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Using lesson plans as a proxy for teacher technology integration practices in math and science using TPACK: A transferrable research design

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The purpose of this paper is to describe a novel approach to measuring teacher technology integration practices in the context of lesson plans using the TPACK framework. We first describe the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework in light of lesson plans as a proxy for teacher practices. We then describe a systematic and rigorous procedure for analyzing the lesson plans for evidence of TPACK. We used this method on a large cross-sectional sample of teacher lesson plans in the context of math and science lesson plans. We believe this approach is a novel way to gauge teacher technology integration practices beyond self-report measures, observation, and case study. Significance and caveats to this approach are described in light of our experiences.


Dawson, K. & Ritzhaupt, A. (2014). Using lesson plans as a proxy for teacher technology integration practices in math and science using TPACK: A transferrable research design. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1398-1404). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 27, 2019 from .

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