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Seward, Tomi Phoenix; Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Jenkins (2009) asserts that it is a "digital imperative" for educators to develop their students' technology awareness and dexterity, but also their own. How can educators teach what they do not know? To make the digital imperative a reality in university and secondary classrooms, teacher preparation faculty can tap into the Internet and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Lennon, Sean – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The design and implementation of questioning, specifically in regards towards a higher level of thinking, is a common practice in many secondary social science classrooms (Bickmore & Parker, 2012). Questioning can help the teacher develop critical thinking concepts, scaffold discussions, and prod students towards an elevated level of cognition…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Epstein, Shira Eve; Ratner, Andrew – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Teacher education necessitates rich, generative experiences for up-and-coming teachers in working classrooms. Written by two English Education faculty members, this article discusses efforts to revise the clinical, field-based components of their courses so to more commonly yield such experiences. Specifically, they aimed to infuse fieldwork with…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Jang, Heeju; Nunes, Nicci; Stone, Elisa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Recruiting, preparing, and retaining high quality secondary mathematics and science teachers are three of the most critical problems in the nation's urban schools that serve a vast majority of children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Although the factors contributing to these problems are complex, one area that has caught…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Programs
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
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Hammond, Thomas; Bodzin, Alec; Popejoy, Kate; Anastasio, David; Holland, Breena; Sahagian, Dork – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
For decades, educators have hoped to integrate geospatial tools into K-12 classrooms but struggled with barriers of time, technology, and curriculum alignment. The authors formed a design partnership with ninth-grade science and social studies teachers in an urban high school in order to conduct teacher professional development while also…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Geographic Information Systems
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Slykhuis, David A.; Martin-Hansen, Lisa; Thomas, Christine D.; Barbato, Steven – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
Most people know STEM as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many conversations have taken place about the need to recruit students into STEM fields and STEM careers. As educators work to that end, we find that there is a need to examine how STEM is perceived and practiced by our students and teachers. In the past, educators have…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, History, Academic Standards
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Cowan, Pamela – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
Models of professional development for teachers have been criticized for not being embedded in the context in which teachers are familiar, namely their own classrooms. This paper discusses an adapted-Continuous Practice Improvement model, which qualitative findings indicate was effective in facilitating the transfer of creative and innovative…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Experienced Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Ruday, Sean – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This paper focused on whether the use of online discussion boards can enhance the quality of interaction in the middle and high school English classroom, covering both the characteristics of online discussion boards and potential negative effects of their features. The features of online discussion boards, their effects, and how these boards…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Miller, Suzanne M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
In a study of urban secondary teachers moving out of professional development and into their classrooms, the research team documented the learning processes of teachers and student groups during their digital video composing to make sense of the curriculum. Taken together, these ethnographic case studies provide evidence that digital video…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Epistemology, English Instruction
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Kersaint, Gladis – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
This article describes a technology integration course planning assignment that was developed to enhance preservice teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). This assignment required preservice teachers work with peers to integrate various technological tools (e.g., graphing calculators, web-based mathematics applets, etc) in a…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kajder, Sara B. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2007
Multiple states set coursework in content area literacy as a requirement for secondary teacher licensure. This paper discusses the author's Content Area Reading and Writing course at the University of Louisville, designed for secondary preservice teachers who are in a range of disciplines: secondary English, science, mathematics, foreign language,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Preservice Teachers
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Edwards, Michael Todd – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
In this paper are discussed recent efforts to provide preservice mathematics teachers with opportunities to connect elementary teaching methods and content with the content and methods of secondary school mathematics. Through an in-depth exploration of the game, Shut the Box, preservice elementary and secondary mathematics teachers thoughtfully…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lemon, Cheryl – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
This article describes how Cheryl Lemon, a biology teacher at Gateway Regional High School, integrated technology into appropriate curricular contexts during her field experiences as a preservice teacher. She used Web-based simulations, a projection screen, an interactive white board, and Flash-based interactivity in conjunction with direct…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Technology Integration, Appropriate Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
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