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1 ICT at the University of Alberta Faculty of Education JoAnne Davies Technology PD Facilitator

2 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education2 ICT in Faculties of Education Integrating technology is a common concern to us all: Lagrange, A., & Foulkes, E., Eds. (2004). Emergent Framework for ICT Integration within Faculties of Education in Canada. Summary of a report prepared for Industry Canada on behalf of Canadian Association of Deans of Education (CADE) & L’Association francophone des doyennes et des doyens, des directrices et des directeurs d’education du Canada (AFDÉC). Available online:

3 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education3 Why Integrate Technology? Used appropriately, technology has the potential to increase the quality, efficiency and accessibility of our programs. A critical piece in our mission as a post-secondary institution where research and professional preparation (of teachers, librarians, counselors) take place. (From Faculty Technology Plan)Faculty Technology Plan

4 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education4 Vision Statement Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning process, research and administration … part of the everyday practice of how students learn, how faculty members teach, do research and communicate with the field, and how administrative services facilitate activities within the Faculty.

5 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education5 Essential Conditions Shared Vision – support throughout the system Leadership - proactive Access – modern infrastructure Technical Support Professional Development Modeling by Skilled Educators Curriculum – enhanced with technology Student-Centered Teaching Assessment – Evaluation of effectiveness of technology School partnerships - field experiences where technology integration is modeled Support Policies – gov’t teacher certification, curriculum, faculty provided with resources, part of annual report (Based on ISTE Essential Conditions for Teacher PreparationISTE Essential Conditions for Teacher Preparation ATACC a member of ISTE;

6 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education6 Who’s Driving? Whose Vision? University Dean Faculty Council Tech Council Ed. Students Instructors Researchers Small Cohorts Government Shared Vision Shared Vision Society Community Schools Research Professional Organizations

7 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education7 Leadership Support and direction from: University central admin Dean of Education Faculty Technology Council: reps from across faculty; Tech Integration Plan; monitor and evaluate effectiveness of technology integration initiatives Departments and units within the faculty

8 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education8 Access / Technology Infrastructure Facilities provided by University central in Education Building: Public computer labs (3 Win XP, 1 Mac OS X) Library: lab (Win/Mac), instructional services, electronic resources 6 Smart classrooms (60 – 220 seats) WebCT Vista (web-based course mgmt system) Networks, , Mailman, website content system, user storage, security, much more Admin systems: staff and students

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10 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education10 Smart Classrooms Touch control panel, computer, Internet access, data projector, sound system, VCR, wireless microphone, document camera, electric screen, laserdisc player, overhead projector, 35mm slide projector

11 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education11 WebCT Vista

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15 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education15 Faculty of Education Additional Facilities Wired networks in every room Wireless access points in selected areas (e.g. student lounges, library) Department-specific computer labs (e.g. Elem/Sec Math lab; 15 stations) Private workrooms for staff/grad student use (e.g. video editing, qualitative analysis, Noldus Observer) Services area: consultation, computer & a/v equipment loans, colour photocopying/printing

16 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education16 Mobile Labs Vernier science probeware (temperature, conductivity, motion, pH, EKG, etc.) & digital microscope Lego robotics Digital video or still cameras Large external hard drives Scanner MIDI music keyboard Smart Sympodium (small portable lectern) Webcam (Apple iSight, Logitech QuickCam Orbit) Laptops in carts that can be brought into all of our classrooms; total of 70 Mac iBooks, 6 PowerBooks with DVD burners, & 24 Toshiba Tablet PCs; includes printer, projector, & any options below (capacity to do 3-4 customized carts at a time): IMPORTANT service: TA transports cart and supports in class

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20 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education20 Technical Support Large central campus unit (Computing & Network Services – CNS) supports all the campus-wide services ( , WebCT, basic network feeds, etc.) Division of Technology in Education: 14 non- academic staff provide more local technical support (networks, hardware repairs, supervise labs, desktop support, advise/approve all technology capital expenditures

21 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education21 Professional Development 2 full-time academics (have taught and done research in Education faculty) Pool of part-time TAs (undergrad & grad) Act as catalysts for many initiatives; discuss ideas/provide ongoing assistance to faculty 1-to-1 or in small cohorts on a "just-in-time, need-to-know" basis. Provide service to faculty members, sessional instructors, grad students, admin staff, run workshops for pre-service teachers Provide input at tech council and other advisory groups in the faculty.

22 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education22 B. Ed. Curriculum – Integrating Technology Not a “What do we add” and “What do we take away” approach Instead let’s do things a little differently Tech PD staff discuss ideas with subject-area instructor cohorts Instructors decide, then Tech PD helps them implement

23 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education23 Secondary Science People: Norma Nocente, David Geelan, Frank Jenkins (IONCMASTE), Susan Barker, sessionals Tools: WebCT, Mobile lab, digital probeware, microscope, field experience mobile lab S. Barker/NSERC Promoscience Award

24 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education24 Elementary Social Studies People: Susan Gibson, Amy von Heyking, Joe Kirman, sessionals Tools: WebCT, Mobile Lab, Inspiration, Virtual Field Trips, Education Library Learning Centre Library Services and Instruction Facilities

25 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education25 Secondary Math People: Elaine Simmt, Brent Davis (CRC), David Pimm, sessionals Tools: geometry visualization, virtual manipulatives, graphing calculators, spreadsheets, teaching video vignettes, Math curriculum lab, Mobile Lab, WebCT Geometer’s Sketchpad: NCTM Illuminations: Texas Instruments (Calculators):

26 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education26 Alberta Secondary Math Curriculum Calculators or computers can save time in performing complex calculations, time better used to work on mathematical concepts. Technology can also be used to assist in solving problems, organizing and displaying data, visualizing (e.g. geometry), and simulating. Technology integration driven by mandated elements in the Alberta curriculum. e.g.

27 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education27 Elementary Art People: Mike Emme, Miriam Cooley Tools: Digital portfolios, digital still & video cameras, CD/DVD burner, scanners, PhotoShop, iMovie Mike Emme speaks about portfolios in art education

28 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education28 School Partnerships Forging partnerships with schools: e.g. St. Mary "Professional Learning School“ 20 elementary APT student teachers/term Science/technology integration: robotics, Tablet PCs, science probeware/microscope Providing technology assistance to students during their field experiences e.g. Science probeware/laptops brought to schools for secondary science APT student teachers; Tablet PCs loaned to APT students

29 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education29 Policies University Policies Faculty Policies Alberta Teacher Certification ICT Curriculum (K-12)

30 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education30 Alberta Teacher Certification Directive Teaching Quality Standard Applicable to the Provision of Basic Education in Alberta (Approved May 14, 1997) … teachers who hold an Interim Professional Certificate are expected to demonstrate consistently that they understand: … j) the functions of traditional and electronic teaching/learning technologies. They know how to use and how to engage students in using these technologies to present and deliver content, communicate effectively with others, find and secure information, research, word process, manage information, and keep records;

31 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education31 Alberta Teacher Certification (cont’d) h) Teachers apply a variety of technologies to meet students’ learning needs. Teachers use teaching/learning resources such as the chalkboard, texts, computers and other auditory, print and visual media, and maintain an awareness of emerging technological resources. They keep abreast of advances in teaching/learning technologies and how they can be incorporated into instruction and learning. As new technologies prove useful and become available in schools, teachers develop their own and their students’ proficiencies in using the technologies purposefully, which may include content presentation, delivery and research applications, as well as word processing, information management and record keeping. Teachers use electronic networks and other telecommunication media to enhance their own knowledge and abilities, and to communicate more effectively with others.

32 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education32 Alberta ICT Curriculum (K-12) Provides a broad perspective on the nature of technology, how to use and apply various technologies, impact on self and society. Outcomes organized into 3 categories: (1) Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving; (2) Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts; (3) Processes for Productivity Structured as a ‘curriculum within a curriculum’, with the core subjects of English LA, Math, Science and Social Studies as a base. ICT is not a separate subject, every teacher must integrate technology into their teaching

33 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education33 Technology in Research EyeLink Ed Psych/Special Ed: Judy Lupart (CRC), Rauno Parrila & Lynn McQuarrie In collaboration with Psycholinguistics (Arts) Specialized hardware/software to capture eye movement research data The three head-mounted cameras permit tracking participants’ eye and head movements during language and image processing.

34 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education34 Technology in Research (cont’d) Video/Noldus Observer Christina Rinaldi, Linda McDonald, & others Record and edit digital video Organize and analyze video and other observations with Noldus Observer qualitative analysis software Observer Mobile (PocketPC handheld)

35 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education35 Research on Technology in Education Technology in APT (advanced student teaching term) Broadband video conferencing Synchronous Learning Systems Many more studies carried on in our faculty including: information literacy, multimedia in the classroom, handheld computing, video conferencing, web- based distance education.

36 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education36 Cyberport (Video Conferencing/Broadband)

37 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education37 RACOL Craig Montgomerie David Geelan Emphasis on PD - Teachers learn how to build effective virtual learning environments Fort Vermilion School Division (Rural Advanced Community of Learners)

38 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education38 Synchronous Learning Systems Complements asynchronous systems like WebCT with a quality component for virtual meetings at a specified time where users can see and hear each other. Desktop conferencing requiring only ordinary computer and headset, dial-up OK Pilot project underway in our faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of this technology Testing the system for different purposes/groups: undergrad distance course, MES alt deliv grad program, research training, PD.

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40 Jan. 13, 2005 (UVic) JoAnne Davies - UAlberta Faculty of Education40 End JoAnne Davies Technology PD Facilitator University of Alberta Faculty of Education


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