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Technology-Rich Faculty Development for Teacher Educators: The Evolution of a Program
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, University of Toledo, United States ; , Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, United States

CITE Journal Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Many teacher educators lack the skills necessary to model effective technology use in their university courses. An effective faculty development program is critical in addressing this concern. This project focused on the development and implementation of a professional development program to assist faculty members in the integration of technology into courses taken by teacher education students. The article describes the evolution of this program over a 3-year period. During the first year, seven ways were identified to enhance the professional development experience including depth, hands-on practice, project-based approach, modeling, examples, ongoing assessment, and timesavers. These ideas were implemented in the second and third years. The workshop format was found to be an effective professional development tool. However, some faculty members required support beyond the workshops. The third year placed emphasis on addressing the individual needs of faculty members and providing expanded professional development opportunities such as mentoring and professional sharing. As a result of the professional development program, faculty members designed course syllabi that demonstrated technology use, integrated technology into their courses, and became better prepared to meet the challenge of integrating technology to enhance student learning.

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Teclehaimanot, B. & Lamb, A. (2005). Technology-Rich Faculty Development for Teacher Educators: The Evolution of a Program. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(3), 330-344. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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