Northern Illinois University

NCATE/ISBE Accreditation

Technology at NIU

 

    Technology Proficiencies Expected

          INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION

          Early Childhood Education

          Elementary Education

          Family and Consumer Sciences

          Earth & Space Science and Environmental Science

          Health Education

          Physical Education

          Special Education LBSI: undergraduate, graduate

          Special Education Vision: undergraduate, graduate        

          ADVANCED PROGRAMS

          Bilingual ESL

          Chief School Business Official

          Curriculum and Instruction

          Library Media Specialist

          Instructional Technology

          MST in Engineering

          Principal

          Reading Specialist

          School Counselor (alignment chart)

          School Psychology

          Special Education LBSII

          Speech-Language Pathology

          Superintendency

          Technology Specialist

 

     Technology Assessments

          Early Childhood

          Elementary Education, undergraduate

          Elementary Education, graduate

          Physical Education

          Special Education: LBSI, undergraduate

          Special Education: LBSI, graduate

          Special Education: vision

          Chief School Business Official

          Instructional Technology exam, project

          Library

          Principal

          Reading Specialist

          School Counselor

          Special Education: LBSII technology performance assessment, rubric1, rubric2

          Superintendent assisgnment, rubric

     Technology Assessment Data (see Unit Annual Reports)

     Comparison by On-Campus and Off-Campus Programs

 

Technology Resources at NIU:

NIU Computer Labs

    Locations

    Hours

Helpdesk

Media Services

    Smart Classroom General Information

    Smart Classroom Locations and more Locations

    Smart Classroom Trainers/Technicians

Blackboard

Internet Connection including wireless access and locations

Software Tutorials

Web Services

Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

David W. Raymond Grant for the Use of Technology in Teaching


 

College of Education

    Technology Services

    Learning Center

    Summary of technology supported instruction

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

     SharePoint

 

Technology-Related Exit Survey Results

Q12. Rate how well the candidate is prepared to integrate current technology effectively and appropriately into instructional methods.

Year

Student Teacher

(Mean (total N))

Cooperating Teacher

(Mean (total N))

University Supervisor

(Mean (total N))

Spring 2009 coming soon coming soon coming soon
Fall 2009

4.35 (80)

4.29 (98)

4.09 (32)

Spring 2009

4.33 (79)

4.19 (70)

4.57 (16)

Fall 2008

4.25 (95)

4.10 (77)

4.11 (11)

Spring 2008

4.34 (137)

4.42 (137)

4.40 (29)

Fall 2007

4.22 (138)

4.27 (147)

4.22 (54)

Key: 5 = Very well, 4 = Well, 3 = Adequately, 2 = Somewhat, 1 = Not at all

 

Technology-Related Results from Teacher Graduate Assessment

One Year Out

Technology 1: To what extent does the teacher use the hardware and software necessary to integrate technology into classes in an appropriate and responsible manner?

Year

Teachers

(% All or Most of the Time (total N))

Supervisors

(% All or Most of the Time (total N))

2009

64% (95)

79% (116)

2008

65% (143)

75% (218)

2007

61% (134)

74% (218)

2006

56% (175)

71% (245)

Key: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Some of the time, 3 = Most of the time, 4 = All of the time

 

Technology 2: To what extent does the teacher integrate technology into classes to support learning by all students?

Year

Teachers

(% All or Most of the Time(total N))

Supervisors

(% All or Most of the Time (total N))

2009

67% (96)

71% (118)

2008

56% (143)

70% (218)

2007

53% (134)

70% (218)

2006

47% (175)

71% (245)

Key: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Some of the time, 3 = Most of the time, 4 = All of the time

 

 

Technology-Related Results from Teacher Graduate Assessment

Five Years Out (2003 Completers)

 

13. To what degree do you have access to adequate technology and computers in your current school to support your instruction? (N = 170)

Excellent - 38%

Adequate - 49%

Minimal - 14%

No Access - 0%

 

16L. How important is Technology Standard 1 in your current setting? (Technology Standard 1: The hardware and software necessary to integrate technology in your classes in an appropriate and responsible manner.) (N = 158)

Very important - 40%

Mostly important - 39%

Somewhat - 21%

Not at All Important - 1%

 

16L. How often do you use Technology Standard 1 in your current setting? (N = 158)

Use all of the time - 23%

Use most of the time - 37%

Use Some of the Time - 38%

Do Not Use at All -  1%

 

16M.  How important is Technology Standard 2 in your current setting? (Technology Standard 2: Ways to integrate technology into your classes to support learning by all students.) (N = 159)

Very Important - 41%

Mostly Important - 34%

Somewhat Important - 4%

Not at All Important - 1%

 

16M. How often do you use Technology Standard 2 in your current setting? (N = 159)

Use All of the Time - 26%

Use Most of the Time - 31%

Use Some of the Time - 42%

Do Not Use at All - 1%

 

19E. What do you think is your current level of success using technology for classroom instruction? (N = 159)

Very Successful - 28%

Moderately Successful - 54%

Somewhat Successful - 17%

Not at All Successful - 1%

 

19E. How has your level of success using technology for classroom instruction changed since you began teaching? (N = 159)

Increased Success - 68%

About the Same Success - 29%

Decreased Success - 3%

 

 

Technology-Related Results from Educational Administration Graduate Assessment

One Year Out

 

35. Extent to which graduate is prepared to apply technology to support school management functions

Educational Administration Graduate

(% Completely/Moderately (total N)

Supervisor

(Completely/Moderately (total N))

2009

42% (24)

NA

2008

43% (37)

NA

Key: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Somewhat, 3 = Moderately, 4 = Completely

37. Extent to which graduate is prepared to apply technology applications to suport assessment and evaluation efforts

Educational Administration Graduate

(% All or Most of the Time (total N))

  Supervisor  

(All or Most of the Time (total N))

2009

51% (24)

NA

2008

43% (37)

NA

Key: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Somewhat, 3 = Moderately, 4 = Completely