Technology Systems (TS) Courses
TS 550 APPLICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATIONS (3 credits)
The student will develop in-depth proficiency with knowledge construction tools such as word processors, databases, spreadsheets, presentation and publication packages as they are integrated into the classroom. The student will also establish a knowledge base of hardware and network concepts. Teachers will develop lessons using these tools.
Application of theories of adult learning and instructional development to the design, delivery, and evaluation of training for end-user information systems. Topics include needs assessment, instructional design and strategy, implementation management, evaluation and follow-up methods, and evaluation of training strategies.
TS 642 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SOFTWARE, HARDWARE AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES (3 credits)
This course provides a foundation in computer hardware and networking technologies. Students will learn to install, upgrade, and optimize computer operating systems and hardware components and use diagnostic software. They will be introduced to networking technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. Students will learn to identify the different media used in network communications; distinguish between them and determine how to use them to connect servers and workstations in a network. Students will also learn to differentiate between the networking standards, protocols and access methods; recognize the primary network architectures; identify their major characteristics; and determine which would be most appropriate. Students will use Windows 2000 and Windows NT Workstation as network client operating systems and Windows NT server as the server operating system.
Students will design, implement and test network operating systems in homogenous and mixed network environments and will be introduced to advanced TCP/IP configuration. Advanced network security measures such as smart cards, EFS, proxy services and firewalls and advanced network troubleshooting techniques and methodologies will also be covered.
The student will learn to understand the use and value of the Internet as a teaching resource. Students will examine sites that are important to all educators, use search tools to find sites to enhance their own curricular goals, evaluate the quality of on-line resources, explore the Internet as a communications tool, understand techniques used in educational sites, analyze on-line lessons and projects, and evaluate their uses in instruction. Students will learn the process of creating a technology-rich lesson, creating Web pages containing standards-based lessons and activities and instruments with which to assess them. Student-created lessons will be posted to the Pace Web site. Prerequisite: TS 550
The student will use multimedia hardware and software to work with graphics, sound and video files and will investigate storage issues, standards, security, networking capabilities, data compression and animation. The student will use these tools in teacher-created lessons, incorporating techniques used in the TS 550 and TS 652.
Using the techniques and experiences gained in the previous courses, the student will create a variety of curriculum resources, including lessons, units, class Web pages, thematic units, Web quests and virtual tours that are enhanced by the Internet and a number of other technology resources. Students will augment their learning with extensive peer review and evaluation of work in development, and will be introduced to online resources that will help them continue to expand their knowledge. Students will explore classroom management issues that relate to technology and will learn to evaluate technology use in the connected classroom. Student-created curricula will be posted to the Pace Web site. Prerequisite: TS 652, TS 653, EDU 672
For candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate (or preparing for another teaching certificate) - 50 hours of field experiences in elementary and/or secondary school. For candidates who do not hold such certificates - 100 hours of field experiences in elementary and secondary schools and two 20-day practica, one in elementary and one in a secondary school setting.