ERIC Number: ED445664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Enhancing Teachers' Awareness of Academic Opportunities for K-12 Students by Providing Face-to-Face, Video, and Web-Based Teacher-Peer-Mentoring Programs That Synthesize Instruction and Technology.
Bing, JoAnn Layford
This practicum was designed to enable teachers to revitalize their classroom practice by providing them on-going instruction and peer support. Current methodologies and materials, both to facilitate daily classroom practices and to implement instructional activities, were not being utilized by teachers in the writer's public school district. Students had limited opportunities for breadth and scope as they constructed and demonstrated their knowledge. Many classroom practices and learning activities did not include usage of modern tools. Available electronic research and presentation resources were underutilized by teachers and students. Individuals' skills were developed, instructional resources were provided, and organizational capacity was augmented simultaneously. Bi-weekly and monthly group instruction was reinforced by providing individualized assistance to teachers in daily and weekly classroom projects. Instructional resources provided included: CD-ROM multimedia materials, educational sites and search engines on the Web, class-built Web pages, the school computer facilities and television studio, library resources of CD-ROM database research materials, cam-corders, and a series of Web pages posted monthly. An analysis of the data revealed that teachers increased their use of CD-ROM multimedia materials, educational sites and search engines on the Web, electronic document citation, the library resources of CD-ROM database research materials, and the television studio with their students. Though it was time-intensive, teachers and their classes enjoyed posting Web pages related to class work. Survey instruments, with results, are included in several appendices. (Contains 88 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Media, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.