PROJECT THREAD: TECHNOLOGY HELPING RESTRUCTURE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS AND DELIVERY
Neal Strudler, David Heflich, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States ; Don Anderson, Delphi Research of Nevada, Inc., United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes Project THREAD, an initiative funded by the U.S. Office of Education through its Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology grant program. The project's overarching goal is to build the capacity of individuals and institutional structures to support the infusion of technology throughout UNLV's teacher preparation program. This will be done through: (a) a series of inservice workshops for university faculty, administrators, field supervisors and mentor teachers; (b) one-on-one follow-up support provided by project staff and advanced undergraduate students; (c) a "mini-grant" program in collaboration with the UNLV's Teaching and Learning Center to support the development of technology-based modules for teacher education courses; and (d) expanded opportunities for students to apply technology in their courses and field experiences. Overall, Project THREAD seeks to implement a systematic planning model and move from "pockets" of technology integration toward widespread infusion throughout UNLV's teacher preparation program.
Strudler, N., Heflich, D. & Anderson, D. (2000). PROJECT THREAD: TECHNOLOGY HELPING RESTRUCTURE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS AND DELIVERY. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2068-2073). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).