Position Paper for the Catalyst Leadership Retreat, November 2002
Glen Bull, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, United States ; Elizabeth Byrom, Niki Davis, Don Knezek, Bob McLaughlin, Ann Thompson, United States
CITE Journal Volume 3, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program was designed to prepare teachers to teach and learn effectively with technology. The PT3 program has enabled more than a third of the nation's teacher preparation programs to establish innovative technology programs. A unique contribution to educational improvement resulted, crossing traditional boundaries to address issues of national importance that transcend state, district, or local agencies. A shared research and development community resulted that supports both improvement of local and national and research into teacher quality with infusion of technology in higher education and K- 12 schools. This position paper describes the overarching goals required to build upon and sustain the progress of the last three years. Taken together, these recommendations emphasize the need to build upon best practices created during the past three years and disseminate them to all teacher preparation programs. To ensure that prior gains contribute to future educational goals, implications are identified, which include a strong need for scientifically based research to support systemic change (including projects that evaluate both teacher preparation and student learning advances in K-12 schools) and a need to situate these goals within the context of the overall Teacher Quality program.
Bull, G., Byrom, E., Davis, N., Knezek, D., McLaughlin, B. & Thompson, A. (2003). Position Paper for the Catalyst Leadership Retreat, November 2002. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 3(2), 190-204. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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