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Creating Educational Websites: Increasing Student Achievement with Professional Web Integration

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
The purpose of an educator’s Web site is to teach, inform, and communicate. This course provides K-16 teachers with the knowledge and skills to expand classroom technology use by designing and publishing a professional educational Web site. Content will focus on the features of an effective educational Web site, and the use of Web development software tools to design, develop, enhance, and publish the site.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 

1. To understand the purpose of an educator’s Web site as a means to teach, inform, and communicate with various stakeholders (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; ISTE 1 -4; InTASC 1-8)
2. To appraise and utilize current technologies for designing, building, publishing, populating, and maintaining a Web site (ISTE 1-5; InTASC 3, 9)
3. To understand and demonstrate Web 2.0 technologies and other techniques for promoting the Web site with the purpose of engaging learners and building a community with stakeholders (NBPTS 1-5; ISTE 1-4; InTASC 1-8) 
4. To begin to create a teacher e-portfolio and understand the usefulness of maintaining it as a means for professional growth and showcasing accomplishments (NBPTS 4,5; ISTE 3,4,5; InTASC 9, 10)
5. To explore and comprehend the potentials of future Web technologies and how they can increase student growth and learning (NBPTS 1, 4; ISTE 3, 4, 5; InTASC 1-9)
6. To collaborate with other educational professionals about Web technologies to improve student learning, enhance classroom and online experiences, and provide another means for professional community (NBPTS 4, 5; ISTE 3, 4, 5; InTASC 9, 10) 

 

 

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.