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ERIC Number: EJ839145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Creating Tech Wizards: Tech-Savvy Students Help Teachers Transform Practice
Breiner, Beth
Learning & Leading with Technology, v36 n7 p24-27 May 2009
In eastern Pennsylvania, middle schoolers are teaching the teachers how to use technology effectively in the classroom. This article describes the Technology Wizards program which was developed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit's Department of Instructional Innovation. It is a radical departure from traditional educational professional development. Conceived by Assistant Executive Director Cathy Groller, the program seeks to transform the delivery of professional development and change traditional instructional practice by cultivating a cadre of student leaders equipped to provide teachers with technology training and support. A desire to offer an arena in which technology-savvy students could shine, along with the need for the Intermediate Unit to provide onsite sources of tech support to teachers, fueled the creation of the program, which has been featured at a Tech Wizard Day, hosted by Discovery Education at Discovery Communication headquarters and the offices of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania