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ERIC Number: ED418075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-4
Pages: 8
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Curriculum & Technology: Integration through Modeling.
Guffey, J. Stephen; Rampp, Lary C.; Bradley, Mary Jane
This paper suggests implementation of a technology-teacher training model as part of existing higher education teacher-education and institutional faculty development programs. Human resources and individual colleges/departments can use this approach to enhance teaching and learning. The underlying problem it addresses is the curriculum technology gap between advanced teaching delivery systems and preparation of faculty to use them for maximizing student teacher learning. This technology training framework is applicable to both public schools and higher education. It involves creating a triage method for easily determining learner technology experience, and it views the learning process as a continuum. It also involves creating three training levels: 1) the technology assistant level that teaches educators the skills for basic computer and telecommunications operation; 2) the technology teacher level that empowers teachers with skills and knowledge so they can evaluate software and some multi-media hardware for appropriateness to the school curriculum (this level teaches skills to create state-of-the-art lesson plans and presentations); and 3) the technology leader level that has individuals experience various training activities and become confident in using technology. The leaders provide local expertise and guidance to schools. The three training steps build upon one another, with the teacher becoming more proficient at each level. The model has equal applicability in the public schools. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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