ERIC Number: ED495088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
U. S. Intel[R] Teach to the Future Essentials Course: 2006 End of School Year Survey. Key Findings
Education Development Center, Inc.
This document presents highlights from the U.S. Intel Teach to the Future Essentials 2006 End of School Year Survey, which was administered via the web in April of 2006 to Master and Participant Teachers identified in the database as having completed the training between October 2004 and September 2005. This survey included the International Impact Survey questions, which are asked of teachers all over the world who have participated in the Intel Teach to the Future Essentials Course. The purpose of the International Impact Survey is to help program staff understand whether teachers who have participated in the Essentials Course follow up on their training, and learn more about the kind of technology access and support that are available to program participants in their schools. The U.S. Intel Teach to the Future Essentials 2006 End of School Year Survey also contains demographic questions that do not appear in the International Impact Survey. In total 1,178 people responded to the survey, for a response rate of 24%. Key findings from this survey include: (1) The demographic data showed some small changes in the profiles of participants this year compared to previous years, and demonstrated that the Intel Teach Essentials Course is reaching teachers in schools that tend to be less affluent than the national average; (2) 2006 respondents' experiences integrating technology into classroom teaching are very similar to those of respondents to the 2005 End of School Year Survey; (3) While teachers responding to the 2006 survey were slightly less familiar with the teaching strategies presented in the training, they were just as likely to say that these teaching strategies were relevant to their teaching; and (4) Most teachers have some access to classroom computers, and almost all report having access to the Internet both in their classrooms and in their schools' computer labs. While almost all teachers have access to computer labs, over half reported that it was difficult to schedule time in them. (Contains 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Internet, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Master Teachers, Technology Integration, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.