Technology Certification for Pre-service and In-service Classroom Teachers
Allen Steckelberg, Birdie Holder, Michael S. Dempsey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The role of technology in all aspects of life is increasing daily. Because of this cascading growth, it is increasingly becoming an essential instructional and professional tool for teachers and trainers. To meet the needs of educators and trainers, the faculty and staff in the Teachers College at the University of Nebraska developed a Web based training program to certify pre-service and in-service classroom teachers in instructional technology competence. Beginning in the fall of 1998 a "Certificate of Completion in Educational Technology" training program was begun. This certification program will verify that teachers are skilled in using technology to support their teaching and training. The design of the activities in this program is based on the standards recommended by the International Society for Technology in Education for a Foundation in Technology for ALL Teachers.
Steckelberg, A., Holder, B. & Dempsey, M.S. (1999). Technology Certification for Pre-service and In-service Classroom Teachers. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1839-1843). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).