Mathematics Curriculum/Technology Alignment for Pre-service Teacher Training
John Ronghua Ouyang, Kennesaw State University, United States ; Kai Qian, Southern Polytechnic State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The outcomes of the technology for teaching and learning cannot be automatic, they are the result of a collaboration between the teacher, student, and the designer of the technology (Poole, 1997). The question is that how can we go beyond the presentations with kind of fancy format to obtain a collaborative result of teaching and learning. Funded by the University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Grant, presenters developed a curriculum/technology alignment model to enhance pre-service teachers' mathematics methods class at Kennesaw State University, Georgia. The model has brought cooperating teachers, pre-service teachers and university supervisors together to work collaboratively for the effectiveness of teaching and learning. The technology in pre-service teachers' training is no longer simply the use of computers and projectors in the classrooms. It has aligned with the mathematics curriculum in a collaborative effort dedicated by pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and university supervisor. This paper demonstrates a curriculum/technology alignment model for enhancing the instruction of mathematics in early childhood and elementary education. It discusses the means of using the model for pre-service teachers training, and explores the future of integration of technology in teachers education programs.
Ouyang, J.R. & Qian, K. (1999). Mathematics Curriculum/Technology Alignment for Pre-service Teacher Training. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 982-985). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).