PT3 International: Trek 21 Professional Development in the West Indies
John Wells, West Virginia University, United States ; Deborah Wells, Edsense, 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
The purpose of this study was to investigate the transferability of the Trek 21 professional development model to higher education institutions outside the United States education system. Trek 21 - Educating Teachers as Agents of Technological Change, West Virginia University's PT3 Grant (U.S. Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology), is a professional development effort designed to bring about sustained change in educators where the integration of instructional technologies into their teaching is central. The instructional design behind the Trek 21 professional development model is based on an ongoing iterative evaluation process, and as such should lend itself to transfer beyond U.S. higher education systems. International implementation of this model on a small group of faculty in a newly developing community college system in the West Indies reveals results similar to stateside counterparts, and demonstrates promise for the transferability of the Trek 21 model of professional development.
Wells, J. & Wells, D. (2004). PT3 International: Trek 21 Professional Development in the West Indies. 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. 3780-3782). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).