This portfolio contains information about my Ed.M (Master's of Education) in Educational Technology program at the University of the La Verne. I also include artifacts and personal reflections that highlight the course of the study and the competencies I gained while being in the program.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
This Master’s in Education degree (Special Emphasis in Educational Technology) from the University of La Verne places great emphasis on educational technology and its successful implementation in the classroom to facilitate and improve student learning outcomes.
EDTC 551: LEARNING THEORY & TECHNOLOGY AS NEW LITERACY
This course introduces/reviews educational psychology, learning theory, teaching pedagogy/andragogy and teaching methodologies and approaches, within a comprehensive context of technology as a native vehicle for effective teaching and learning.
EDTC 552: TECHNOLOGY-BASED RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
This course extends upon learning theories, instructional design, mobile applications, assistive technology, & legal boundaries for using technology in the classroom. Exploration into research and pedagogical best practices to create and evaluate professional development trainings with an emphasis on problem-based learning & growth mindset.
This course focuses on designing and facilitating student-directed learning activities, and navigating tiered levels of design-inherent achievement, via active and collaborative social and learning communities.
EDTC 554: AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH PRACTICUM
Students complete a research practicum which aggregates and combines theory, design, pedagogy, and tools, to design and develop learning modules that showcase rubric-based authentic assessments and observations.
AREA OF CONCENTRATION: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
21 semester hours selected from established courses and independent studies