ERIC Number: ED364187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring: An Approach to Technology Education for Teachers, Executive Overview [and] Computer Mentoring: A Case Book [and] Computer Mentoring Course Guide.
MacArthur, Charles A.; And Others
The purpose of this packet is to assist school districts and other agencies in establishing a technology education program based on the computer mentor model. An "Executive Overview" is provided, along with the "Computer Mentoring Course Guide" and "Computer Mentoring: A Case Book." The Computer Mentor program was designed to prepare experienced computer-using teachers to serve as mentors to other teachers in their school sites. The program was implemented as a cooperative effort of the University of Maryland and the Prince Georges County Public Schools. Mentors, who selected one to five teachers as proteges, participated in a one-semester course that provided guidance and information on specific technology and resources. Summative evaluation data for 2 semesters and 21 mentors (54 proteges) indicated the value of the program in affecting teacher attitudes and technology use. The "Computer Mentoring Course Guide" includes specific information and samples pertaining to the program's course. "Computer Mentoring: A Case Book" provides a compilation of issues and experiences encountered by former program mentors. It is used as a resource in the mentor course. In addition, a videotape, "Mentoring: Issues and Concerns," is available. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Professional Development, School Districts, Secondary School Teachers, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Mentoring; Prince Georges County Public Schools MD; Protege Mentor Relationship; University of Maryland
Note: Related videotape, "Mentoring: Issues and Concerns" is available from Dr. Patricia Jamison, Prince Georges County Public Schools, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.