The primary goal of this class is for the student to acquire the techniques and skills necessary to teach Probability and Statistics effectively with the use of technology at the secondary level. This course will focus on the investigation of mathematical pedagogy, best practices for instruction with technology and instructional technology to teach Probability and Statistics and to refresh content knowledge in ways that conform to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards for instruction and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®- http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-teachers) standards. Students will examine strategies and skills to engage secondary level mathematics students creatively through the proper use of technology in the classroom specific to content in Probability and Statistics.
3 Graduate Credits
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Upon completion, students may request a transcript from Converse College, a leader in graduate education and an accredited institution. Credits may be applied towards professional development, licensure renewal, career and salary advancement. Please Note: These courses are not designed to satisfy requirements for those seeking to teach at the community college level or above, or for dual enrollment. Students must check with their state/district for approval.
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The materials for this course consist of current research available in both video and print resources that are available online.
The use of a graphing calculator is required. Any graphing calculator that is approved for use on the ACT/SAT is acceptable.
This course will be offered through Distance Education. Participating teachers may take up to nine months to complete all requirements. There are no scheduled class sessions or meetings. All work is to be submitted through the Moodle e-learning platform. Please refer to the courses syllabi for further information on the course requirements.
Course topics include but not limited to: Designing and Developing an Educational Technology Plan for the Classroom, Introduction to Instructional Technologies, Facilitating Creative Learning through Technology, Instructional Technology Hardware, Impacting Student Learning in Probability and Statistics, Educational Technology Software Concepts, Using Educational Software to Explore Probability and Statistics Concepts, Appropriate Social Media for Schools, and Responsibilities for Using Social Media.