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ERIC Number: EJ770265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-8
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
COATT: A State-Wide Initiative to Evaluate and Improve Teacher Technology Education
McManus, Thomas Fox; Charles, Michael T.; Rubio, Reuben A.; Hoffman, Ellen S.; Lenze, James S.
Computers in the Schools, v18 n4 p165-183 Jul 2002
Like many other states, Michigan has recently instituted minimum technology standards for pre-service teachers. A group of teacher education institutions decided that that standard needed to be a baseline rather than an end goal. Together they formed the Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology (COATT), whose purpose is to set in place a formal process to recognize pre-service, and eventually in-service, teachers for going beyond the mandated standard. Here we discuss both the process of bringing the consortium together and the progress of our students as they applied for the M-COATT certificate. This article discusses the origins of the consortium, the evaluation process, the results of the first rounds of evaluation, and the possible future of the consortium.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan