ERIC Number: ED440636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with Technology: Integrating New Technologies into Classroom Instruction.
Jones, Beau Fly
After providing a snapshot of the state of technology and technology use in America's schools, this paper notes that a major obstacle to technology integration in schools is the lack of teacher training. The paper then goes on to describe "Learning with Technology," a sustained, six-session professional development experience with a goal of helping teachers develop effective, technology-supported instructional activities that enhance student learning and achievement. The concept and research basis of engaged learning is described, followed by an explanation of the "Learning with Technology" course design, resources, and guiding questions. The instructional phases of "Learning with Technology" course are outlined, and a synopsis is given that lists what participants will practice and achieve in each of the six, two-hour sessions. The evaluation component is then discussed, and the implementation status and early results of "Learning with Technology" are described. The paper concludes with a look toward the future. (Contains 47 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops, Technology Integration, Training
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.