ERIC Number: ED450413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers First: Final Project Report.
This report summarizes the activities, outcomes, and recommendations of a small Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA)-funded teacher professional development project "Teachers First." Noting that the project delivered a program of professional development informed by the recommendations of the DETYA research project "Digital Rhetorics," the paper explains that the project, which commenced in August 1998 and concluded in March 1999, was managed by Australia's Primary English Teaching Association (PETA) with cooperation and assistance from the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (NSWDET). The report presents information about "Teachers First" and its objectives. "Teachers First" provided 16 primary teachers with professional development in the use of CITs (Communication Information Technologies) and English literacy assessment, and each teacher used this knowledge to undertake a short term classroom based literacy assessment project. CITs were used to communicate with project leaders and fellow participants, access relevant information and resources from the Internet, and record project work digitally on the "Teachers First" Web site. These case studies are attached to the report and are available on the PETA Web site. Contains a 9-item bibliography. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Development, Information Technology, Program Descriptions, Student Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Technology Integration
Full text at: http://www.peta.edu.au/project/teacher/project_report.pdf. Case studies are at http://www.peta.edu.au/project/teacher/spotlight.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia