MAET Coursework

Welcome to my transcript page where I have listed the courses I took while earning my Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) degree from Michigan State University. In the description of each course I have included how the course challenged me and a piece of work that I completed during the course. I have also included when the course was taken and who my instructor(s) were. If you have any questions about my courses, please feel free to contact me and ask me about my learning process and the work I completed.

Course Abbreviations
CEP- Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Social Education
TE- Teacher Education

*Course names will take you to MSU course descriptions. Instructor names will take you to their professional websites.

Spring 2018

This was my first course in the MAET program. This course focused on theories of learning and understanding with connections to educational technology. I learned about TPACK and developing my professional learning networks. I explored the use of what James Paul Gee calls the “passionate affinity school system” by learning how to cook using only free online resources.

In this course I was introduced to the MakerMovement and how to repurpose technology for the desired job. I continued my learning of TPACK from CEP 810 as well as applied the learning theories from CEP 810 and connected them to Maker Education, Project Based Learning, and inquiry driven lessons. In this course I had to develop a number of blog post that showcased the readings and explored what it means to repurpose.

Summer 2018

In this course I had to work on a collaborative learning project to identify ill-structured problems within education. This course continued the discussion of TPACK and how it can be used to assist teachers in solving big problems. The course ended by igniting a passion of questioning for life. I read Warren Berger’s book A More Beautiful Question to understand how questioning can spark passion and curiosity.

This course focused on the importance of educational research and the different methods that researchers use when collecting data for analysis. In this course I had to do a meta analysis of research articles as well as use survey tools to understand the data correlation and causation. My end of the course project was a research review focused on goal orientation theory and how it impacts a students academic achievement.

Fall 2018

This course was in depth look to what learning looks like in school versus other settings. It built on the concepts that were learned in courses CEP 810, 811, and 812 in connection to learning with understanding. For this course I had to develop a habit plan that was being adapted as I learned about the power of habits and learning as a social experience. This course helped me learn about providing my students with authentic learning activities and connecting the learning that my students do in school with the learning that takes place outside of school.

In this course I explored the different aspects of creativity by reading the book Sparks of Genius by Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein and how it can be used in presenting new concepts to students. I had to keep a record of the different types of creativity and how to incorporate it into my lesson plans or professional development opportunities for my colleagues.

Spring 2019

This course focused on designing an online or hybrid course that could be used by a k-12 student. I had to explore different course management systems like Google Classroom, Canvas, and Haiku Learning. I decided to create a hybrid course using Haiku Learning to support my students in working on a collaborative PBL unit that they would use in connection to our class trip to Washington D.C. I choose to use a hybrid course to allow students to work in a synchronous and asynchronous environment.

This course focused on understanding research that was used to change educational policy as well as looking at how to differentiate learning to fit all literacy learners. In this course I had to do weekly readings about best practices for literacy learners and communicate with peers on discussion boards or on video conferencing. The course long project was an in-depth “Literacy Learner Analysis” where I had to survey a student and their parents about their home literacy practices. I developed lessons to support the students academic growth in non-fiction reading comprehension and collected data to track the students progress.

Summer 2019

This was one of the final courses that I took through the MAET program. This course was focused on understanding different types of managing and leadership techniques in connection to how technology gets implemented in educational settings. I had to create a professional development opportunity for my staff in this course that was built on the SMAR framework and begin creating a vision for technology integration with leadership and education kept in the forefront.

This is the final course in my MAET program. This course focuses on creating a final portfolio that displays and syntheses all that I have learned in the MAET program. I had to reflect on my goals for entering the MAET program and create future goals for my continued learning. I created this portfolio to demonstrate my growth as an educator and as a learner through the MAET program.