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Curricular Activity Systems: Creating Dynamic Learning Communities

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Information and communication technologies (ICT) have the power to transform the traditional mathematics classroom into a dynamic and engaging problem solving community. Designing and implementing a curricular activity system enables a teacher to engage students in community problem solving, error analysis, and dialogue. In turn, a teacher guides students on a learning journey that can lead to multiple solutions and explanations. In order for teachers to master the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) to design and implement a curricular activity system to engage students with and without learning challenges in the class, they must have it modeled for them in their pre-service programs and be given the opportunity to practice using it. We demonstrate how to design and implement a curricular activity system with technology.


Courey, S., LePage, P. & Blackorby, J. (2013). Curricular Activity Systems: Creating Dynamic Learning Communities. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3097-3100). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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