The CENTTER Project: Collborative Enterprise to Integrate Technology into Teacher Education Reform
Deborah Kalkman, Jocelyn Perry, Jason Underwood, Anna Stolz, Corenna Cummings, Northern Illinois University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The CENTTER Project, a Collaborative Enterprise to Integrate Technology into Teacher Education Reform, is funded in part by a U.S. Dept. of Ed. PT3 Grant. The Project promotes pre-service teachers' ability to effectively engage students in learning by immersing them in technology rich learning environments. Through a partnership of the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University (NIU), two community colleges, four K-12 school districts, and the Faculty Development Center at NIU, the CENTTER Project provides technology integration courses for college faculty and K-12 educators; a web-based forum for sharing ideas and materials; showcases for technology integration projects of grant participants; and technical support, consultation, and incentives for faculty developed technology integration projects. Technology Liaisons facilitate communication between NIU and K-12 schools and promote the integration of technology in both learning environments.
Kalkman, D., Perry, J., Underwood, J., Stolz, A. & Cummings, C. (2003). The CENTTER Project: Collborative Enterprise to Integrate Technology into Teacher Education Reform. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 879-880). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).