ERIC Number: EJ1166372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Educator Technology Competencies
Foulger, Teresa S.; Graziano, Kevin J.; Schmidt-Crawford, Denise A.; Slykhuis, David A.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v25 n4 p413-448 Oct 2017
The U.S. National Educational Technology Plan recommends the need to have a common set of technology competencies specifically for teacher educators who prepare teacher candidates to teach with technology (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, 2017). This study facilitated the co-creation of the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs). The TETCs define the competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) "all" teacher educators need in order to support teacher candidates as they prepare to become technology-using teachers. The TETCs shed light on the roles and responsibilities of teacher educators who address technology within their courses. A highly collaborative research approach was used to develop the TETCs which involved the crowdsourcing of technology-related literature, a Delphi method for expert feedback, and an open call for public comment. As a result, 12 competencies with related criteria were identified. The TETCs should be viewed as a first step in a larger reform effort to better address technology integration in teacher preparation programs. The release of the TETCs provides future research opportunities including, but not limited to, implications for course design, relevant faculty development for teacher educators, and policy implications.
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Delphi Technique, Educational Change, Technology Integration, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Standards, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Instructional Design, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, Skill Development, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Blended Learning, Ethics, Teacher Leadership, Advocacy, Troubleshooting
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327. Tel: 757-366-5606; Fax: 703-997-8760; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A