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Professional Development in the Technology Zone PROCEEDINGS

, , Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


As schools integrate technology into curricula, teacher educators must also continue their professional development to lead and inspire undergraduate and graduate students. This study will investigate the perceived technology-related needs of undergraduate and graduate education students; describe current technological practices of teacher educators; and identify steps needed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, administrators, and teacher educators. From undergraduate teacher preparation courses through doctoral-level courses in leadership and curriculum, a variety of technology-related learning needs exists. This roundtable presentation will engage participants in a discussion of effective instructional methods that can be used by digital immigrants (Prensky, 2001) to meet the needs of today’s digital natives (Prensky, 2001).


Laverick, D. & Rieg, S. (2010). Professional Development in the Technology Zone. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3287-3292). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 15, 2018 from .


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