Preparing Teacher Education Faculty to Integrate technology in the Age of “No Child Left Behind”: Results of a PT3 Grant
Nada Mach, Peter Desberg, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States ; Susan Tucker, Evaluation & Development Associates, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
With the support of a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Teach Technology (PT3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the authors, faculty members in the School of Education in a diverse urban state university, successfully used a training-of-trainers model to motivate and train its faculty to infuse technology into their methods classes. The model helped to facilitate the collaborative efforts of a cadre of dedicated faculty to produce technology-based lessons, implement them in their classes, and produce CD-ROMs that are both tutorials for other methods faculty and case studies. The lessons include an immigration database lesson in social studies methods, a heart-rate spreadsheet lesson in science methods, an historical newsletter lesson in content area reading methods, and WebQuests in a general methods course. Further, each lesson addresses the challenge of how to use technology to meet the mandates of "No Child Left Behind."
Mach, N., Desberg, P. & Tucker, S. (2004). Preparing Teacher Education Faculty to Integrate technology in the Age of “No Child Left Behind”: Results of a PT3 Grant. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3485-3488). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).