The Technology Integration Institute offers attendees with the pedagogical foundation and the hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology in classroom settings. While focusing on specific tools and applications, the institute is designed to show how technology can be incorporated throughout the curriculum to foster 21st Century Skills. Although the institute has been developed for educators and school personnel at a variety of grade levels, the week will focus on integrating technology in the K-8 classroom and offer authentic examples from a group of practicing elementary and middle level teachers who will serve as facilitators.
The Institute uniquely provides elementary, middle school and high school teachers, school counselors and school nurses with an understanding of the critical intersections between contemporary theory and effective learning and service practices, examining them within the context of disability rights narrative, special education and social theories of marginalization.
By the conclusion of the Institute professionals will expand their knowledge about serving the needs of each individual learner as they explore how to: understand each students most pressing needs, evaluate organizational structures as they apply to the students experience and design methods of practice based on a whole child approach. This institute meets the requirement as a 3 credit Inclusion course towards instructional II.