As the course title suggests, the ultimate purpose of LAI 530 is to help preservice and inservice elementary school teachers (B - 8) increase are expected to use technology appropriately and effectively. Assignments are designed to prove their knowledge of science education in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains, in addition to providing a safe, constructive environment in which all students can become successful learners. While special emphasis will be placed on incorporating the New York State Education Department's Mathematics, Science, & Technology Learning Standard, students will also be exposed to the other six standards in order that they may provide for integrated instruction to occur.This course will provided science content material, e.g. SI/metric measure, realistic teaching strategies, e.g. cooperative learning, various assessment techniques, e.g. performance assessment, rubric development, use of safe 'hands-on, minds-on' activities, an awareness of the evolving nature of science curricula/assessment/instruction, and science process skills. It is intended that the course will improve the professional performance of the elementary classroom teacher in his/her particular educational situation.All LAI 530 students ide the widest variety of opportunities over the semester to provide the educators with practical/useful classroom materials for their students as well as enabling the educators to improve their professional growth and development.