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A Technology Snapshot: Teacher Preparation Program and the Local Public Schools

, California State University, Chico, United States

CITE Journal Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


This paper describes the infusion of technology training into a university's special education program for intern teachers. As the teachers participate in their core classes they have the opportunity to immediately consider and plan for incorporating technology into their teaching to assist their special needs students. Through their class activities and course assignments they demonstrate technology knowledge and skills that they are able to immediately transfer to their classrooms. The program, in response to an informal inquiry into technology use in the interns' schools, is extending the partnerships with the schools to include technology training to benefit both the teachers and the students.


Mulholland, R. (2006). A Technology Snapshot: Teacher Preparation Program and the Local Public Schools. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 6(2), 284-292. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from .


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