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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4637–4642
During the late 1990s, The Franklin Institute Science Museum recognized a synergistic opportunity within the science education reform culture. School districts were beginning to use research-based science activity kits as the cornerstone of their K...
Impact of a Professional Development Program Using Data-Loggers on Science Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inquiry-Based Teaching
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 303–325
This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers’ attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The participants were 28 science or technology teachers who...
Polaris: Creating Math and Science Stars through Integrated, Inquiry-Based Online Professional Development
Blayne Mayfield; Bruce Ackerson; Kouider Mokhtari; Leah Engelhardt; James Choike; Mark Rockley; Rockley Puckette; Richard Marston; Susan Stansberry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3077–3079
The purpose of the "Polaris: Creating Math and Science Stars" project is to demonstrate and provide professional development for integrated, inquiry-based teaching in secondary school classrooms. With a focus on Hypothesis Based Learning (Rockley...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 178–198
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. Time magazine's latest "Person of the Year" is "You"(Grossman, 2006). In a startling acknowledgement...
Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator’s Initiatives in a PT3 Project
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 123–146
ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with...
Topics: pre-service teacher education, Science Education, Research Methods, Inclusive Education, Science, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, Preservice Teachers, research, Integration, teacher education
Teaching Science with Technology: Case Studies of Science Teachers' Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 25–45
This study examines the development of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) in four in-service secondary science teachers as they participated in a professional development program focusing on technology integration into K-12...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4736–4744
New information from the learning sciences informed the design of a summer institute and its supportive community portal system, the ITS Learning and Teaching Portal. The portal supported an institute offered by the Information Technology in...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 399–413
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this...
Topics: Professional Development, Science, Attitudes, eLearning, Collaboration, Communication, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Computers, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3465–3470
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 20, No. 3 (2001) pp. 265–292
This article presents a study designed to assess the impact of technology integration on teachers and students. To carry out the study, ALPINE, a web-based science project aimed at teaching students fundamental weather concepts, data gathering and...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 554–574
Web-based learning has been proposed as a convenient way to provide professional development experiences. Despite quantitative evidence that online instruction is equivalent to traditional methods (Russell, 2001), the efficiency of this approach has ...
The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program: Teachers developing the next generation of STEM talent
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 187–201
This introduction to the JTATE special issue on the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) sets the context for the six articles that follow. The ITEST program is designed to discover and...
Comprehensive Professional Development Reform Efforts: Changing Attitudes and Practices about Pedagogy and Technology for Science Teachers with Diverse Needs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1839–1844
This paper examines a professional development program within a large urban school system, along with a framework of the pedagogical concerns to be addressed by the program. As a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS), ...
Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 385–390
This paper discusses our approaches, both in theory and practice, to the enactment of systemic reform as a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS). The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have partnered...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 835–837
Over the three years of the MSTelementoring project we experienced success as well as difficulties fostering online learning with inservice teachers. "MSTelementoring", funded by the National Science Foundation, is an online professional development ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 218–229
The mission of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is to promote leadership in and support for those involved in the professional development of teachers of science. The organization originated in the late 1920s through visits and...
Teacher Professional Development: Integrating Geographic Information Technologies and Project-Based Science
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3781–3788
This study investigated the effects of using a long-duration, project-based science professional development model on the acquisition of content knowledge associated with the use of geographic information technologies (GIT), teachers' self-assessed...
Teaming Technology Enhanced Instruction in the Science Classroom and Teacher Professional Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (1999) pp. 131–143
This paper describes a qualitative case study of Technology Enhanced Secondary Science Instruction (TESSI); a collaborative effort between teachers and researchers to advance technology implementation in high school science classrooms. The case...
Towards a Discipline Based Reflective Thinking Process for K-12 Students and Teachers Through On-line Discourse and Action Research
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 2042–2047
The California History-Social Science Project a K-16 teacher professional development project out of the University of California, Office of the President, conducts an action research project for K-12 teachers focused on online discourse tools to...
Evaluating Multimedia-Learning Tools Based on Authentic Research Data that Teach Biology Concepts and Environmental Stewardship
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 45–64
High school science teachers and students need interactive, multimedia research-based learning objects that (a) support standards-based teaching, (b) enforce complex thinking and problem solving, (c) embrace research skills, (d) include appropriate...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 2 (2002) pp. 204–217
The purpose of this article is to highlight technology integration within a unique professional development school (PDS) context. Emphasis is placed on teaching interns (i.e., prospective elementary teachers in their final year of preparation) who...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1867–1872
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how a science equipment clearinghouse may play an important role in science education reform efforts at the 8-12 grade level. Project-STIR's unique program begins with an equipment transfer process which ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 231–264
The Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) offered yearlong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development to teachers in rural Alaska. Teacher training focused on introducing youth to workforce technologies used in...
“Grounded” Technology Integration: Instructional Planning Using Curriculum-Based Activity Type Taxonomies
Judith Harris; Mark Hofer; Margaret Blanchard; Neal Grandgenett; Denise Schmidt; Marcela van Olphen; Carl Young
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 573–605
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) – the highly practical professional educational knowledge that enables and supports technology integration – is comprised of teachers’ concurrent and interdependent knowledge of curriculum...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 83–109
A blended in-service arrangement was designed to support Russian science teachers from rural schools in the integration of technology. Blended learning combines multiple delivery modes that are designed to complement each other and promote learning...