Word has become one of the most popular programs in education and with the new features that have been added to the latest versions, it has even more value in the teacher’s arsenal of technology tools. Word can be a very effective communication and instructional tool if it is employed by teachers who know how to harness its power to generate learning.

The focus of this course is how Word can be used to impact student achievement. The hands-on exercises are tied to curriculum and move through the basics (tabs, margins, formatting) to intermediate (columns, writing tools, graphics) and onto advanced features (desktop publishing, web page publishing, hyperlinks, merging data) - all focused on student achievement

Primary Learning Objectives

  1. Provide participants with the skills necessary to utilize Word in their classrooms or office.

  2. Demonstrate the impact Word can have on instruction and learning.

  3. Provide some background on how classrooms are going to change in the future.

  4. Give participants a new tool they can use to help students achieve.

  5. Demonstrate how Word can be used as a tool to help students acquire literacy.

In addition, students will:

  • learn to apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.

  • become confident in their ability to plan and design learning environments and activities supported by technology.

  • learn to apply the use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.

  • learn to implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.

  • gain understanding of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in our schools.

  • gain understanding of the role technology can play in supporting the acquisition of language and the development of literacy skills.

  • become comfortable enough with technology that they will begin to try new things, take risks, and be more innovative in their teaching.

  • find a new way of doing something and share it with a colleague.

  • understand the relationship between skills can techniques learned in this course with National Technology Standards.

  • apply the technical skills and competencies they acquire in this class to achievement standards in the subject areas.

What students say about TEC 920:

"This was a very informative course, and I was able to share quite a bit of information to my colleagues and school secretary! This class not only benefited me, but also my entire building."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned many things I have already begun implementing in my classroom."

"I've really enjoyed taking this class. Over the past eight years, I taken at least nine courses from Fresno Pacific University. I must say, "This has been the absolute best!" Whether it's in my personal or professional life, for me it's a game changer."

"Challenging, yet awesome class. I've been teaching Word for years and was surprised what I learned in this class. I would definitely recommend this class!!"

"Excellent content, pace, and user friendly workbook. A great course for any teacher who uses Microsoft Word."

"The manual and assignments are very clear and easy to follow. There is humor mixed throughout the manual that makes the reading more enjoyable. I highly recommend this course!"