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grad credit – 2006

Plymouth State University in New Hampshire (http://www.plymouth.edu/graduate) in partnership with the Shanghai American School is offering three graduate credits for K12 Conference Online participants. See below for course syllabus.

The cost will be $182 per credit plus the $25 reg fee for a total cost of $571 for three graduate credits.

Jeff Utecht, author of the Thinking Stick blog and Shanghai American School tech teacher, and Alan Knobloch, Shanghai American School principal will manage the course. To register or if people have questions, they should contact Alan directly. alan.knobloch@saschina.org

Term: General Session 2006-2007 (200780)

Course Number:

Credits: 3 credits

Tuition: $182 per credit plus the $25 reg fee

Instructor of Record: Alan Knobloch

Title: Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom

Course Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Give concrete examples of how teachers use these tools in their classes.
  • Understand how teachers plan to use these tools in the delivery of their curricular objectives.
  • Explain how technologies such as Weblogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking sites, RSS feeds and others can deepen learning and increase student achievement
  • Identify assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of Read/Write Web technologies in their personal practice and with their students.
  • Create opportunities to bring these technologies to the larger school community
  • Incorporate, effectively, the tools into your personal or professional practice
  • Develop a supportive, reflective virtual professional community around school-based goals
  • Overcome obstacles preventing the integration of technology such as lack of access to tools/computers, filtering, and parental/district concerns for online safety.

Assignments/Products

Participants will:

View and/or listen to a minimum of 16 sessions of the K12 Online Conference (http://k12onlineconference.org) including the main keynote and each of the keynotes from the four strands.

  • Post a minimum of one comment, reflection, or response to course discussion board for each session viewed.
  • Read all entries to conference blog, wikis, and transcripts of chat sessions.
  • Develop and implement plan to use one of the web 2.0 tools in their classroom or professional practice. Publish final product of implementation plan in local setting.
  • Post project idea and respond to other participants projects.
  • Complete one to two page paper reflecting on implementation plan answering the following questions.

· What was your project?

· What learning (student or adult) objective(s) was web 2.0 project designed to meet?

· How effective was the project?

· What went well?

· What did you do to contribute to that part going well?

· What part of the project did not go as well as you would have liked?

· What could you do next time to improve the project?

Contact Time

Participants will:

  • View and/or listen to a minimum of 16 sessions, each session will be approximately one hour, of the K12 Online Conference including the main keynote and each of the keynotes from the four strands.
  • Active participation in on-line discussions of conference sessions and course projects in an on-going expectation.

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  2. Aram Kabodian

    I’m considering the option of participating in this Conference for Graduate Credit. I want to feel more competent in this area, especially since many of my 8th grade students seem to know quite a bit already. Over the past year, I’ve been working with my local Writing Project people to deepen my understanding in this emerging field. I think it’s great that you’re offering an opportunity for us to learn about something that’s relevant and you’re making practical (both in how it relates to our classes and how we can earn credit toward continuing cerficiation credits).
    Thanks.

  3. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Post author

    That’s awesome Aram! The real thanks about the graduate credit goes to Jeff Utecht, author of the Thinking Stick blog and Shanghai American School tech teacher, and Alan Knobloch, Shanghai American School principal for arranging the credit option with Plymouth State Univerisity.

    What amazes me is we can all be in such remote places of the world and yet collaborate to pull together such an incredible learning opportunity.
    I am very thankful to live in such a time as this.

    Thanks for your kind comments. I look forward to talking with you in one of our live events.

    Sheryl

  4. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Post author

    Chris,

    I forwarded your comment to Alan Knobloch and Jeff Utecht as they are organizing the graduate credits. One of them should be back in touch with you shortly.

    Sheryl

  5. Lee Baber

    I am delighted to know there are great online grad credits available such as this and thank you Jeff and Alan. I am so pleased to be involved with the ki12 online conference this year. I love to meet new collegues and connections.

  6. Barbara L Sipes

    I am interested in receiving grad credit through your conference. Please send me information about this course.

    Thank you,

    Barbara Sipes

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