Curriculum Vitae for James M. Wright

| Academic Degrees | Professional Experience | Honors, Awards & Grants |

| Teaching | Scholarship | Service | International Work | Selected Works |


James M. Wright, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Instructional Technology
Bagwell College of Education
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, MB #0127
Kennesaw, GA, USA 30144-5591
Phone: (470) 578-4739
Fax: (470) 578-9094
Email: jwright(at)kennesaw.edu


Academic Degrees and Certifications

Doctor of Education Kennesaw State University 2012 Leadership for Learning*
Specialist of Education Kennesaw State University 2008 Leadership for Learning*
Specialist of Education University of Georgia 1993 Instructional Technology
Master of Education Vanderbilt University 1990 Social Science Education
Bachelor of Science University of Georgia 1989 Social Science Education


Georgia Teaching Certificate T 7 - Exp. June 30, 2018
Fields:
History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, & Behavioral Science (6-12)

Dissertation Chair: Dr. T.C. Chan
Dissertation Title: Planning and Implementing Online Instruction: Faculty Perceptions of One University (pdf)
Awarded the International Society of Educational Planning (ISEP) Dissertation of the Year (2013)

*Instructional Technology with Graduate Student Honors (4.0 GPA)


Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
Tenured and promoted in the Department of Instructional Technology
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Teach graduate courses in three online degree programs. Design and develop face-to-face and online courses. Research agenda focused on the adoption of technology, technology integration in the classroom, and the design, development and delivery of online instruction.
Full-time, tenured faculty with graduate faculty status.
August 2017 - current

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
Department of Instructional Technology
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Transferred to the Department of Instructional Technology. Teach graduate courses in three online degree programs. Design and develop face-to-face and online courses. Research agenda focused on the adoption of technology, technology integration in the classroom, and the design, development and delivery of online instruction.
Full-time, tenure-track faculty with graduate faculty status.
January 2016 - July 2017

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
Department of Secondary and Middle Grades
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Promoted to Assistant Professor at the completion of the doctoral degree. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Design and develop face-to-face and online courses. Teach Introduction to Education in an online environment with a face-to-face field placement. Research agenda focused on quality online instructional practices. Full-time, tenure-track faculty with graduate faculty status.
August 2012 - December 2015

Instructor of Education and Educational Technologist
Department of Secondary and Middle Grades
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Design and develop face-to-face and online courses. Provide technical support and training for the department and the college. Advised students and serve on department, college, and university wide committees. I teach social studies methods. Designed and taught the first online graduate course offered by KSU for Georgia OnMyLine Consortium. Built hybrid course for delivery in multiple sections of the introductory education course EDUC 2110, and train EDUC 2110 faculty to teach online and provide technological leadership for the department. Full-time, tenure-track faculty.
July 2008 - July 2012

Associate Director – Office of Field Experiences
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Oversaw the field placements for the introductory to education course and provide technical support to faculty members of the College of Education. Design web-based collection forms and surveys as well as being the webmaster for several organizations within the College of Education. Supervised student teachers in Mexico and Costa Rica.
2007 - 2008

Assistant Director – Office of Field Experiences and
Center for Service, Outreach and Partnerships
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Work with pre-service teachers in field placements. Directed field placements for the introductory to education course (EDUC 2110). Supervised student teachers in China and Belize. Chaired of the Electronic Evidence Committee for the NCATE visit. Directed technology projects for the College of Education, and member of the technology for the College of Education.
2004 - 2007

Instructional Technology Specialist - Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC)
Bagwell College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Developed and taught technology classes to K-12 teachers. Designed and developed the first web design certificate for the Ed Tech Center. Project manager for the College of Education electronic student information system and technology support for the College of Education. Webmaster for the ETTC Center and the College of Education.
2001 - 2004

Web Designer and Developer - Private Industry
Managed web development firm that provides end-to-end web based solutions. Specializing in database driven web application for the private and education sectors. Skills include budget forecasting, project management, instructional design, and managing clients and sub-contractors. Writing technical specifications and contracts. Database design and coding. The current State of Georgia K-12 report card website is running on software that we developed.
1999 - 2001

Instructor of Educational Technology - Educational Technology Training Center and
College of Education - Kennesaw State University
Designed and taught technology courses to K-12 teachers in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Specialization included internet and web development, networking, multimedia, graphics and video production. Webmaster for the ETTC and the College of Education. Designed and taught both Macintosh and DOS/Windows computer courses to K-12 teachers of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. GSAMS Distance Learning Coordinator for the Educational Technology Center.

Faculty status in the College of Education. Designed and taught several classes in technology and education to undergraduates. Advised students and served on several university wide committees including a campus wide technology vision committee. Supervised student teachers and designed and taught the first course in Instructional Technology in the College of Education.
October 1993 - 1999


Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Georgia Educational Research Association (GERA)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NaPOMLE)

Honors, Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

Wright, J. M. (2014). Undergraduate Professional Service Award for the Secondary and Middle Grades Department.

Wright, J. M. (2013). Dissertation of the Year Award. International Society of Educational Planning (ISEP).

Wright, J. M. (2013). Global Engagement Grant to support Student Teaching in Uganda ($2,500 award)

Wright, J. M. (2012). Finalist for Georgia Educational Research Association's Outstanding Student Research Award.
 Planning and Implementing Online Instruction: Faculty Perceptions of One University.

Strieker, Zong, Gillis, Wright, & Stockdale. (2011). Georgia Educational Research Association's Distinguished
 Paper Award. Improving Preservice Middle School Teachers' Confidence, Competence, and
 Commitment to Co-Teaching
.

Wright, J. M. (2011). University Scholar - The outstanding doctoral student in the Leadership
for Learning degree program for the academic year at Kennesaw State University.

Wright, J. M. (2010). Clendenin Graduate Fellowship at Kennesaw State University.

Wright, J. M. & Strieker, T. (2010). Bagwell College of Education Research/Scholarship
Award for the study: Longitudinal Analysis of Impact of Preservice Preparation in
 Effective Co-teaching Practices of Content Area Middle Grades Teachers.
($2,400 award)

Wright, J. M. (1984). Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America.


Teaching, Supervision, and Mentoring

Spring 2018
ITEC 3200: Improving Learning with Technology in Middle Grade Classrooms (face-to-face)

ITEC 3300: Improving Learning with Technology in High School Classroom (directed study with student in Ecuador)
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement

Fall 2017
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (2 online sections)

Course release for ITEC3200/3200 course coordination

Summer 2017
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (2 online sections)
ITEC 8570: Managing Data Systems in Schools & Districts (online)

Spring 2017
ITEC 3200: Improving Learning with Technology in Middle Grade Classrooms (face-to-face)

ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (2 online sections)

Fall 2016
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (2 online sections)
ITEC 8500: Issues, Trends and Research in Instructional Technology (online)

Summer 2016
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (2 online sections)
ITEC 8520: Supporting Technology Infrastructure in Schools & Districts (online)

Spring 2016
ITEC 7470: Educational Research (2 online sections)
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (online)

Fall 2015
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (2 hybrid sections)

Summer 2015
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (3 online sections)

Spring 2015
ITEC 7470: Educational Research (2 online sections)
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (online)

Fall 2014
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (online)
EDMS 6115: Knowledge of All Learners (online)
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (hybird)

Summer 2014
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (3 online sections)

Spring 2014
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement (online)
EDUC 6300: Research Methods & Critique
ITEC 9350: Doctoral Directed Study

Fall 2013
ITEC 7430: Internet Tools for the Classroom (online)
ITEC 7481: Designing Online Learning (online)
ITEC 9420: Evaluating Professional Learning and Instructional Initiatives (doctoral class)

Summer 2013
ITEC 7305: Data Analysis & School Improvement
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Two Sections – (1 online, 1 hybrid)

Spring 2013
ITEC 8420: Evaluating K-12 Technology (doctoral class)
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (hybrid)
EDUC 2110 Coordinator, TQP Course Release

Fall 2012
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Two Sections – (1 online, 1 hybrid)
EDUC 2110 Coordinator

Summer 2012
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Three Sections – (1 online, 2 hybrid)

Spring 2012
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (hybrid)
Three Sections

Fall 2011
EDMS 6115: Knowledge of All Learners (GOML Online)
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education

EDUC 2110 Coordinator

Summer 2011
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (3 hybrid sections)

Spring 2011
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (2 hybrid sections)

Fall 2010
EDMG 4403: Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades Education (ToSS)
EDMS 6115: Knowledge of All Learners (GOML Online)

Summer 2010
EDUC 6200 - Curriculum, Assessment, and Classroom Management

Spring 2010
EDMG 4403: Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades Education (ToSS)

Fall 2009
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (hybrid)
Three Sections

Summer 2009
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (hybrid)
EDMS 6115: Knowledge of All Learners (GOML Online)
The first online graduate course developed and offered by KSU for Georgia OnMyLine Consortium.
EDUC 6100L: Practicum I

Spring 2009
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education
Three Sections – (Team taught one section)

Fall 2008
EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (2 face-to-face sections)

Summer 2004
ECE 8814: Inquiry: Essentials of Technology



Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Publications:

Ali, R. & Wright, J. M. (2017). Examination of QM™ Process: Making a case for transformative
blankprofessional development model. International Journal on E-Learning 16(4), 329-347. (refereed)

Wright, J. M. (2015). The need for technology coaches in the classroom.
blankEducational Journal Middle East. 1(10), 24-25.

Wright, J. M. (2014). Planning to meet the expanding volume of online learners: An examination of faculty
blankmotivation to teach online. Educational Planning, 21(4), 35-49. (refereed)

Wright, J. M. (2012). Planning and implementing online instruction: Faculty perceptions of
blankone university. Doctoral dissertation, Kennesaw State University: Kennesaw, GA
.

Wright, J. M. (2010). Effect of quality matters™ training on faculty’s online self-efficacy.
M. Clay (Ed.), Distance Learning Administration Annual Conference Proceedings.

Wright, J. M. (2003). Developing instructional technology centers for basic education in Ghana:
A qualitative study. In A. Adebayo, & J. Tufuor (Eds.), Reflection on Phase IV Instructional
Technology Training for Basic Education
(Chapter). University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Reviewer and Reader:

For the Journal of Research in Education (2015)
For the Journal of Global Initiatives, Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective (2013)

Chapter Reviewer for Green Technology Textbook (2013)

Creative Activity:

Wright, J. M. (2013). GaETC Conference App [Mobile application software]. Atlanta: ATVI Software.
 Project lead on the design and creation of a mobile app for the conference sessions and schedule planning.
 This app was downloaded 2,934 times and help facilitate the learning of over 2,500 teachers.

Presentations:

Wright, J. M. & Maddox, H. (2017, November). Virtual Reality with Google Expeditions. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2017, June). Using technology for Teacher Development for Quality of Learning.
blankInvited, keynote session presented at the International Conference on Education (ICE),
blankSilpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Wright, J. M. (2017, June). Moving Forward into the Digital Learning and Teaching Era.
blankInvited, keynote session presented at the International Conference on Education (ICE),
blankSilpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Wright, J. M. (2016, November). Personalized Learning with Technology. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2016, March). Technology Impacting Student Learning. Session presented
blankat the Impacting Student Learning Conference, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2015, November). Building Student Engagement in the Classroom. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. & Ali, R. (2015, September). Tracking Student Data in the Age of Accountability. Session
blankpresented at The Digital Education Show, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ali, R. & Wright, J. M. (2015, September). The Need for the Technology Coach in the Classroom. Session
blankpresented at The Digital Education Show, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Wright, J. M. (2015, March). Increase Student Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools. Session presented
blankat the Impacting Student Learning Conference, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2014, November). Differentiate Student Learning with ClassFlow. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2014, June). Faculty Motivation to Adopt Online Teaching. Session presented at
blank the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2014, June). Faculty Motivations to Teach Online. Session presented at the
blankDistance Learning Administration Conference, Jekyll Island, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2014, March). Lessons Learned from iPad Implementation. Session presented
blankat the Impacting Student Learning Conference, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2013, November). Increasing Student Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools. Session presented
blankfor Cobb County Public School Teachers, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2013, October). Planning and Implementing Online Instruction: Faculty Perceptions
.of One University. Invited presentation for International Society of Educational
.Planning (ISEP) Conference, Niagara Falls, NY.

Wright, J. M., & Moore, J. (2013, September). Web 2.0 Tools for Your Classroom. Session presented
blankfor Cobb County Public School Teachers, Osborne High School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2012, November). Tools to Flip Your Classroom. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2012, October). Planning and Implementing Online Instruction: Faculty Perceptions of One
blankUniversity
. Session presented at the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, November). Examining the Web 2.0 Learner. Session presented at the
blankGeorgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, October). Using TPACK to Build Technology Competencies with
blankPre-Service Teachers.
Session presented at The Southeastern Regional Association of
blankTeacher Educators (SRATE) Conference, Savannah, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, October). Student Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction.
.
Invited presentation for members of The Student Professional Association of Georgia
.Educators (SPAGE), Kennesaw, GA.

Strieker, T., Wright, J. M., & Stockdale, S. (2011, October). Collaborative Practices in Preparing
 Pre-service Content Middle Grades Teachers to Co-Teach: Results of a Two-Year Study.

 Session presented at The Renaissance Group Fall Conference, Arlington, VA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, August). Adult Learning Theory, the Millennial Learner, and Technology
Engagement.
Session presented for Cobb County Public School Mentors in Area Two,
Middle School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, June). Understanding the Millennial Learner and Engagement with
Technology.
Session presented for KSU and Cobb County Public School Teachers
in the Urban Education Program, Smitha Middle School, Marietta, GA.

Jackson, P., & Wright, J. M. (2011, June). Working with Adult Learners.
Session presented for KSU and Cobb County Public School Teachers in the Urban
Education Program, Smitha Middle School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, March). Interactive Whiteboards for Middle School Math and Social
Studies Teachers. Session presented for Cobb County Public School Teachers,
Smitha Middle School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2011, February). Effect of Quality Matters Training on Faculty’s Online Self-efficacy.
Invited presentation for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Distance Education Virtual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

Wright, J. M. (2010, November). Designing with the End in Mind. Session presented
for Cobb County Public School Teachers, Smitha Middle School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M., & Moore, J. (2010, October). Technology Productivity Tools. Session presented
for Cobb County Public School Teachers, Osborne High School, Marietta, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2010, June). Effect of Quality Matters™ Training on Faculty’s Online Self-efficacy.
Session presented at the Distance Learning Administration Conference, Jekyll Island, GA.

Wright, J. M., & Ligon, K. (2009, May). Getting Started Designing Your Online Class. Session
presented at the Professional Teacher Education Unit meeting, Kennesaw, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2008, November). Design, Build, and Deliver Online Instruction with Quality Matters™
Framework
. Session presented at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference,
College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2007, November). Installing Joomla, an Open Source Web CMS System. Workshop
session presented at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2006, November). Photoshop Elements for Your School. Workshop session presented at
the Georgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2005, November). Basics of Flash Animation. Workshop session presented at the
Georgia Educational Technology Conference, College Park, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2004, November). Quick and Cool JavaScripts. Session presented at the Georgia
Educational Technology Conference, Macon, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2003, November). Quick and Cool Photoshop. Session presented at the Georgia
Educational Technology Conference, Macon, GA.

Wright, J. M. (2002, November). Adding Flash to Your Website. Session presented at the Georgia
Educational Technology Conference, Savannah, GA.

Projects with the State of Georgia and the State Department of Education include:

International Work:


Professional Service

National Level Service:

  • Webmaster for National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE) (2009 - 2015)

State Level Service:

University Level Service:

  • BCOE representative to Graduate Policies and Curriculum Committee (GPCC) (Aug. 2017 - present)
  • BCOE representative to Distance Learning Advisory Committee (Aug. 2015 - present)
  • SMGE representative to Faculty Senate (Aug. 2014 - March 2016)
  • Member of the KSU and Southern Polytechnic Consolidation Implementation Committee (2014)
  • Member of the Technology Enhanced Education Operational Working Group (2014)
  • Member of the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) (2012 - 2013)
  • Chair of the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) (2011 - 2012)
  • Vice Chair of the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) (2010 - 2011)
  • Kennesaw State University Student Fee Committee (2011, 2012)
  • BCOE representative to University Wide Online Learning Collaborative (Jan. 2009 - Jan. 2010)
  • KSU Conversation Partners (2008 - 2009)

College Level Service:

  • Search Committee Member for the Dean of the Bagwell College of Education (Sept. 2016 - present)
  • Member of CAEP Council for Technology (Aug. 2015 - present)
  • Member of Faculty Development and Awards Committee (Aug. 2017 - present)
  • Chair of Faculty Development and Awards Committee (Aug. 2016 - May 2017)
  • Member of Global Engagement Committee (Aug. 2016 - May 2017)
  • SMGE representative to the College Faculty Council (CFC) (Aug. 2014 - May 2015)
  • Search Committee Member for PTEU Data Manager (2014)
  • Member of Area F Restructuring Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • Member of Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Induction Committee (2009 - 2011) (2012 - May 2015)
  • Search Committee Chair for BCOE Webmaster (2013)
  • Search Committee Member for BCOE Technology Coach (2013)
  • Webmaster for the Bagwell College of Education (January 2013 - May 2013)
  • Search Committee Member for Assistant Director for CEPP (2011)
  • Member of Global Engagement Committee (formally QEP Committee) (2009 - 2013)
  • Member of BCOE Web Task Force (2008 - 2010)
  • Search Committee Memberfor BCOE Director of Online Learning (Sept. 2009)
  • Search Committee Member for BCOE Technology Support Service Person (Aug. 2009)
  • Member of Educational Leadership Advisory Board (2008-2009)

Department Level Service:

  • Undergraduate program coordinator (Aug. 2017 - present)
  • Chair of the Department Evaluation Review Committee (Aug. 2017 - present)
  • Member of Department Tenure and Promotion Committee (Aug. 2017 - present)
  • Member of ITEC Department Faculty Council (DFC) (Aug. 2016 - present)
  • Search Committee Member for two Faculty positions in ITEC Department (Sept. 2016 - April 2017)
  • Member of SMGE Department Faculty Council (DFC) (Aug. 2009 - Dec. 2015)
  • EDUC 2110 Coordinator (Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2013)
  • Search Committee Member for SMGE Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Search Committee Member for Lecturer position in SMGE (April 2011)
  • Chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for SMGE Department (2009 - 2012)
  • Member of SMGE Advertising Committee (2010 - 2011)

Service to the Community:

  • Member of the Baker Elementary School Advisory Council (Nov. 2014 - present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinders180 - a non profit to help underskilled teens
  • Eagle Scout Board of Review member for the Silver Comet District, Boy Scouts of America (2013 - present)

Service before tenure-track appointment:

  • Chair of the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) (2006 - 2007)
  • PTEU Steering Committee Member
  • Chair BCOE Web Site Committee
  • PTEU Technology Committee
  • Chair of the Electronic Evidence Committee for the 2004 NCATE visit
  • Built the electronic evidence website for the 2004 NCATE visit
  • Chair BCOE Student Information System Committee
  • Planning committee for the SINO-American international conference
  • State ETTC On-Line Registration System Committee
  • North Cobb High School Business and Technology advisory committee
  • Houghton Mifflin Web Content Advisory Board – Boston , MA
  • Georgia Technology Conference Website Committee
  • Directed international student teaching for the Bagwell College of Education (2005 - 2007)
  • Webmaster for the Bagwell College of Education
  • Webmaster for the Services, Outreach and Partnerships
  • Webmaster for the Office of Field Experiences
  • Webmaster for the SINO-American Consortium

Skills and Expertise

  • Teaching (face-to-face and online)
  • Curriculum develop and instructional design
  • Online and hybrid course development
  • Training faculty to teach online
  • Electronic data collection and analysis (Excel & SPSS)
  • Website design and development
  • Multimedia design and development (Video, 2D and some 3D)
  • Relational and Flat Databases (SQL)
  • Technology integration and data system development
  • Technology training and support
  • Wired and wireless computer networking
  • HTML/XML/DHML/CSS Coding
  • Some ASP and PHP Coding

Course Descriptions:

EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
This course engages candidates in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Candidates will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Candidates will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, candidates will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. Includes the use of current technologies which are directly related to effective teaching and 15 hours of observation.

ITEC 3200: Improving Learning with Technology in Middle Grade Classrooms
Teacher candidates learn to use technologies to promote student achievement in middle school content area and technology literacy standards. Special topics include using technology to improve students’ English language learning, to assess student learning, and to differentiate instruction. Candidates also learn to manage their digital activities in ways appropriate for a professional educator; advocate for students without beyond-school access; and teach K-12 students how to use technology safely, ethically, and legally.

EDMG 4403: Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades Education (ToSS)
This course is a segment of an 11-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in social studies. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Students will develop and implement plans for teaching social studies in an interdisciplinary team setting. In an extensive field experience, students will teach middle grades learners.

EDUC 6100L: Practicum I
An experiential, service learning project in which candidates work (mentoring, tutoring, interviewing, etc.) with adolescents or young adults, one-on-one, focusing on development, needs, exceptionalities, diversity, and learning styles. Requires proof of liability insurance. Candidates must have a satisfactory practicum to continue in the MAT program without remediation.

EDMS 6115: Knowledge of All Learners (GOML online)
This course will investigate the basic theories of learning, development, and communication that create productive classroom instruction for all learners. Particular attention will be paid to understanding how differences in ethnicity, class, gender, religion, language, and exceptionality affect the work of teachers and learners in modern society. The characteristics, legal requirements, and teacher responsibilities for students with disabilities will also be articulated in this class. This course includes a field experience in which candidates observe and work (mentoring, tutoring, interviewing, etc.) with adolescents one-on-one, focusing on development, needs, exceptionalities, diversity, and learning styles.

EDUC 6200: Curriculum, Assessment, and Classroom Management
Course Description: An examination of the learning environment including theories and principles of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management. Focus is placed on the development of learning outcomes and the development and selection of culturally responsive lessons. Attention is also given to teacher-constructed and standardized assessment tools and the use of these tools for instructional decision-making. Models of classroom management will be examined including consideration of time, materials, environment, and behavior management. Technological applications include the use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation applications, Internet research, online courseware, electronic portfolio development, and the review of software.

EDUC 6300 - Research Methods and Critique
This course introduces students to research methods in education and to important research in their fields. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are overviewed, as is action research. Students become critical consumers of research by developing skills in identifying, summarizing, and critiquing research studies. As critical consumers, they also reflect on how their practice is influenced by research. Students work to identify and develop expertise in areas of interest that provide a foundation for their Capstone Projects.

ITEC 7305: Data Analysis and School improvement
Course Description: In this course, educators will learn to utilize data to identify school improvement needs and make informed decisions in effectuating change. The ultimate goal of this course is to produce educational leaders who effectively collect, analyze, and use data to improve schools through successfully demonstrated change models. In this course, educators will learn to systemically collect and analyze multiple sources of data to identify improvement needs, determine an effective response, monitor and correct progress, and demonstrate success to stakeholders. Additionally, students will learn to drive and sustain change in a collegial environment, culminating in students' understanding of, and ability to use, a wide range of applicable leadership practices. Finally, students will learn a variety of technology tools to use for data analysis. They will also learn a variety of Web 2.0 tools to facilitate school communication.

ITEC 7430: Internet Tools for the Classroom (online)
Course Description:
This course introduces candidates to pedagogical methods and strategies for using the Internet effectively in the classroom in the candidate's certification field. Students will experience a variety of Internet technologies and develop strategies for classroom implementation. The course includes guided tours of some of the best educational sites on the World Wide Web and explores ways to integrate use of the Internet into an educational setting. This course introduces students to systematic instructional methods and models for using the Internet effectively in the classroom. Candidates will create lessons that are current, highly motivating, and mentally engaging.

ITEC 7470: Educational Research (online)
Course Description:
This course is designed to help candidates develop an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs, focusing on interpretation and application relating to classroom practice.

ITEC 7481: Designing Online Learning (online)
Course Description:
In this course, candidates develop a high-quality online learning experience for students using research-based elements and instructional design principles in online education. Candidates learn how to assess student learning needs, organize content into learning modules, create authentic and meaningful assessments, and engage learners in varied technologically-based activities to achieve learning outcomes. Candidates create this online course in a widely-used learning management system. As a practicum experience, candidates are enrolled in an online course currently being taught by an experienced online teacher. Candidates discuss how these experienced teachers apply principles discussed in class and how they organize, manage, and facilitate online teaching and learning.

ITEC 8420: Evaluating K-12 Instructional Technologies
Course Description: This course addresses processes for evaluating the potential of existing and emerging K-12 technology products for recommended purchase. The course also addresses evaluating the implementation of technologies in K-12 classrooms and the impact of those implementations on learning.

ITEC 8500: Issues, Trends and Research in Instructional Technology
Course Description: This course will provide candidates an overview of the field of instructional technology including history, research and current trends and issues. Candidates will develop strategies for keeping abreast of instructional technology issues and trends, engage in the professional literature of the field and research a current trend or issue in the field. Additionally, candidates will develop a proposal for their Capstone Project for the program.

ITEC 8520: Supporting Technology Infrastructure in Schools & Districts
Course Description: An important part of becoming a school system technology leader is a solid understanding of the academic and administrative technology that is so common in today’s educational setting. Further, appropriate skills related to project management, negotiation, and day-to-day management of staff and operations are critical.
This course focuses on excellence in professional practice, systemic improvement, knowledge of certain technologies, and professional growth. Further, students will read, write, and collaborate about technology planning, implementation, operation, security, and disaster recovery. We will make special effort to examine communications technologies that are part of a modern school system and school.

ITEC 8570: Managing Data Systems in Schools & Districts
Course Description: This course is designed to explore and elaborate on the various aspects of a modern K12 environment and the role data management plays. We will examine administrative and academic uses of data and how that data is gathered, filtered, stored, protected, interpreted, and made available to appropriate individuals. Particular emphasis will be given to data driven decision making at all levels of the school district.

ECE 8814: Inquiry: Essentials of Technology
Course Description: Through the exploration of both traditional and advanced educational technologies, candidates will develop technological skills and strategies of implementation to build an integrated plan of utilizing technology for improving classroom teaching and student learning.

ITEC 9420: Evaluating Professional Learning and Instructional Initiatives
Course Description: Candidates will review the theoretical principles and practices that are best suited to high-quality evaluations of professional learning programs promoting the effective use of technology. As a culminating project, students will develop and implement an evaluation plan related to a specific K-12 professional learning or instructional program.

Classes taught at Educational Technology Technology Center:

Taught technology courses to in-service and pre-service teachers at the Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC). Guest lecturer in many KSU undergraduate and graduate classes.

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