Engaging Preservice Teachers in Professional Development about iPads
Katheryn Shannon, Theresa Cullen, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States
IJMBL Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
The iEducate mini-conference was a professional development approach used in a college of education that has a one to one iPad initiative. Students were strongly encouraged to attend workshops on effective iPad integration strategies for the classroom during a one-week period. A total of 87 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members participated and two-thirds indicated they would participate in similar events in the future. Participants indicated that opportunities to share their knowledge and collaborate with peers to explore new applications and integration strategies, connect new knowledge and skills to K12 classroom practice, and talk to K12 students about their vision for technology integration were beneficial outcomes of the experience. Discussion of the structure and management of the event, student feedback and plans for future implementations are provided.
Shannon, K. & Cullen, T. (2016). Engaging Preservice Teachers in Professional Development about iPads. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 8(2), 35-43. IGI Global.