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ERIC Number: ED406124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating Technology and Media into Regular Classrooms To Facilitate Inclusion: Preservice/Inservice Training of Rural Educators.
Barnes, Sheila
Project FIRST (Field-Based Integrated Regular and Special Teacher Training) is an Oklahoma program that funds teacher training on the use of technology and media to adapt instruction for disabled students in the regular classroom. The program provided inservice training to regular teachers in rural Oklahoma school districts and preservice training to undergraduates working toward certification in special education. Participants developed knowledge and skills in using technology and media to modify classroom organization, student response variables, instructional delivery, materials, curriculum, and assessment for students with disabilities. Activities and projects were completed collaboratively by district teams consisting of a regular educator, a special education preservice teacher paired with the regular teacher for a year, and a university faculty member certified in special education. Each team was loaned technology and media hardware and software for classroom use for 1 year. Devices included computer with CD-ROM, laptop computer with projection system, video laser disk player, audiotapes and tape player, videotapes and tape player, overhead projector and transparencies, and augmentative communication devices. Projects included a team portfolio documenting mastery of competencies, a multimedia presentation of sample classroom adaptations, and a parent perspectives conference to demonstrate skills in relating to parents. Participants increased their knowledge and classroom use of technology and continued to integrate technology in their classrooms at 6-month followup. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma