ERIC Number: ED378173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Getting Educated Drivers onto the Information Highway: A North Carolina Initiative To Begin the Journey from Country Lanes to the Superhighway.
Beacham, Betty; Kester, Diane D.
East Carolina University (North Carolina) and Pitt County Schools (North Carolina) have developed the Model Clinical Teaching Program (MCTP), to introduce preservice, inservice, and methods faculty to the information "superhighway." The project focuses on the what, how, and why of technologies as they relate to classrooms, in the public schools and at the university. The first phase of the technology plan is the use of telecommunications including electronic mentoring and electronic peer coaching, as a technique to enhance the professional growth of preservice and inservice teachers, administrators, and university faculty. The second phase of the technology plan is the use of technology as a tool for investigation and decision making to enhance the intellectual development of elementary students. The plan uses a shared equipment, software, and technical expertise approach to construct easy "access ramps" to the information highway. The plan also uses a shared electronic problem solving staff development approach to provide "road maps" for highway use. For evaluation purposes interns submit reflective journals each week and make opening and closing observations at the beginning and end of the year's program. Each group also completes a Media Proficiency self-evaluation questionnaire at regular intervals. Other data are collected from observations by researchers obtained during group gatherings. Contains 12 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, College School Cooperation, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Services, Inservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, School Districts, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Educators, Technological Literacy, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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