Collaborative Action Communities for Preservice Technology Integration
Sara McNeil, Melissa Pierson, University of Houston, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
With a successful field-based preservice program aimed at effective strategies for teaching diverse urban youth, the University of Houston is implementing an action research process to actively collaborate with area school districts to establish networked learning communities of university faculty, preservice teachers, and school-based educators to support the development of future teachers. The College has restructured its required 1 semester, 3-credit-hour technology course to a series of 3, 1-credit-hour technology sections tied directly to methods courses to allow students to develop appropriate content methods-based technology proficiencies based on ISTE standards. To ensure that all members of our learning community are effectively prepared for appropriate inclusion of technology in content methods courses, faculty and students participate in a comprehensive support model of classroom instruction, workshops, and field-based experiences with the aid of a cadre of trained Technology Fellows.
McNeil, S. & Pierson, M. (2001). Collaborative Action Communities for Preservice Technology Integration. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2171-2176). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).