Teacher Proficiency: The Connection to Technology Integration
B Braney, Janet McEleney, Diana Branscomb, Tami Sarra, Orchard Hill School, 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), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: This paper describes one staff's journey from a lack of technological knowledge to technological know-how and innovation. Teacher knowledge and professional practice guide and determine student use and application of technology. Formal and informal structures provided the framework to move an entire staff forward. Members of the Orchard Hill School staff, administration and parent volunteers combined efforts to move an entire staff along the proficiency spectrum of technology integration. The key players in the implementation of technology integration will discuss the learning process through the formal district structures and the informal collegial structures. Hard copies and digital copies of various projects will be shared.
Braney, B., McEleney, J., Branscomb, D. & Sarra, T. (2006). Teacher Proficiency: The Connection to Technology Integration. 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. 3332-3334). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).