ERIC Number: ED468153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-7
Breaking Ground In Technology Development: A School/College Partnership Focusing on the Infusion of Standards-Based Technologies into Practice.
Fitzpatrick, Corine; Mucciardi, Michael; Sierra, Camila
This paper describes a model for connecting the constructs underlying strong Professional Development Schools (PDS) with the infusion of standards-based technology; a model that can be replicated cost effectively and efficiently for both schools and colleges. Manhattan College, New York, collaborated with IN-TECH, a newly developed middle school with a vision of focusing on technology. The collaboration began at the earliest stages of the middle school's development, with faculty representation on the original committee that developed the vision and curriculum. Early collaboration efforts focused on traditional shared experiences such as the placement of student teachers and counselors at IN-TECH. Due to a grant, technology began to strengthen the collaboration. As the grant has developed, more advanced technologies are being learned by faculty and teachers at team meetings (e.g., video editing). Videoconferencing is also available for collaboration between classroom teachers and college students and faculty. The college continues to play an active role in the development of the school. The collaboration has expanded beyond interactions between school and college faculty. For example, Manhattan College graduate engineering students took an active role in mentoring groups of children in a robotics competition.(SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Professional Development Schools (Orlando, FL, March 7-10, 2002).