ERIC Number: ED338430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Developmental Approach to Teacher Training.
Wright, June L.; Thouvenelle, Suzanne
A teacher training model in which microcomputers are integrated into the classroom using a learning center format is described. The rationale for the Computer Learning Center (CLC) Training Model, which was developed for use with Head Start teachers without prior microcomputer experience, is based on an understanding of the characteristics of the learner and on the premise that, for young children, computers need to be available in the classroom. The training model was tested in 10 sites across the United States. Software used in the Head Start classrooms was operated through a unique standard interface called KidsWay, which allows children and teachers to access and explore computer programs via icons and without dealing with DOS commands. Ways to integrate the CLC into the curriculum are discussed, as is software evaluation. The model includes a 2-day introductory workshop, follow-up clinical supervision, additional support strategies, and periodic evaluation by the teachers and trainers. A workshop agenda, teacher's bill of rights, and monthly report format are appended. Contains 14 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting, "In Search of Future Microworlds" (Boston, MA, August 1-2, 1991).