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ERIC Number: ED440070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-27
Pages: 7
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Collaborations between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Carbone, Rose Elaine
This paper describes TACCOL (Technology Advancing a Continuous Community of Learners), a project at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Designed to incorporate technology into teacher education, it involves collaboration between the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education and Human Services. TACCOL infuses technology into teacher preparation by integrating technology with an interdisciplinary approach to teaching science and mathematics. It involves university faculty and inservice and preservice mathematics and science teachers. The basic technologies incorporated are laptop computers, graphing calculators, calculator-based rangers, and calculator-based laboratories. Learners are engaged with hands-on, activity-based learning opportunities. Technology competencies gained support effective teaching of the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Mathematics and the emerging Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology for grades K-12. The workshops help develop a community of learners. University faculty are taught first. They then teach inservice teachers during summer workshops. University faculty also teach integrated mathematics and science concepts to undergraduate preservice teachers. Undergraduates who recently began their student teaching experiences are matched with cooperating teachers who have attended the TACCOL summer workshops. The collaboration of cooperating teachers with preservice teachers completes the cycle of a continuous learning community. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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