National University




SPD630 Tech for Teaching & Learning

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lucinda K. Kramer

Course Description

This introductory course is designed to provide special education candidates with the skills needed to integrate technology in teaching and learning as required in the INTASC Standards including assessment and monitoring of student progress, evaluation of media and technology, the use of technology to effectively plan instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, colleagues, and families. Course content includes designing lesson plans for integration of technology in classrooms serving students with mild/moderate disabilities, respond to case study utilizing technology to assess, monitor progress, and provide targeted support for a student with special needs, a research paper on the selection of effective media and technology resources, a PowerPoint presentation on the legal, and ethical use of information and technology including social media and development of newsletter or video as a communication tool to engage learners, families and the global community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop technology-based lesson plan for students with mild/moderates disabilities aligned to INTASC Standards. INTASC #3, #5, #7, and #8
  • Identify technology to assess, monitor, and support the learning of a student with mild/moderate disability and is an English Language Leaner. INTASC #6, #7, #8, and #9.
  • Analyze peer reviewed research articles, synthesize information on the selection of effective media and technology resources and write a research paper following APA format. INTASC #8.
  • Create a PowerPoint or multimedia presentation on the legal and ethical use of information and technology including social media for a grade level of your choice. INTASC#9.
  • Develop a classroom newsletter using publishing software or create a video as a communication tool to engage learners, families and the global community. INTASC #9, #10.