverse perspectives and life
experiences affect learning.
Therefore, educators must work toward both quality and equity in public education. They must be skilled
in the creation of learning environments that show understanding for students with exceptionalities and
from diverse populations, that provide differentiated learning tasks, and that encourage both individual
and collective responsibility. Such skills prepare educators well for meaningful community and global
engagement. In turn, these educators will facilitate the active participation of their students as citizens of
the pluralistic global community. To this end, the faculty of the Teacher Education Department at the
University of Nebraska at Kearney endeavor to prepare, inspire, and support the development of its
graduates by promoting dispositions that respect and value differences so that all students learn.

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As our society changes and embraces a global orientation, it becomes essential for
people to be informed about knowledge acquisition, data analysis and management
and how to connect to others outside the community. Technology and its many
applications have provided the means to accomplish this global connection. As a
result, it has become imperative that educational professionals in the Arts and
Sciences, P-12, and teacher education embrace technological advances and master the
Educators recognize the importance of technological and information literacy and the
capabilities of technology to facilitate learning while connecting students to the larger
world. Instructional technologies and applications impact the dissemination of
information, help to inform professional practice, and enhance services for students.
Thus, it is important for professional educators to be conversant with a variety of
instructional technologies and their applications and be able to be reflective and
discriminating in embracing and mastering appropriate information technologies.
Not only must professional educators be able to integrate technology with teaching
strategies and curriculum design, they must be knowledgeable about legal and ethical
uses of information and instructional technologies.

To this end, the professional education programs in the College of Education at the
University of Nebraska at Kearney aim to prepare educators who can reflect and
make responsible decisions concerning the use of technology as a tool to enhance the
learning process.

TE 206 Instructional Technology and the Pre-service Teacher

Catalog Description: This course will introduce pre-service teachers to a variety of
instructional technologies and strategies for their use in the instructional process to
accommodate diverse students. Pre-service teachers will comprehend and model
ethical and democratic principles of instructional technology integration in their

Note: Students must complete all of the following courses with a grade of C 2.0
GPA or better: English 101GS, English 102GS, SPCH 100GS, Teacher Education 100,
*Teacher Education 204 and *Teacher Education 206.
*Students may be admitted to Teacher Education with the completion of either TE 204
or TE 206 with a grade of C or better, but will not be allowed to Student Teach until
BOTH TE 204 and TE 206 have been completed with a grade of C or better.

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Martonia Gaskill, PhD

308 865-8813
COE B187

Office hours: Posted in Office. I am in the office most days and times.

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Email address

TE Departmental Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Teacher Education relates
directly to the mission of the College of Education and indirectly to the institutional mission of the
University of Nebraska at Kearney. The department stresses a commitment to excellence in teaching,
research, and service; assists in the design and implementation of educational opportunities for all
students in the field of education; and supports educational programs that enhance student growth and
development in preparing effective and committed teachers.

Terminal Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the preservice teacher will be able to use
technology to:

a. provide students with educational opportunities not available without technology because of cost,
time, or distance.(DO Kb, Sc)
b. define digital citizenship and explain its importance for todays education (DO Ka, Sc, Dc)
c. create and deliver content that are appropriate for teaching and learning in diverse classrooms
(DO- Sc, Da)
d. collaborate to develop teaching artifacts such as mini lessons, video, documents, etc. (DO
Da, Sc)
e. develop creative projects using visual, linguistic, and non-linguistic representations such as
inforgraphics (DO- Sc, Kb)
f. prepare teaching/learning materials that meet ISTE Technology Standards for Teachers (DO- Sc,
g. develop skills recommended by the 20 Skills every teacher should have (Do- Sc)
h. begin forming a prfessional learning and support network via social media (DO Sc, Dc)


apply effective and efficient Internet search strategies (DO Sc)

create a professional profile by assembling an ePortfolio to collect and share teaching and
learning artifacts produced throughout the educational program at UNK (DO Sc)
k. compose a digital stories and books (DO Sc, Kb)
l. develop Web-based systems for communicating with parents and supporting classroom activities
(DO Sc, Dc)

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Organizing Theme:

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TE 206 is organized around the ISTE Standards and the technology skills for the 21st century teacher.
ISTE Standards for Teachers;
1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
3. Model digital age work and learning
4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
5. Engage in professional growth and leadership

Click here for detailed information on each standard.

The 20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 21st century teacher should be able to :
1- Create and edit digital audio
2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners
3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students
4- Exploit digital images for classroom use
5- Use video content to engage students
6- Use infographics to visually stimulate students
7- Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally
8- Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions
9- Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development
10- Be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments
11- Create screen capture videos and tutorials
12- Curate web content for classroom learning
13- Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning
14- Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class
15- Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials
16- Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes
17- Find and evaluate authentic web based content
18- Use digital tools for time management purposes
19- Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students
20- Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas

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The following is a partial list of assignments for the semester.

Daily Attendance @ 5 points per day x 30

Class ePortfolio (Weebly)
Online/Flipped/Blended Learning: Schoology Class Project
Class eBook Contribution (6 article reading, summary of main ideas, your thoughts or opinion, comments on
Chromebooks (Google Drive, Google Classroom, Chrome Browser, Google Apps and Extensions)
Digital Storytelling
Design and Development of Web based learning activities using Google Sites or Weebly (presentation)
eBook development using iBooks App (presentation)
Group Video & Presentation
App Reviews, demonstration & lesson integration (presentation)
Weekly Tweets (extra point, optional)
UNK Tech Edge Conference (Free for students, Saturday, September 24th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Fall Ed Tech Conference (student rate fee, Kearney, data to be announced)
Google Educator Level 1 Certificate (Required)

Grading: Grading is based on the following scale:

100 - 97 = A+ , 96 - 93 = A, 93 - 90 = A-, 90 - 87 = B+, 86 - 83 = B, 83 - 80 = B-, 80 - 77 = C+, 76 70 = C, 70
67 = D+, 66 63 = D, 63 60 = D-, <60 = F

Textbooks: No textbooks are required for this class.

Attendance Policy: Daily class attendance is required with the exception of the workdays as indicated by
the instructor. If you need to be absent from class please let me know. It is the position of the instructors
that the morally responsible pre-service teacher will make every effort to attend each required class and
participate fully in all learning opportunities.

Late assignments: Students may submit late assignments. Late assignments will/may receive maximum
of 75% of the allowable points for the assignment. Example: An assignment originally worth 100 points
that earned 90 points would be given a score of 68 points (75% of 90). Due dates are listed in the course
calendar and may be subject to change. You will be notified in advance of any changes in the course

Projects/Assessments: This course is project-based. The overall themes of this course are technology,
morally responsible teaching, and diversity. All projects and assignments created in this course will be
submitted on Blackboard or on Google Docs.

Course Resources: Technology used in this course includes: Web browsers, course management
software (Blackboard), personal productivity software, various Web 2.0 tools (Google Apps, Learning
Management Systems, etc).

Students with Disabilities or Those Who are Pregnant Students with disabilities or those who are
pregnant are encouraged to contact me for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for
academic accommodation. It is the policy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney to provide flexible and
individualized reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities or those who are
pregnant. To receive accommodation services for a disability, students must be registered with UNK

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Disabilities Services Coordinator, David Brandt, in the Academic Success Office, 163 Memorial Student
Affairs Building, 308-865-8214 or by email brandtdl@unk.edu. For those needing accommodation due
to pregnancy, you need to visit with Student Health. The following link provides information for students
and faculty regarding pregnancy rights. http://www.nwlc.org/resource/pregnant-and-parenting-
Attached is the link to the above statement for your convenience.

Reporting Student Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence or Sexual Assault

Reporting allegations of rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and
stalking enables the University to promptly provide support to the impacted student(s), and to take
appropriate action to prevent a recurrence of such sexual misconduct and protect the campus
community. Confidentiality will be respected to the greatest degree possible. Any student who believes
she or he may be the victim of sexual misconduct is encouraged to report to one or more of the following
Local Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Advocacy Agency 308-237-2599
Campus Police (or Security) 308-627-4811
Title IX Coordinator 308-865-8655

Retaliation against the student making the report, whether by students or University employees, will not
be tolerated.
If you have an accommodation plan please see your instructor as soon as possible, so we can make any
arrangements necessary for your learning. No accommodations can be provided until a Reasonable
Accommodation Plan is in place. Please remember, plans are not retroactive and cannot be used for
assignments prior to the date of your instructors signature.

Success Coaching
Success Coaching is a one-on-one appointment with a Learning Strategies student peer coach. Success
Coaching is tailored to support the students specific needs and goals. A partial list of services
include: Time Management, Goal Setting, Study Skills, Test Preparation and Testing Strategies, Note
Taking, Memory Improvement, and Organization skills. Contact: Shelley Yentes, Instruction Coordinator,
Learning Strategies, 2nd floor Library, 308.865.8997, yentessj@unk.edu

Learning Commons UNK provides assistance to help you improve your academic performance!
The Learning Commons, located on the 2nd floor of the Calvin T. Ryan Library, centralizes several
academic services in one convenient place: Language Tables, Library Services, Subject Tutoring,
Supplemental Instruction, and the Writing Center are all offered in a casual, collaborative
environment. Most services are facilitated by fellow UNK students, which means you will be able to learn
and practice more effective study skills, problem-solving techniques, and writing strategies with people
who have been there and done that! Statistics indicate that students who come to the LC regularly are
more likely to succeed in their classes--so come early and come often. For more information about
schedules and services, contact the Learning Commons at 865-8905 or visit them online at