APS IT Course Development

KSU Computer Science and Akron Public Schools IT Course Development Partnership

Summer 2019, KSU faculty spent time in several meetings with APS teachers to review and evaluate their current IT Course Curriculum. APS teachers presented their teaching materials, while KSU professors provided feedback and suggestions to incorporate experiential learning and additional ideas to improve the lessons. 

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Activity

Outcome

Date

 

Phase 1: Assessment

 

 

 

APS teachers share current curriculum and teaching materials and resources in Google Classroom.

Evaluation of materials and current course curriculum

 

May 3, 2019

(online)

 

KSU Faculty Deadline May 24.

 

Phase 2: Critical Brainstorming

 

 

 

  1. APS teachers present their teaching materials.
  2. KSU will assess and give feedback and suggestions.
  3. Different KSU professors will present their specialties and assist in evaluation and review.
  4. Incorporate Experiential Learning and Professional Development Ideas.
  • Identify the gaps
  • KSU Experts available to APS

 

June 3 Mon, 9am to 1pm @ APS OTT Conrad Building, 65 Steiner Ave, Akron

 

Outcome 1.1 Employability Skills

Ed Butch

 

Outcome 1.2 Leadership & Communication

Ed Butch

 

Outcome 1.3 Business Ethics & Law

Maha Allouzi

 

Outcome 1.4 Knowledge Management & Information Technology

Maha Allouzi

 

 

 

 

June 5 Wed, 9am to 1pm @ APS OTT Conrad Building, 65 Steiner Ave, Akron

 

Outcome 2.5 Maintain Operating Systems

Maha Allouzi

 

Outcome 2.7 Web Architecture

Maha Allouzi

 

Outcome 2.11 Troubleshooting

Gus Samba

 

Outcome 2.9 Project Concept Proposal

Gus Samba

 

 

 

 

June 12 Wed, 9am to 1pm @ KSU CS Department, Math and Science Building

 

Outcome 2.1 Security, Risks and Safeguards

Kambiz Ghazinour

 

Outcome 2.2 Networking Fundamentals (Cloud Computing)

Guan Qiang

 

Outcome 2.8 Databases

Lian Xing

 

Outcome 2.4 Emerging Technologies (Current) ATR Lab Tour

Dr. Kim

 

Outcome 2.3 Data Encoding

Dr. Javed Khan

 

Outcome 2.6 Install and Configuration

Roy Heath

 

Outcome 2.10 Equipment – CS Data Center Tour

Roy Heath

 

 

 

Phase 3: Course Development

 

 

 

APS Teachers will present the new curriculum to the team, with KSU faculty members giving feedback.

First Draft of the New APS Information Technology Course

June 26 Wed @

KSU MSB 243

9am

APS & KSU Team

Phase 4: Training

 

 

 

APS teachers will learn the new curriculum and decide whether KSU needs to provide Teacher Professional Development workshops.

 

Schedule to be determined