DAMSALS2 ITEST Project—Technology Infused Science Set in the Local Environment—Year Two
Michael Camille, Department of Geosciences, University of Louisiana at Monroe,, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: The DAMSALS2 ITEST Project at University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is training teachers to provide students with technology skills needed to prepare them for technology intensive careers in agriculture. IT skills that are required for cutting edge careers in agriculture extend learning cycle lessons that address the state curriculum. Following the summer institute for science and social studies teachers are weeklong technology camps with students in local school settings. During the academic year, participants work with their classes to complete technology intensive projects. Evaluation of the project, led by the Institute for Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning (IITTL), consists of pre and post assessments of teacher and student attitudes, technology skills, and content knowledge. Internal evaluation consists of classroom observation of teaching behaviors. This is the second paper presenting reflections and findings at the mid-point of the three-year project.
Camille, M. (2006). DAMSALS2 ITEST Project—Technology Infused Science Set in the Local Environment—Year Two. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 846-851). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).