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Contemporary Issues - Using Technology for Discussion, Debate, and Problem Solving in the Middle School Curriculum

Course Description:

Technology can help students develop debate and problem-solving skills. This course introduces new strategies for incorporating current events, controversial issues, and pop culture into the curriculum. As a final task, create your own current events lesson plan that uses technology to foster understanding, discussion, and debate. If you want to bring contemporary issues into your social studies, humanities, or science classroom, this is your course!

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.

The number of hours identified for each course reflects time spent online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing offline coursework and assignments. All learners are different and you will likely spend double the indicated number of hours completing all coursework depending on your learning style and work habits.

Graduate Credit Information:
Graduate credit may be obtained from the provider(s) listed below, for an additional fee after the course begins.
Adams State University - 2.0 credits - pricing
Madonna University - 2.0 credits - pricing
Subject Area:
Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
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“My online discussion boards offer me contact with other colleagues to discuss ideas, problems, and means of implementation for the curriculum.”

Jeannie Dyke
Reading Specialist
SY Jackson Elementary School