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5.0 Professional Preparation in Educational Computing and Technology Leadership Professional studies in educational computing and technology combine leadership skills and concepts with knowledge about use of computers and related technologies in schools. Advanced programs preparing educators for a specialty in educational computing and technology require studies of and experiences with leadership, staff development, and supervisory concepts and skills as they relate to use of technology-based systems in K-12 education.

To me this standard reflects the need for strong leadership in regards to educational technology implementation and usage. In regards to leadership it specifically emphasizes strategic planning and observation of change.

5.1 Instructional Program Development
Candidates will develop curricular plans based on local, state, and national standards for the use of computers and other associated technologies.

5.1.1 describe and analyze accepted principles of strategic planning to facilitate curriculum design for teaching with computers and related technologies.

I would have to say that one of the biggest things that I got out of my program of study were tools that helped me better plan for the classroom. This relates specifically to assessment and evaluation tools.

5.1.2 identify and use national, state, and local guidelines to develop curriculum plans for integrating technology in the K-12 environment.

I have not had the opportunity to be involved in the K-12 environment. However, during my program of study I was able to review and implement Texas post-secondary standards and requirements. Also, I was able to assist in the regional accreditation process with my former school.

Artifacts for Standard 5.1

Technology Integration Plan
The plan above incorporates Texas state standards and demonstrates strategic educational technology planning for a course I developed called "(Digital) Design and Typography".

Integration Summary
This link is to the summary of the technology integration plan above.

Student Technology Utilization Zoomerang Project
The above link is to the results of using the online survey tool "Zoomerang" to assess and evaluate student usage of technology in the classroom.

5.2 Teaching Methodology
Candidates will apply effective methods and strategies for teaching the use of technology tools.

5.2.1 demonstrate methods for teaching hypermedia development, scripting, and/or computer programming in a problem solving context in K-12 schools.

In the post-secondary computer lab environment I have had numerous opportunities to apply different methodologies as they apply to problem solving. The biggest thing I have learned is that the instructor must be learner-centered and apply appropriate methodologies individually and to the group based on the needs of the learners.

5.2.2 demonstrate methods for teaching at least one modern authoring tool to colleagues and students.

My current method for teaching HTML involves the incorporation of various related graphics software such as PhotoShop and Illustrator. I have found that when students can see how to incorporate various media with authoring tools for specific results, it appears less overwhelming and goals and objectives regarding learning the specific tools is achieved faster.

5.2.3 demonstrate methods for teaching uses of media-based tools such as television, audio, print media, and graphics.

My method for teaching graphics involves lecture, demonstration and group and individual tutoring. The most important part of my method is getting students involved in individually relevant content for the projects.

5.2.4 demonstrate methods for teaching social, ethical, and legal issues and responsible use of technology.

This has been a great issue to investigate during my teaching career. While preparing students for placement in the technology industry, discussion of legal and ethical issues is paramount. I have been fortunate to have a lot of help from various attorneys and other resources to be able to include technology law sections in most of the courses I teach. The specific methods include, but are not limited to, having students copyright their design work, films and discussions, and guest lectures from various attorneys.

Artifacts for Standard 5.2

Typography WebQuest
The above link is to a student project web site that demonstrates use of authoring tools and graphics software as educational technology tools.

Learning Defined
I feel that my Learning Defined page is a good artifact to demonstrate my teaching methods regarding teaching media-based tools and graphics, specifically the student examples.

I feel my resume is a good artifact to demonstrate the various courses that I have designed in which social, ethical, legal issues and responsible use of technology is specifically addressed. Specifically these are Survey of Media and Design and both the on ground and online Portfolio and Career Preparation courses.

5.3 Staff development.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of issues and models related to leadership in staff development. Candidates will plan and design staff development activities for educational settings.

5.3.1 plan and design staff development programs.

One of the most interesting aspects of teaching at my former school was the apathy on part of the faculty in regards to any staff development program. In-service meetings often became nothing more than gripe sessions. I had the opportunity to do a couple of presentations and it was very challenging. The most important thing I learned was to find key players and demonstrate relative advantage of the methods or tools discussed. If a few were convinced, you have had a good day as a facilitator.

5.3.2 describe and identify resources for staff development.

During my program of study I have had the opportunity to describe and identify numerous resources for staff development. This includes, but is not limited to, lexicons, to identify specific terms in my educational field, communication tools, such as faculty and staff e-mail and school web sites, and surveys designed to gauge attitude regarding technological resources and implementation.

5.3.3 plan and customize staff development based on differing audiences including school and district decision makers.

This is very interesting relative to the proprietary institution I previously taught at because of the varying levels of corporate management and their ignorance in regards to academic subject matter and technology. Approaching development plans or any other school related subject required extremely different approaches based on the individuals rank or position.

Artifacts for Standard 5.3

Faculty E-mail Diffused ( Login: BL121 Password: Happy01)
The above artifact demonstrates one of my staff development efforts in the form of faculty and staff e-mail.

Art Institute of Houston Technical Support Web Site
My development of the above web site has provided great opportunities for staff development.

5.4 Facilities and Resource Management
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of issues related to facilities and resource management.

5.4.1 describe and use budget planning and management procedures related to educational computing and technology facilities and resources.

I have had only one opportunity to plan the technology budget for the graphic design program at my previous institution. However, I had numerous opportunities during my internship as a technical support specialist to utilize management procedures relative to the facility's educational technology.

5.4.2 identify funding sources available at local, state, or national levels and collaborate on development of a grant proposal.

I had the opportunity during my program of study to investigate and write a grant proposal for a subject I am sincerely interested in, "technology and the creative process".

5.4.3 plan, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies and procedures for resource acquisition and management of technology-based systems including hardware and software.

With the implementation of a technology director and staff at my previous institution resource acquisition on the part of faculty became a mute topic. However, input from faculty remains essential. At my new school I am positive that I will play a far more significant role in this area.

5.4.4 identify, describe, and analyze procedures related to basic trouble shooting, preventive maintenance, and procurement of system-wide maintenance services.

Being a part of the technical support team during my internship was an extremely valuable experience. I was introduced to networking for the entire school, as well as technical support considerations for all offices.

5.4.5 describe and maintain current information involving facilities planning issues related to computers and related technologies.

This is a very important topic. Before my internship and the development of the technical support center web site there was no compilation of available resources. This has helped the students a great deal as they now know where and when various technologies are available for use.

5.4.6 design and develop policies and procedures concerning staffing, scheduling, and security for managing computers and technology in a variety of instructional and administrative school settings.

I was also able during the development of the TSC web site to compile and produce a student handbook outlining policies and procedures for use of school technology.

Artifacts for Standard 5.4

Research Proposal
The link above is to my research proposal involving technology and the creative process.

Internship Learning Plan
The internship learning plan above describes my responsibilities in regards to troubleshooting and school wide maintenance of various technologies.

Art Institute of Houston Technical Support Web Site
This web site I designed during my program of study outlines procedures for managing technology including scheduling and procedures for use and support.

5.5 Managing the Change Process
Candidate will demonstrate knowledge of strategies for and issues related to managing the change process in schools.

5.5.1 evaluate school and district technology plans and recommend improvements.

It is an important part of every technology instructor's position to consistently evaluate educational plans and resources for implementation and utilization.

5.5.2 discuss issues relating to building collaborations, alliances, and partnerships involving educational technology initiatives.

I was fortunate at my last school to have helped developed a course called Design Workshop. In this course non-profit agencies from the community would assign real-life projects to students. Many involved educational technology initiatives, such as George Bush Sr.'s "Do the Write thing" program.

5.5.3 demonstrate knowledge of effective group process skills.

I was able during my program of study to have been involved in several group activities, all of which went much better than I had anticipated. I was also able to implement several group projects in the classroom, all with a moderate amount of success.

5.5.4 use evaluation findings to recommend modifications in technology implementations.

Evaluation tools were some of the most important things I was exposed to during my program of study. I plan on depending on these tools and using them to a much higher degree in my new position.

Artifacts for Standard 5.5

Student Technology Utilization Zoomerang Project
The findings from the above survey allowed me to assess student technology utilization and make appropriate decisions regarding new technology integration.

Levels of Use Interviews
The interviews above were very important in analyzing attitude in regards to the change process.

Innovation Configuration Checklist
This IC checklist was an important tool related to the change process that allowed me to establish criteria regarding acceptable use of an innovation.

Faculty E-mail Diffused ( Login: BL121 Password: Happy01)
By successfully integrating faculty and staff email I have demonstrated my ability to manage the change process in an educational setting.

5.6 Field Experiences
Candidates will participate in field experiences that allow them to (1) observe the use of technology to support instruction, the management of technology resources in educational settings, and the evaluation of effectiveness of technology resources for teaching and learning; and (2) apply technology resources to support instruction in classroom settings.

5.6.1 observe and compare methods and strategies used in educational technology in a variety of authentic educational settings (e.g., elementary, middle, secondary, adaptive assistive classrooms, labs).

The authentic educational settings that I have been able to observe and compare methods and strategies used in educational technology include post-secondary proprietary design and media arts institution's classrooms and labs, post-secondary proprietary online design and media arts institutions, public post-secondary technology education classrooms and labs (both at the two and four year college levels), and various online public post-secondary educational technology environments.

5.6.2 develop and teach a series of lessons that apply technology resources to support instruction.

One of the challenges in teaching design in computer labs is encouraging students to use the available technology for resource identification and delivery tools, not the end-all, do it because it's cool, techno gadget. I have developed numerous technology based design courses around this philosophy.

5.6.3 document and assess a significant field-based activity involving experiences in instructional program development, staff development, facilities and resource management, or managing change related to technology use in schools.

I was very fortunate during my program of study to have had the opportunity to assist in many change processes at my previous school/corporation. The one that I feel has had the most impact that also relates the closest to work done during my program of study, was the diffusion of faculty and staff e-mail. This technology has now reached critical mass and is required by not only faculty and staff, but students as well.

5.6.4 document and assess experiences in implementing a WAN or LAN with Internet connectivity.

Artifacts for Standard 5.6

Technology Integration Plan
The artifact above demonstrates a series of lessons I taught that apply technology to support instruction.

Integration Summary
The summary of the above plan demonstrates successful integration.

Internship Learning Plan
The internship learning plan above outlines my responsibility to manage technological resources in educational settings.

Art Institute of Houston Technical Support Web Site
The web site above is the synthesis of field-based activity involving facilities and resource management during my program of study.

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