Michigan Teachers’ Technology Education Network (MITTEN): Year 1
Paul Fossum, Mesut Duran, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 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
This study reports on Michigan Teachers' Technology Education Network project, a component of the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology project. The defining component of the MITTEN project is its creation of a networked learning community among P-16 educators. The project's goal is preparing a cadre of future educators with improved knowledge, skills, and confidence regarding the integration of information technology into the teaching and learning process in meaningful ways. The project aims to redesign computing, methods, and content courses, field experiences, and student teaching to ensure that students meet National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers throughout their programs. This study reports on the changes occurring as the MITTEN educators learn how to enrich their teaching to facilitate learning. Findings showed overall effectiveness of the professional development activities that have taken place during the first year of MITTEN program.
Fossum, P. & Duran, M. (2003). Michigan Teachers’ Technology Education Network (MITTEN): Year 1. 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. 3488-3495). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).