STEM Teacher Professional Development – Lessons Learned from NSF’s ITEST Program
Caroline Parker, Education Development Center, United States ; Kathryn Bertram, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, United States ; Karen Yanowitz, Arkansas State University, United States ; Michael Barnett, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, United States ; Susan Yoon, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This panel presents papers that share lessons on important issues related to STEM teacher education learned from the National Science Foundation’s ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) program. These papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). The panel will open with an overview of the ITEST program and community of practice. Authors of 3-4 papers will each provide 2-4 important findings from their work. A discussant will field questions from the audience and moderate a discussion on the implications of these findings for teacher educators. Participants will be directed to the upcoming Journal for more details on the work presented.
Parker, C., Bertram, K., Yanowitz, K., Barnett, M. & Yoon, S. (2010). STEM Teacher Professional Development – Lessons Learned from NSF’s ITEST Program. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3331-3336). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).