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ERIC Number: ED489818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 107
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-887101-05-5
Developing Professionals: Preparing Technology Teachers. Addenda to Technological Literacy Standards Series. Advancing Technological Literacy: ITEA Professional Series
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
Just as K-12 technology programs should be based upon technological literacy standards, so should professional development programs be based upon the same standards. This ensures that both teacher candidates and practicing teachers are prepared to deliver the content that their students will be expected to know, be able to do, and understand. Section 1 of this book provides an overview of standards-based professional development, both in-service and pre-service, and introduces five questions of standards-based planning for use in judging the current state of professional development programs. Section 2 offers a "snap-shot" view of what standards-based professional development programs look like. Section 3 presents an approach for achieving comprehensive professional development for teachers of technology. Section 4 describes approaches and venues for teacher learning. Section 5 provides direction to educators as they evaluate and revise professional development programs. And finally, Section 6 is a call to action with messages for teacher candidates, teacher educators, teachers, and administrators. Several appendices provide helpful information and forms to help users achieve standards-based professional development programs. Appended are: (1) Acknowledgments; (2) Listing of "STL" Content Standards; (3) Listing of "AETL" Student Assessment Standards; (4) Listing of "AETL" Professional Development Standards with Guidelines; (5) Listing of "AETL" Program Standards; (6) The Current State of Professional Development: "Where Are We Now?"; (7) References and Resources; and (8) Glossary. ["Developing Professionals" was developed by the International Technology Education Association's Technology for All Americans Project (ITEA-TfAAP).]
International Technology Education Association (ITEA), 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.