ERIC Number: ED421148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Classroom Internet Integration: A Collaborative Adventure.
Gershner, Vera T.; Snider, Sharla L.
The Community Collaborative Professional Development Center (CCPDC) coordinates the preservice teacher-training efforts of Texas Woman's University (TWU) by linking teacher educators with school districts which provide field placements for students and community business partners. The CCPDC includes 11 school districts that provide field training sites for hundreds of TWU preservice teachers. The CCPDC has developed a collaborative project to integrate the use of the Internet into participating schools. The Classroom Internet Integration Project extends through K-12, and in all content areas, to address the needs of teachers in the Aubrey Independent School District (AISD), a rural district with limited local resources. The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) partners with the AISD in developing and evaluating project activities. This paper discusses: (1) the Classroom Internet Integration Project partners, including school districts, TWU, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; (2) structure of the integration program, including tasks and teacher groups; (3) implementation, including curriculum development, design teams, and technology utilization; and (4) implications for technology in teacher education. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internet, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, School Districts, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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