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E d Te c h S h o w D a i l y 2 3 W e d n e s d a y, Fe b ru a r y 5 , 2 0 1 4 SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ONLINE MASTER'S OF EDUCATION The unique online Master's of Education in Instructional Technology program at Sam Houston State University is a com- bination of courses covering both cur- riculum and instruction and computer science. The 30 credit hour program is entirely online and designed to provide individuals with the skills to effectively use instructional technology for class- room or professional training. This mas- ter's degree promotes a strong, working knowledge of digital-age learning envi- ronments and utilizes a variety of meth- ods to provide the most beneficial online learning experience. Coursework exceeds the level of expectations regard- ing student interaction and usability, and consists of five online Curriculum and Instruction courses and five online Computer Science courses. This program focuses on developing exciting instructional technology skills that may be used with students (of all ages) including web design, instructional multimedia development, podcasting and webcasting, while developing instruc- tional technology leadership skills. Specifically, candidates are trained to apply relevant educational theory, knowl- edge from research, and professional practice expertise as leaders in the field of instructional technology, and utilize the habits of inquiry, reflection and pro- fessionalism that are essential compo- nents for leadership in all organizations. In the M.Ed. in IST program, Sam Houston State University emphasizes the design, development, use, management and evaluation of process and resources for learning. Within this program, candidates can choose to focus their application on various environments, including K-12 education or corporate training. Professionals with degrees in instructional technology are qualified to work as instructional materials designers, e-learn- ing specialists, educational consultants, technology coordinators and much more. Past graduates are currently utilizing their degrees in a multitude of positions, includ- ing district and campus technology direc- tors, district and campus technology facili- tators, eCourse development directors, adjunct professors and classroom teachers. You may find more information about the program at www.shsu.edu/pro- grams/master-of-education-in-instruc- tional-technology/index.html. The next cohort will begin August 2014, and appli- cations are now being accepted. You may complete an application online through ApplyTexas (www.applytexas.org). Specific details concerning your next steps for unconditional admission to the program are available on the Graduate Studies Master's of Education in Instructional Technology webpage. The required documents must be submitted no later than August 1 to allow enough time for the Admissions Committee to review these documents and process them for fall admission. If you are interested in the program, you are encouraged to contact the Sam Houston State University Financial Aid Office, which provides current and prospective students with resources to assist in the search for scholarship, grant and loan funding from university and external sources. In particular, you may qualify for the Teach Grant program (www.teachgrant.ed.gov), Stafford Loan Forgiveness program (www.tcli.ed.gov) and/or Perkins Loan Forgiveness program (www.tinyurl.com/FinAidInfo). More information about these and other financ- ing opportunities can be found by going to the Sam Houston State University web- site, www.shsu.edu. Choose Scholarships from the Fast Links pull-down menu. Stop by the Sam Houston State University booth 2451 to learn more about this online program. 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The Scantron Score allows you to concentrate on improving student learning, not test scoring. Combining Scantron Score with Remark ® Classroom Edition provides simple, powerful reports so you can ana- lyze student performance against stan- dards, create differentiated instruction, apply remediation approaches and export scores to gradebook applications. Easily share the Scantron Score solution across buildings, departments or entire schools. Since the Scantron Score test scoring machine never requires a computer to scan forms and col- lect results, you can set it up in a central location. Teachers can score tests, then transfer results to classroom computers using any standard USB drive for analysis in Remark Classroom Edition. Scantron offers nearly 40 different types of answer sheets for use with the Scantron Score, with many types special- ly designed to take advantage of Scantron Score's advanced features (such as test versions and student IDs). Choose the number of questions, the types of answer choices, whether the test has multiple ver- sions and many more options to help you create and score the most effective test for your students' abilities. You can also include results from a performance-based assignment (lab projects, reports, etc.) to create a single score using Scantron's sub- jective score area. Scantron's unique low visibility answer sheets (LOVAS) offer increased test security, while mini essay books and forms with blank work space provide areas for answering essay questions and showing cal- culations. All together, the Scantron Score, Remark Classroom Edition, and Scantron's long line of available forms ensure you never have to score multiple choice tests manually. This complete solution helps you focus on using your test results instead of col- lecting them. Your stress decreases, while student achievement increases. Scantron has been automating test scoring for more than 30 years. Scantron also offers a 100 percent quality guaran- tee on every form printed. When it comes to accuracy, durability and dependability, Scantron is counted on most! Visit booth 1739 to learn more and see the Scantron Score in action. For more infor- mation, email events@scantron.com, call 800-SCANTRON or go to www .scantron.com/getresults.

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