Scholarship, Technology, and Educational Practice (STEP): Creating Partnerships That Renew Preservice Education
Michael Dempsey, Mary Sutton, Susan Gallagher, Allen Steckleberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes a current project funded through the U.S. Department of Education's "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology" initiative. The need and issues related to integrating technology into the preservice program, as well as early models that led to the current project design, are discussed. STEP creates a model of partnership between schools of education and K-12 school districts that prepares preservice teachers to be effective users of technology. Collaborative teams of methods teachers and K-12 teachers will work together to integrate and model technology tools in the preservice curriculum. These educator-teams share responsibility for developing and modeling teacher preparation strategies that incorporate technology tools. Through this project, preservice students observe and interact directly with K-12 master teachers to learn effective teaching strategies that incorporate technology.
Dempsey, M., Sutton, M., Gallagher, S. & Steckleberg, A. (2000). Scholarship, Technology, and Educational Practice (STEP): Creating Partnerships That Renew Preservice Education. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1260-1264). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).