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Mr. Low's Website



My name is Bruce Low and this is a website which documents my comformance with technology-related "Michigan Seventh Standard" for pre-service teachers.  I am currently in my final year at Eastern Michigan University and hope to teach middle school science when I receive my certification.  The State of Michigan requires conformance with their "Entry-Level Standards for Michigan Teachers and Related Proficiencies" prior to prospective teachers being certified.  The Michigan Seventh Standard is shown in the box below.  I will be documenting my conformance with this standard by describing my achievement level according to the Consortium for Outstanding Achievement for Teaching with Technology (COATT) standards and rubric.  The links in the boxes at the top of the page will take you to the different strands in the COATT rubric and will contain my self-assessment and examples of my work.
The Seventh Standard and Related Proficiencies
From the Entry-Level Standards for Michigan Teachers
As Approved by the State Board of Education, October 24, 2002
Upon completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Michigan, a person recommended for the Michigan Provisional Certificate should have:

7. An ability to use information age learning and technology operations and concepts to enhance learning and personal/professional productivity, including the
    understanding and ability to:
a. Demonstrate an understanding of, and continued growth in, information age learning and technology operations and concepts;
b. Plan and design effective technology-enhanced learning environments and experiences aligned with the State Board’s policy on learning expectations for
    Michigan students and the Michigan Curriculum Framework for all students;
c. Implement curriculum plans that include technology-enhanced methods and strategies to maximize student learning;
d. Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies;
e. Use technology to enhance professional development, practice, and productivity; and
f. Understand the equity, ethical, legal, social, physical, and psychological issues surrounding the use of technology in P-12 schools and apply that understanding
    in practice.