ERIC Number: ED482102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Pyramid Power: A Train-the-Trainer Model to Increase Teacher Usage of the ArtsConnectEd On-Line Resource.
Sayre, Scott; Wetterlund, Kris
In 2000, two Minnesota art museums began the development of statewide networks for training teachers to integrate Internet-based educational tools and resources into their classrooms and teaching techniques. This paper examines the design and implementation of a train-the-trainer program designed to promote the use of www.artsconnected.org (a Web site developed jointly by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center) in classrooms across the state of Minnesota. The following goals of the program are presented as a model for teacher training using technology in the 21st Century: (1) create a collaborative laboratory for exploring meaningful classroom applications of online teacher resources; (2) create a community that will sustain the use of online teacher resources throughout Minnesota; (3) build bridges between the cultures of the classroom and the art museum; (4) increase the sophistication of teachers' use of online teacher resources; and (5) expand teachers' use of technology in general. In addition, personal anecdotes and valuable lessons learned through formal evaluation of this program illuminate global issues of interest to all museum educators. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Museums, Teaching Models, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Training, Web Sites, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota