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ERIC Number: EJ816794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Revamping Professional Development for Technology Integration and Fluency
Plair, Sandra Kay
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n2 p70-74 Nov-Dec 2008
Despite federal legislation and national technology plans, making technology significant in K-12 classrooms has yet to happen. The difficulty lies in veteran teachers who struggle to gain technological fluency. Many identified barriers continue to prevail, not for lack of teachers' trying but because of the overwhelming nature of technology. Professional development programs should restructure how teachers acquire educational technology knowledge so that it complements and augments curriculum standards. The author introduces the notion of the knowledge broker, who becomes an intermediary between the veteran teacher (often the least knowledgeable about technology) and constantly changing technological innovations. The author discusses why knowledge brokers are needed to provide a different level of professional development to support traditional forms. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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