Advanced Computer Education
This course is designed for K–12 educators and focuses on the appropriate use of technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. The course builds on the CTC Level I Technology Proficiencies that are met in the preliminary credential programs. Instructional methods explored utilize a variety of technology for collaboration and communication. This course covers 1) designing, optimizing, and analyzing technology-enriched lessons and learning environments, 2) the use of computer applications to manipulate and analyze data, 3) determining the authenticity, reliability, and bias of data gathered, 4) the use of technology-enhanced curriculum for developing information literacy and problem-solving skills, 5) the use of technology as a tool for student assessment and parent communication, and 6) the acquisition and use of technology resources at the site and district level. This course is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet the technology requirements for the Professional Clear Credential (Level II Proficiencies).