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Teaching the Elephant to Dance:: The Transformation of Large Teacher Prep Program from From Tech Leadlites to Tech Leaders.
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, , , Western Michigan University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This is a panel discussion on a university wide effort to ensure that the 1,000 plus teacher preparation graduates per year from Western Michigan University are able to meet or exceed the ISTE National Technology standards for Teachers. We will discuss innovative public, private partnerships processes and products use to achieve these results, such as the use of ThinkQuest project, Taskstream, Electronic Portfolio, Teaching Web Sites, Tech Savvy students, School-University Partnership Team training, Professional Development, Profiler, Digital Storytelling and mini grants. Significant challenges and remaining work will, in addition be shared, as well as current and future research on resulting educational and economic impacts to both the local schools and regional economic.

Citation

Gettman, K., Hartmann, D. & Leneway, R. (2003). Teaching the Elephant to Dance:: The Transformation of Large Teacher Prep Program from From Tech Leadlites to Tech Leaders. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 996-998). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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