Index: Educational Technology
NM Technology Competencies for All Teachers
ENTRY LEVEL BASIC TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES FOR ALL LICENSURE AREAS 00.0 Basic Computer and Technology Operations and Concepts 01.0 Personal and Professional Use of Technology 02.0 Application of Technology to Support Teaching and Learning
ENTRY LEVEL BASIC TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES FOR ALL LICENSURE AREAS
[text is taken directly from documents of the NM State Department of Education]
INTRODUCTION: The following competencies will be used by New Mexico institutions of higher education to establish a curriculum in technology for persons seeking a New Mexico teaching license. To receive an educator license, one must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college of university, have completed an approved educator preparation program that includes at least 14 weeks of supervised student teaching, and pass the State Board of Education's required licensure examination.
These competencies are entry-level and are based on what beginning teachers must know and be able to do relative to the use of technology in order to provide effective educational programs in all subject matter areas and at all grade levels in New Mexico schools. New Mexico licensure is based on a system of continued professional development that requires licensed educators to participate in career-long activities to continually improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Note: earning online degrees can help you meet these requirements.
The competencies were developed to ensure alignment with the New Mexico's Contact Standards with Benchmarks for all content areas and with the National Standards for Educational Technology as prepared by the International Society for Technology in Education.
New Mexico competencies for all licensure and endorsement areas include the elements of assessment, diversity, technology, inclusion, the impact of language, and career readiness. While there is repetition of some statements and concepts within and between the competencies, this repetition is essential to underscore the importance of those key elements of teacher preparation at all grade levels and in all content areas. The use of technology is critical to addressing multiple learning needs of all students in a digital age and should be viewed as a critical support to enhance teaching and learning at all grade levels for all students.COMPETENCIES
All candidates seeking licensure in teacher preparation programs will meet the following basic technology competencies.
00.0 Basic Computer and Technology Operations and Concepts
Candidates will use computer systems to: run software, access, generate, and manipulate data; and publish results. They will also evaluate performance of hardware and software components of computer systems and apply basic troubleshooting strategies as needed. The educator will:
00.1 Operate a multimedia computer system with related peripheral devises to successfully install and use a variety of software packages.
00.2 Use terminology related to technology appropriate to the teaching field in written and oral communication.
00.3 Describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for multimedia computer systems with related peripheral devices.
00.4 Use imaging devices.
00.5 Demonstrate knowledge of uses of computers and technology in business, industry, and society.00.6 Operate a variety of audio-visual devices.
01.0 Personal and Professional Use of Technology
Candidates will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity. They will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems. In addition, they will plan and participate in activities that encourage lifelong learning and will promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of computer and technology resources. The educator will:
01.1 Use productivity tools for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications.
01.2 Apply productivity tools for creating a multimedia presentation.
01.3 Use computer -based technologies including telecommunications to access information and enhance personal and professional productivity.
01.4 Use computers to support problem solving, data collection, information management, communications, presentations, and decision making.
01.5 Demonstrate awareness of resources for adaptive assistive devices and software for students with special needs.
01.6 Demonstrate awareness of resources for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
01.7 Demonstrate knowledge of equity, ethics, legal, and human issues concerning use of computers and technology.
01.8 Demonstrate awareness of computer and related technology resources for facilitating lifelong learning and emerging roles of the learner and the educator.01.9 Demonstrate awareness of broadcast instruction, audio/video conferencing, and other distant learning applications.
02.0 Application of Technology to Support Teaching and Learning02.0 Application of Technology to Support Teaching and Learning
Candidates will apply computers and related technologies to support teaching and learning in their grade level and subject areas. They will integrate a variety of software, applications, and learning tools in the teaching and learning process. Lessons developed must reflect effective grouping and assessment strategies for diverse populations. The educator will:
02.1 Explore, evaluate, and use technology resources including applications, tools, educational software, and assorted documentation.
02.2 Describe best practice and appropriate assessment as related to the use of technology resources in the curriculum.
02.3 Design, implement, and assess learning activities that integrate technology for a variety of grouping strategies for diverse populations.
02.4 Design learning activities that foster equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology by students.02.5 Practice responsible, ethical, and legal use of technology, information, and software resources.
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