CPE Credit Hours: 12
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The Elementary Technology course was designed by a veteran elementary computer lab teacher especially for paraprofessionals and teachers who are running a computer lab or who might benefit from more technical expertise. The course covers everything you need to know when it comes to successfully setting up the computer lab for teaching kindergarten through fifth grade. Digital citizenship, keyboarding, and coding are key elements addressed in the course. This course is not just for the elementary “specials” rotation or elective class teacher — it can also help the classroom teacher enhance and integrate technology into all subjects.
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Self-Paced Online Course
Elementary Technology is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
|Module 1||Preparation and Organization||Before you even have students enter your room, you need to plan a few things. Your class will run more smoothly if you have a system in place for seating, saving student work, logging in, and knowing what to do when the technology does not work. In this module, you will discover the tools to start your computer class organized and prepared instead of scattered and scared.|
|Module 2||Digital Fluency and Citizenship||Digital citizenship is being responsible with all the knowledge available in the digital world. In this module, you will explore the tools to teach students to be respectful, responsible, safe, and confident in the digital world.|
|Module 3||Keyboarding and Word Processing||Keyboarding is not the most exciting thing for kids, but it is a very important skill needed to use technology successfully. In this module, you will explore some tips and tricks to teach keyboarding skills to your elementary students in an engaging and relevant way.|
|Module 4||Computer Science and Coding||Computer science and coding in elementary school? It is actually an ideal time to introduce them to the concepts of computer science and computational thinking. This module will prepare you to teach the skills of solving complex problems by breaking them down into smaller parts.|
|Module 5||Show What You Know||It is important to give students voice and choice to share what they have learned. In this module, you will explore a few creativity tools that can be used across all grades and subject areas to allow students options in demonstrating their understanding.|