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ERIC Number: EJ831337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Examining the Instructional Design of a Technology Enhanced Course for New Mentor Teachers
Schneider, Rebecca M.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n1 p85-107 2009
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and mentors in their classrooms and in partnerships with universities. New web-based communication tools such as real-time video conferencing and blogs have the potential to improve the connection between universities and classrooms in ways not possible previously. An innovative course for new mentor teachers was designed to guide teacher learning, encourage collaboration, and support partnerships. A total of 23 teachers participated across 2 semesters. Analysis examined instructional design based on constructs for teacher learning and features of web-based tools. Analysis indicates tools were used in ways that would give teachers control of timing, content, and audience and teachers needed transitional structure and guidance to fully and thoughtfully participate in these types of tasks. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A