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Technology Integration Enhancing Science: Things Take Time


Science Educator Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1094-3277


This article offers a detailed description and discussion of Project TIES, a professional development program that allows K-8 teachers to make the transition from a traditional classroom to one where technology is embedded and becomes an integral part of teaching and learning. Project TIES (Technology Integration Enhancing Science), a four-year Technology Literacy K-8 project, combines technology as a tool for teaching and learning with earth and environmental science education. The project provides K-8 teachers in two school systems in the Central Piedmont area of North Carolina with professional development as well as equipment and materials. During this process, TIES teachers participate in professional development involving science content, the inquiry process, student-centered projects, and the use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning. TIES teachers have taken on leadership roles including presentations at state science teachers and educational technology conferences and provision of professional development within their school systems. The project is being sustained because the expertise and leadership resides within the schools.


Shane, P.M. & Wojnowski, B.S. (2005). Technology Integration Enhancing Science: Things Take Time. Science Educator, 14(1), 49-55. Retrieved November 27, 2021 from .

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