ERIC Number: ED310764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Vitalizing Instruction in the Middle Grades through Staff Development in Technological Methodology.
Violenus, Agnes A.
This practicum was designed to enable teachers in an elementary school to gain the skills required to utilize technological equipment and materials in their classrooms. The primary objective was that teachers would become proficient in the use of technology in their teaching. A second goal was that teachers would use technology to vitalize teaching in the major curriculum areas of reading and mathematics, and in selected other curriculum areas including social studies and science. A series of five hands-on staff development workshops in instructional technology were conducted and teachers in grades three through five were observed in their classrooms using technology in a range of subject areas from reading and mathematics to art and music. These teachers were asked to prepare long range plans in which they specify the extent to which they planned to utilize The results of the practicum were positive. Classroom observations revealed that teachers who attended the workshops were able to utilize technology appropriately and effectively in their lessons. Examination of teachers' long range plans revealed an overall increase in their decisions to employ educational technology in their teaching. (Author/GL)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Multimedia Instruction, Observation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Teacher Workshops, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.