Exploring Affordances of A Multi-Faceted Technology Integration Initiative
Jacqueline Mumford, Lisa Baylor, Walsh University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This virtual brief paper addresses an innovative initiative under a $100,000 grant award for teacher planning. The grant’s goals are to increase the ICT skills of pre-service and in-service teachers. This particular initiative has combined four key best practices in an effort to positively impact teacher and student ICT skills. This multi-faceted approach is a synergetic combination of: (1) Equipment Acquisition/Technology Integration, (2) Teacher Professional Development (ICT), (3) Online Communities of Practice, and (4) Collaboration between in-service and pre-service teachers in the field. This brief paper is submitted as a work-in-progress in the hopes of generating discussion at this formative stage.
Mumford, J. & Baylor, L. (2012). Exploring Affordances of A Multi-Faceted Technology Integration Initiative. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3405-3410). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).