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Trek 21: A PT3 Project to Facilitate Teachers’ Design of Engaging Learning Environments
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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

The goal of Trek 21 is to prepare educators to use and integrate instructional technologies (IT) for teaching and learning. This paper reports on outcomes resulting from the first-year implementation of a 3-year model of IT integration - a collaborative process for developing sustained, systemic changes in teaching, using a year-long cycle of on-going professional development and analyses of data designed to inform these changes. Baseline findings profiled K-12 participants as preferring a teacher-centered approach, providing minimal written details in lesson plans, and depicting themselves with a low level of computer use, and low use and integration levels of instructional technology. Teacher change from 3- week summer institutes included (1) improvements in skill, comfort, and confidence with ITs; (2) increased awareness on how IT use changes student and teacher participation; and (3) increased motivation in IT integration after seeing improvements in students' own motivation to a different teaching approach and involvement.

Citation

Adams, L., Dunham, T., Wells, J. & Shambaugh, N. (2001). Trek 21: A PT3 Project to Facilitate Teachers’ Design of Engaging Learning Environments. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1831-1836). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 20, 2019 from .

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