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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

April 2010 Volume 18, Number 2

Editors

Richard E. Ferdig

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program: Teachers developing the next generation of STEM talent

    Caroline Parker, Education Development Center, Incl, United States; Joyce Malyn-Smith, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert & Siobhan Bredin, Education Development Center, Inc., United States

    This introduction to the JTATE special issue on the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) sets the context for the six articles that follow... More

    pp. 187-201

  2. Innovative uses of IT applications in STEM classrooms: A preliminary review of ITEST teacher professional development

    Caroline E. Parker, Education Development Center, Inc., United States; Cathlyn Stylinski, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States; Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University, United States; Carla McAuliffe, TERC, United States; Preeti Gupta, New York Hall of Science, United States

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional... More

    pp. 203-230

  3. The Arctic Climate Modeling Program: Professional Development for Rural Teachers

    Kathryn Berry Bertram, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, United States

    The Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) offered yearlong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development to teachers in rural Alaska. Teacher training focused on... More

    pp. 231-264

  4. CSI: Creating student (and teacher) investigators: Using popular culture in professional development.

    Karen L. Yanowitz, Akansas State University, United States; Tanja McKay, C. Ann Ross & Staria S. Vanderpool, Arkansas State University, United States

    Abstract The goal of this article is to present a description of a professional development program designed to immerse middle and high school teachers in an inquiry-based learning environment... More

    pp. 265-286

  5. Learning about Urban Ecology Through the use of Visualization and Geospatial Technologies

    Michael Barnett, Boston College, United States; Meredith Houle, San Diego State, United States; Sheron Mark & Eric Strauss, Boston College, United States; Emily Hoffman, Urban Ecology Institute, United States

    During the past three years we have been designing and implementing a technology enhanced urban ecology program using geographic information systems (GIS) coupled with technology. Our initial work... More

    pp. 287-317

  6. Convergent Adaptation in Small Groups: Understanding Professional Development Activities Through a Complex Systems Lens

    Susan Yoon, Lei Liu & Sao-Ee Goh, University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Understanding the dynamics of individual or group adaptation can provide valuable information for constructing professional development strategies to increase chances of instructional success. This... More

    pp. 319-344

  7. Instruments for Assessing Interest in STEM Content and Careers

    Tandra Tyler-Wood, Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States

    Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal... More

    pp. 345-368