ERIC Number: ED443400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Improving Middle School Educators' Computer Application Skills through a Staff Training Program.
This practicum involved a series of continuous staff training sessions that provided teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the use of computers in the classroom. The 14 workshops and 3 inservice days focused on using the computer for: classroom management skills, evaluating software for instructional use, CD-ROM instruction, and Internet training. All sessions emphasized the development of useful projects that related directly to the educational environment. In addition, workshop attendees were provided with mentors to assist them with the inclusion of computer use in their instruction. Inservice day sessions were provided by technology-savvy teachers who use technology in their classrooms. The author, a computer teacher and presentor at numerous state and national technology conferences, presented workshops. The results of the practicum revealed that, after completion of the workshop and inservice sessions, teachers possessed the skills and confidence necessary to include computers in their instruction. The Needs Assessment Questionnaire, Performance Evaluation Checklist and Software and Workshop Evaluation Forms are appended. (Contains 55 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum I Report, Nova Southeastern University.