Cobb County School District
Course Title/Term Taught:
SHAZAM!!! Putting a Kick in "tired" and "worn-out" elementary school health/physical education activities - winter, 2001(January 17-April 11, 2001; Spring break scheduled for April 2-6, 2001)
This on-line course is designed to help you add "new life" to "worn-out" activities. You will learn how to energize and individualize health and physical education experiences by creatively engaging and empowering students in web connections of discovery.
1.integrates the Georgia Technology Standards K-5 (draft) as well as the National and International Standards for Technology Education;
2. promotes application and reflection specific to selected technology strategies; and
3. emphasizes the importance of assistive technologies in reaching all students.
To expose participants to a variety of interactive technologies (professional web sites; worldwide, filtered and translated e-mail; web questing; on-line teacher-student communication; and discussion boards) which are then integrated into existing learning activities. Participants will reflect on the effectiveness of these applied strategies within their student populations.
The course will provide fifty (50) contact hours of instruction and five (5) staff development units. Class participants will spend approximately thirty-two (32) hours interacting through the course discussion board, on-line assignments, and Web Quest project and twelve (12) hours applying four technology strategies to one of their classes.
Due dates for teacher and student postings are:
Application 1: January 26, 2001 (Instructor will post on January 22, 2001)
Application 2: February 7, 2001 (Instructor will post on January 29, 2001)
Application 3: February 21, 2001(Instructor will post on February 12, 2001)
Web Quest : April 11, 2001 (Training is on February 28, 2001)
Application 4: March 28,2001 (Instructor will post on March 19, 2001)
Class members will be required to attend a:
1. two hour orientation session, Wednesday, January 17, 2001, 6-8 p.m., Pine Mt. Middle School;
2. two hour training workshop, Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 5-7 p.m., Instructional Technology Center, Second Floor, College of Education Building, Georgia State University; and
3. two hour small group Web Quest presentation session, Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 5-7 p.m. at a participating school to be identified.
Instructor: Sandra Owen, Professional Education Faculty and Clinical Instructor, Department of
Kinesiology and Health, College of Education, Georgia State University, 404-651-4681, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwche
Lauretta Burton, Instructional Service Co Ordinator, Instructional Technology Center, College of Education, Georgia State University, Training in Web Questing course project
All assignments will be on-line. No textbook purchase is required. Internet sites include:
http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwche (course applications and health web sites)
http://www.school.discovery.com (web questing)
http://www.epals.com (worldwide, translated, student e-mail)
http://www.milkenexchange.org (technology articles)
Competencies to be Demonstrated:
National and International Standards for Technology:
1.Designing Learning Experiences: Participants develop learning activities which utilize multiple computer environments; Participants align technology use with subject area content and grade level standards.
2.Teaching and Learning/Curriculum and Instruction: Participants arrange access to technology
resources that allow students to successfully engage in learning activities; Participants
implement technology appropriate for student activities involving research, data gathering,
and analysis, and simulations; Participants demonstrate the ability to use a variety of
instructional technology strategies (teacher led, collaborative, individualized, and learner
3.Assessment:Participants demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technology-based
assessment tools (risk assessment, personal health and activity profiles).
4.Safe and Responsible Use/Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues:
Participants will comply
with copyright policy for educators and will comply with legal and professional
responsibilities for students needing adaptive and assistive technologies (as assessed
through a simulation activity).
5.Professional Practice: Participants will actively engage in technology-based communication
and collaboration with classmates through e-mail and discussion board activities in order to
create and publish an assigned web quest activity.
Each class member will:
1.Actively participate in class and in on-line activities (implement four technology
strategies, post four reflections on these applications, on designated dates);
2.Attend all three in class sessions, January 17, February 28, and April 11,2001
3.Create,post,and present a health/physical education web quest (small group activity).
Class members must demonstrate mastery of course competencies as illustrated in the completion of technology application assignments, discussion board posting of reflections, and final presentation of a health/physical education web quest. The instructor will sign off on the Attendance Record and Mastery Verification Report for all students meeting this criteria.
Class members will evaluate the course with the Cobb County Staff Development Course Evaluation Form and with other measures developed by the instructor.