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CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION


STRAND: Leadership
COURSE: 38 HOURS
MEMBER COST: $760
NON-MEMBER COST: $800

Purpose:The purpose of the TCEA Campus Technology Specialist certification program is to provide a venue for educators who wish to become, or already are, campus-level technology specialists. The emphasis will be on developing skills to help classroom teachers successfully integrate technology into the everyday curriculum. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will be fully prepared to serve as a technology specialist on any Texas campus, possessing the knowledge and skills to increase learning through the use of educational technology. Includes a one year membership to Campus Technology Specialist Special Interest Group (CAMP-SIG).



Required Courses

Format

Date

Time

Hours

True Technology Integration

During this session, you will gain an understanding of what technology integration is, and, more importantly, what it isn't. You will examine real-world good and bad uses of technology in the classroom, and will identify opportunities for improving the uses of those technologies. Throughout this series of sessions, you will build a toolkit of resources and examples that target each tier of technology integration that you can share with teachers and peers on how to modify their use of technology for maximized learning opportunities.

webinar series

 

10/3/13 , 10/10/13, and 10/16/13

or

1/6/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14

 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

6

 

Effective, Engaging Professional Development

This online course will kick off with a 30 minute Google Hangout and then continue in a traditional online method for the following 3 weeks. Participants will need access to a webcam, headphones, a microphone, and access to the Internet to collaborate throughout the course. Interaction will include discussion forums, Hangouts, and YouTube uploads.

face to face

 

11/14/13

and 2/20/14

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

6

 

The Technology Application TEKS and You

Even if you are not a technology teacher, the Technology Application TEKS are for you. Join us to learn how these state-required standards can be easily integrated into core and elective content curriculum to support student learning. Participants will identify activities and appropriate assessments to share with their campus/district peers.

webinar

 

12/5/13

or

4/3/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Total Required Courses

 

 

 

14

Elective Courses

various

 

 

14

Final Project

A culminating, real-world project that incorporates all of the learning from the year. Visit www.tcea.org/cts for final project details.

 

 

 

10

Elective Courses

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Assessing and Coaching Teachers on Their Use of Technology for Learning
With the guidance and support of a coach, teachers can leverage the power of technology to engage students in their learning and help them develop and master 21st century skills. Participants will learn the basics of coaching, explore the different coaching models, learn how to differentiate coaching for teachers, and experience what coaching looks like in action. Strategies for approaching teachers on how to better integrate the use of technology into their classrooms will be addressed. Participants will also design classroom observation rubrics specifically intended to evaluate a teachers use of technology for the purpose of providing follow-up support and making recommendations for how to best leverage the use of technology in the classroom.

 

face-to-face

4/28/14

8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

6

Assessing Technology Literacy in Staff and Students

This webinar will discuss various ways to assess technology literacy in both staff and students, including the use of electronic portfolios. NCLB requirements will also be covered.

webinar

 

1/16/14

or

5/22/14

4-6 p.m.

2

 

Beyond Searching: Finding Resources on the Visible and Invisible Web

This webinar will examine ways to search effectively beyond the simple Google search, including a variety of search engines and directories.

webinar

 

1/14/14

or

5/14/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Curriculum Design

To design effective curriculum takes specific skills and knowledge. Join us as we discuss what is involved and how to go about creating the best curriculum using the Understanding by Design framework. Participants will develop a brief curriculum unit for their chosen content area that integrates best practices and provides clear expectations.

webinar

4/10/14,

4/17/14,

4/24/14,

and 5/1/14

or

9/11/14,

9/18/14,

9/25/14,

and 10/2/14

4-5:30 p.m.

6

 

Cyber Safety and Security

Too often, students online interactions are questionable, and unproductive, and usually unsupervised. This set of two webinars will help teachers, technology leaders, and parents understand what students should know to use technology appropriately. Participants will focus on strategies for implementing digital citizenship programs in their schools.

webinar series

 

2/11/14

and 2/18/14

or

10/9/14

and 10/16/14

4-6 p.m.

4

 

Differentiate Your Content Delivery with QR Codes

During this session, participants will learn how to best apply QR codes to classroom content to enrich and differentiate content for students with different needs. Attendees will learn how to create their own QR codes, design activities using QR codes, and apply QR codes to notes, text, reading assignments, lectures, etc.

webinar

3/27/14

or

9/23/14

4-5 p.m.

1

iDevices for Students with Disabilities

This session examines the role the iPad and iPod touch should take in the classroom for special needs learners. Apps for modification and differentiation will be covered along with accessibility features of the devices. Participants will examine the basic functions of the devices and learn their strengths and weaknesses. Learn the latest features of the operating system and how these features address the needs of diverse learners. Participants will discover shortcuts, set preferences, and practice great tips and tricks for using the iPad.

 

webinar

 

 

 

 

face to face

 

2/19/14

and 2/26/14

 

 

 

5/25/14

 

3:30-6:30

p.m.

 

 

 

 

8:30 a.m.

-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Implementing and Developing Project-Based Learning in the Classroom

Designed for teachers and instructional coaches, attendees will learn first-hand about Project-Based Learning by experiencing a project from beginning to end. Attendees will then use that experience as a guide as they develop their own project(s). Attendees will benefit from additional tools and supports that will be available. This is a two day workshop.

face to face

5/8/14

and 5/9/14

 

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

12

 

iTeach, iLearn: iPad In the Classroom

This session takes you beyond cool apps for the iPad to how to best use the mobile device in the classroom for authentic learning. Participants will be immersed in a series of activities in order to become more familiar with their device and the possibility it brings to the classroom. Learners will be exposed to strategies for modifying lessons and classroom management best practices for creating learning environments that will help students take advantage of these new tools to become life-long learners. The session will include a variety of resources, podcasts/vodcasts, apps, and more, all of which can be accessed on the iPad, that focus on the differentiation of learning for each student.

face to face

 

11/19/13

or

5/21/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Leadership Skills

Using Jim Collins "Good to Great" principles, participants will learn what distinguishes a Level 5 leader, will create a BHAG for their campus/district, define their Hedgehog Concept and core values, and create a Mars Group for effective change.

face to face

 

5/15/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Leading and Supporting School Districts through Project-Based Learning

Designed for administrators and instructional coaches, attendees will learn first-hand about Project-Based Learning and strategies for sustaining effective PBL implementations. Through peer review and reflection, attendees will have the opportunity to develop a plan (including a timeline) for deploying PBL across a campus/district, design rubrics for observations, and structure a revision process for continued innovation. Best practices related to campus administrators will be highlighted. Bring your team, including your campus administrator, and receive a discount on registration.

face to face

 

5/10/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Making the Move Towards Blended Learning

Blending regular teaching and learning with online and virtual experiences provides new ways for students to be successful. This webinar will explore how to begin incorporating blended learning into your classroom with ease.

webinar

2/13/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Managing My iTunes and iPad Devices

Join us in this advanced technical session on managing, syncing, and organizing content in iTunes and on the iPad. Participants will learn the ins and outs of transferring content, updating the device, syncing select content, selecting settings, and troubleshooting your iPad and iTunes account.  iCloud, app downloading, and more advanced features will be covered.

webinar

5/28/14

 

4-5 p.m.

1

Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Banned or embraced? This webinar will focus on the issues and potential solutions for using mobile devices in the classroom for learning.

webinar

 

3/4/14

or

11/6/14

4-6 p.m.

2

Moving from Print to Digital

Federal and state policy makers are encouraging districts to move from printed textbooks to digital content. Whats the reality? Whats required? Whats the path? This session will explore these questions and help participants think through the necessary steps a district must take to make this happen.

webinar

1/23/14

or

11/20/14

4-5 p.m.

1

 

Moving Your AUP to an RUP

Education today requires a different view of the acceptable use policy that embraces BYOD and responsible use by students and staff. This webinar will discuss how to move your outdated AUP to a Responsible Use Policy with information on training required to be successful.

webinar

 

3/25/14

 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Transformative Supervision

Building on Marzanos models for teacher evaluations, this session will help administrators move from standard teacher evaluation practices to embracing teacher development models. Come learn how to build a culture around a sustainable model that is teacher focused.

webinar

12/17/13

and 2/18/13

or

4/3/14

and 4/4/14

9-11 a.m.

4

Understanding and Building 21st Century Skills

Using ISTE's NETS, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and Tony Wagner's "Survival Skills for the 21st Century," you will explore exactly what students must master before they leave our schools. Discover different lesson ideas, activities, and tools to help students build these skills through technology.

webinar

 

10/17/13

and 10/21/13

or

2/12/14

and 2/20/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

6