is an online, interactive, self-paced, staff development model, which
allows participants to gain knowledge and skills in the applications of
educational technology. All educators including teachers,
administrators, technology consultants, media specialists, and support
staff can participate in quality online modules and access resources on
current and emerging topics relevant in today's classrooms.
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STAR-Online courses are categorized under the five ISTE NETS for
Teachers 2008: Student Learning and Creativity, Digital-Age Learning
Experiences & Assessments, Digital-Age Work & Learning and
Digital Citizenship & Responsibility. Professional Growth &
Leadership is covered in all of the STAR-Online courses. ISTE NETS for
Teachers 2008 focuses on pre-service teacher education and provides a
framework for implementing technologies in teaching and learning that
has been widely used in universities, state departments of education,
and school districts across the nation.
- Over 30 proven online modules focusing on the use of technology in the classroom
- Online support to educators, as well as to mentors and technology/staff development planners
- Online resources with links to relevant sites
- Custom reports for districts/schools to assess need, use, and effectiveness of the online training
STAR-Online will continue to meet
pressing technology needs, overcoming geographic isolation and limited
resources by expanding its content and resources.
STAR-Online is a comprehensive,
collaborative, communication system, which provides a rich array of
individualized training available to educators anytime, anyplace -
thereby building capacity at individual, classroom, regional, state,
and national levels.
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Western Illinois University Graduate Course
IDT 573 Online Professional Development: Application of Technologies in the Pre-K-12 Classroom
Office for Partnerships, Professional Development, and Technology
College of Education and Human Services
Western Illinois University
STAR Registration Number 55962
2 graduate credits per semester
(This class may be repeated for up to 4 semesters for a total of 8 graduate credits.)
Instructor: Debbie Danner
For course information, contact:
Horrabin Hall 113
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-2444 x 296
Spring 2011 Important Dates to remember:
Course Beginning date: January 18, 2011
Last Open Registration date: january 21, 2011
Last Restricted Registration date: March 27, 2011
Last Drop Date: April 21, 2011
Course Ending date: May 6, 2011
Start Date: Begin on or after January 18, 2011
End Date: All coursework must be completed and submitted by May 6, 2011
The last drop date for Fall classes is April 21, 2011.
For tuition costs refer to http://www.wiu.edu/businessservices/tuition/plank_grad_non.shtml
Unless you are taking other classes at WIU, scroll down to
Non-Guaranteed Graduate Student Rate valid Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and
Summer 2011. There will also be a one-time transcript fee of $15.00(as of Fall 2010) upon
proof of a bachelor's degree. All students taking graduate classes will
be charged a one-time, non-refundable $30.00 application fee. Contact
the Registrar’s at (309)298-1891 with questions about tuition and other
university fees. Please do not submit payment with registration. The
university will bill you separately. Fees subject to change due to
actions by the Board of Trustees.
leading to applications of Instructional Technology and
Telecommunications that emphasize competency development in a
specialized area, such as: distance learning, curriculum integration,
presentations systems, and multimedia techniques. Course includes the
completion of a project. Does not apply to degree plan.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
WIU Mission Statement
The mission of Western Illinois
University is to provide the premier undergraduate and graduate
education among all public universities in Illinois and, in selected
disciplines, beyond Illinois' borders.
To participate in this class, registrants must
have basic computer skills, access to the Internet/WWW, a bachelor's
degree, be admitted into the WIU graduate school (transcripts
required), and be a registered user of STAR-Online.
In this asynchronous course, students
will gain technology skills that can be applied in their classroom. All
of the instruction will be delivered via online modules through STAR-Online through the Internet. Online
support will be available by contacting Debbie
To be accepted as a graduate student, go to http://www.wiu.edu/grad/prospective/classification.php to apply online, or
contact the School of Graduate Studies at:
1 University Circle
Memorial Hall 237
Macomb, IL 61455-1390.
- Complete a staff development plan.
- Complete 3 online staff development modules, integrating each into an educational setting.
- Complete the Internet and Computer Safety, Privacy and Protection module.
- Write a reflection paper.
Download the Course Syllabus as a PDF file (Spring 2011)
Download the Course Registration Form as a PDF file