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Preservice and Inservice Teachers Collaborate To Integrate Technology into K-8 Classrooms PROCEEDINGS

, , , , , Arizona State Univ. West, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Preservice teachers graduating from education programs feel unprepared to integrate technology into their classrooms due to lack of modeling by university faculty and limited opportunities for observation of exemplary technology practices in internship classrooms. The Arizona State University West faculty, through a PT 3 Grant, is addressing this issue by providing workshops on integration of technology in instructional planning for cohort teams of ASUW preservice teachers and inservice mentor teachers. During the workshops, teams collaborated on developing Units of Practice integrating technology, which were jointly implemented in field placement classrooms. Workshops provided teams a variety of technology and technology resources that could be incorporated into unit and lesson planning including the Internet, digital cameras, Inspiration software and PowerPoint applications. Results indicated participants benefited greatly from the information and practical applications of the workshops. Teams demonstrated considerable skill growth for using various applications and substantial success in developing Internet skills.

Citation

Beckett, E.C., Wetzel, K., Buss, R., Marquez-Chisholm, I. & Midobuche, E. (2001). Preservice and Inservice Teachers Collaborate To Integrate Technology into K-8 Classrooms. In J. Price et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 1858-1863). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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