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Know Thyself: Becoming a Professional through Technology Integrated Lesson Development and Implementation and Reflective Practice

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Throughout the past decade our faculty has worked to develop learning environments that both prepare our students to use technologies and develop strategies for integrating the technologies seamlessly into the learning environment. In recent years we have modified the approach of our face-to-face pre-service educational technology course to focus primarily on mentoring our students in the development, implementation, and assessment of technology-infused content-based activities. During this time the faculty realized that the goal of the course is no longer centered solely on ideas pertaining to technology integration, but have broadened to more global views of teacher preparation and the transition of the teacher candidates from student to teacher. This paper provides an empirically-based account of our students’ understandings of the aims of the course and to demonstrate how this approach has affected their movement from student to professional.


Armfield, S., Blocher, J.M., Sujo-Montes, L. & Moore, E. (2015). Know Thyself: Becoming a Professional through Technology Integrated Lesson Development and Implementation and Reflective Practice. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3065-3073). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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