ERIC Number: ED421151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Starting a Community-Wide Internet Turnkey Training Program for K-12 Teachers.
McGrath, Beth; Baron, Joshua
Based on the work of the New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education (NJNIE) project, it has been demonstrated that thoughtful integration into the curriculum of Internet-based resources has enormous potential to improve teaching and learning. "The Alliance for Training K-12 Teachers in Instructional Technologies: A National Internet-in-Education Teacher Training Program," combines and builds upon two types of outreach programs initiated in New Jersey: partnering with community colleges to provide teacher professional development, and developing turnkey trainers or "mentor teachers" to become staff developers in their schools/districts. The Alliance aims to provide professional development equivalent to a 30-hour graduate course to a minimum of 2,400 teachers in three cities (Cleveland, Miami, and Phoenix) through a network of local organizations utilizing exemplary curriculum materials and a turnkey training approach. The workshop series includes: (1) introduction to using the Internet; (2) the Internet as a communications tool; (3) collaborative projects; (4) real-time adventures on the Internet; (5) identifying and integrating compelling World Wide Web sites into the curriculum; (6) strategies for finding educational Web sites and searching for information; (7) unique resources for social science and language arts; (8) creating a school Web site; (9) classroom management and training strategies; and (10) final presentations. (AEF)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Internet, Models, Technology Integration, Training, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: "SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 1998). Proceedings"; see IR 018 794.