ECTC 801 Summer Institute 1
This project gave us the opportunity to get to know our new cohort. We had to choose a leader, create a website and be ready to perform in front of Cohorts 3 & 4 as well as the faculty.
Working with a large, new group of people had a lot of moments to learn, and reflect. This assignment gave us a chance to reflect on the successes and struggles of the Showcase project.
This is a dynamic website was created to display my work throughout this doctoral program.
The development and annual revision of a professional growth plan is an opportunity to
revise and update leadership goals as well as our educational leadership philosophy.
ECTC 802 Principles of Educational Technology Leadership
Working with Bernetta Doane, we created a presentation of the Skills Approach Model of leadership.
Each group presented a different leadership style in unique and interesting presentations.
This project allowed us to choose a setting and a technology and then develop a proposal for a specific application of that technology. Choosing your own topic helps to focus on technologies that might be of particular interest in future research.
The research paper was another opportunity to choose a topic which allowed me to go deeper into a previous topic. I find that researching the same topic uncovers aspects I had never considered.
ECTC 804 Global Issues in Educational Technology Leadership
For this assignment, we chose a topic and found an article from four different countries. After writing a brief description of each article we then created a hashtag and posted it on a Google Map.
Working in a group of four: Jeannette Lim, Carol Munn, Susan Van Alstyne and I developed a college course proposal: Incorporating Global Issues: Digital Storytelling Across Cultures. It was
a chance to work with different members of our cohort.
Internet Access and Global Issues was the topic of my first literature review. It was a good culmination of research skills, a sort of coding (to come up with common themes) and then writing in a more scientific way. Literature Review
ECTC 813 Advanced Using Integrated Software across the Curriculum
After having experienced an Escape Room (for the first time) in Summer II, the opportunity to
design our own themed room was a great opportunity to use our imaginations.
This was a group project in which we worked collaboratively (starting in class during Summer II)
and continued online, to apply the design principles of Ber's book Designing Digital Experiences
for Positive Youth Development to a district technology plan of our choosing.
"Create a Field Manual for Blended Learning," was the focus of our second group project. We used the ADDIE model to guide our instructional design process. When designing a manual for others to use as a guideline or "how to" manual one must consider the many different ways it could be interpreted. Blended Learning
Our last project was to create a Pecha-Kucha (20 slides with 20-second narration each) that related the principles of Senge's The Fifth Discipline and Horn & Staker's book Blended. This kind
of assignment makes you really refine and condense the important concepts and then articulate
them in a concise manner.
ECTC 812 Teaching in the Adult Learning Environment
ECTC 815 Administration and Supervision of Technology in Educational Settings
Our first group project (Cotter, Lampert, McCarty, Koch) was to design a long-term vision for three new schools and then plan and create a strategy for technology resources and integration. Additionally, procedures to coordinate and control technology integration and design evaluation tools and implementation of data-driven decision making.
The next project piggybacked off of the first project and we were to first research Educational Technology Coordinator Salaries and then write job descriptions for the posting, as well as a policies and procedures manual to include evaluative criteria, duties and responsibilities, and forms necessary to do all of the above.
The next assignment, with a different group (Cotter, Lampert, Vandalosky), put us in the position of a "leader in technology" tasked with the job of creating a plan to increase achievement in either Mathematics of English. A plan for implementation, how to assess success, and the inclusion of all l learners was the focus of this project.
The final project with the same group as assignment #3 was to design a professional development experience for an entire district. We created a website to deliver the training.