Preservice Teacher Technology Preparation Program That Count: How to Prepare Candidates to Attain ISTE NETS
Joseph Blankson, Carle Foundation Hospital, United States ; Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In addition to having the necessary content knowledge required to teach students, today's teacher must also be sufficiently equipped to guide and support effective student learning. One factor that has been identified as enabling effective student learning is technology. However, for technology to have the expected impact on students' learning, teachers need to be well-prepared to use as well as support student learning with technology.Teacher education programs therefore require preservice teachers to enroll in technology courses as part of their curriculum. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has established National Education Technology Standards (NETS-T) to help promote teacher technology literacy. The question of interest is: Do the courses ensure that preservice teachers are technologically ready and meet ISTE NETS-T?This paper examines a technology course at a college and how it helped prepare preservice teachers' to meet ISTE NETS-T.
Blankson, J. & Kyei-Blankson, L. (2008). Preservice Teacher Technology Preparation Program That Count: How to Prepare Candidates to Attain ISTE NETS. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3682-3689). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).