ERIC Number: ED469001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Implementing Faculty Professional Development: The Product-Based Model.
Ireh, Madu; Bell, Ed
This report suggests that teacher education faculty must have opportunities to learn about technology and infuse it into the teacher education curriculum, noting the importance of identifying and designing meaningful technology applications to enhance student learning in the academic disciplines and make clear that technology is for everyone. The Technology Infusion Project (TIP) provides Winston-Salem State University with a comprehensive response to such imperatives. TIP's goals are to align course content with professional standards, enhance collaboration between the School of Education and School of Arts and Sciences, enhance the use and integration of advanced technologies in teacher education, and facilitate the preparation of content- and technology-proficient preservice teachers. Through this initiative, the School of Education has recruited new teacher education students and provided intensive, product-oriented faculty training, facilities, incentives, and partnerships leading to the integration of technology across the teacher education curriculum (product-based approach). This paper presents a rationale for the TIP, describes TIP design and activities, and offers results, lessons learned, and recommendations (e.g., information for student teachers is more current, a high level of intrinsic motivation is required, and involving other disciplines and providing tangible incentives is important. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology (PT3) Grantee Conference (Washington, DC, July 25-28, 2002).