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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...
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...
From Virtual Strangers to a Cohesive Learning Community: The Evolution of Online Group Development in a Professional Development Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 287–311
Instructors who teach in online learning environments have the unique opportunity to enhance the interaction of their students through an online threaded discussion board. With effective planning and skillful facilitation techniques, this venue for...
Topics: Interaction, online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, computer mediated communication
Situated Professional Development and Technology Integration: The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education (CATIE) Mentoring Program
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 169–190
This article explores the theoretical basis for a mentoring model of professional development concerned with the integration of computing technologies into classroom teaching and learning. It describes seven factors that affect professional...
Collaborative Reflection and Professional Community Building: An Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Use of an Electronic Discussion Board
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2003) pp. 259–279
The use of technology in the educational setting can provide support for professional development early in a teacher's career. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study was to examine the use of an electronic discussion board in a field...
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
AACE Journal Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2004) pp. 56–84
Though the concept of online community has been heralded as a promising tool to support teacher professional development, a robust and meaningful definition remains elusive. This review draws together reserach on community, teaching, and learning...
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...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 323–344
This paper examines three questions regarding the use of computer technologies and education. The first question addresses the effects of computer technologies on student achievement, the second regards the effects of computer technologies on school ...
Innovative uses of IT applications in STEM classrooms: A preliminary review of ITEST teacher professional development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 203–230
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional development projects that share key characteristics but were...
Computer Conferencing and the Development of Habits of Mind Associated with Effective Teacher Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 369–393
Today teacher educators emphasize the need for preservice teachers to develop certain habits of mind (like reflection) in order to be effective teachers. These educators are constantly searching for pedagogical strategies that can help teachers...
Topics: online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, Preservice Teacher Education, teacher preparation, Professional Development, Constructivism, Pedagogy, Computer-supported collaborative learning
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 541–571
Online discussion groups have become a resource for teachers seeking ongoing professional development. Despite their popularity, there has been little systematic investigation into the nature and quality of the dialogue that occurs within an...
The Impact of Altered Realties: Implications of Online Delivery for Learners’ Interactions, Expectations, and Learning Skills
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 55–80
Although research consistently demonstrates that students learn content in online classes as well as their campus based counterparts and are equally satisfied with the quality of their learning, more information is needed that describes how the...
Topics: Interaction, Distance Education, online learning, research, web-based learning, Instructional Design, design, online education, instruction, Professional Development, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, Teaching Methods, Learning Management Systems, Research Methods
Technology and the Deep Play of Intercultural Teacher Education: A Reflection on Two Seminal Writings of Clifford Geertz
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 4 (2005) pp. 489–503
Abstract The selection of a seminal piece on intercultural issues in technology and teacher education was challenging. Researchers interested in the field come from numerous fields of study, including education, anthropology, sociology, psychology,...
Topics: psychology, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Intercultural, Inclusive Education, Social Sciences, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 59–74
The pervasive nature of the Internet, both in society and in America's schools, leads teacher educators to wonder how this dynamic tool is being utilized in the classroom and, especially, if it is benefiting students' understanding. This study...
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2001, No. 1 (2001) pp. 5–31
This article reports on the final evaluation of the project, Constructing and Networking for Multiage Learning. The project gave teachers access to the resources of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and supported their efforts to be-come more...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011) pp. 139–165
The purpose of this paper is to explore a teacher professional development program embedded in a networked learning environment, and to offer an emerging model and analytic matrix of 21st century teacher professional development. The Globaloria...
Using digital primary sources in the social studies: A case study of teacher integration of DocSouth resources
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 529–553
Two current themes in social studies education - the inclusion of technology and the emphasis on "doing history" - intersect with the use of Web-based or digital primary sources in the classroom. Digital libraries make these resources available to...
A Case Study of Design-Based Research for Creating a Vision Prototype of a Technology-Based Innovative Learning Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 75–93
Design-based research is a burgeoning research paradigm holding the promise of introducing more socially responsible studies to transform education. However, there is a lack of methodological standards and established research processes to inform...
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
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 189–213
Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. ...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–385
As various institutions choose to purchase and ultimately adapt a course support system to their context, or even develop their own system, they need to give serious consideration to the design of associated professional development programs. At...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 221–246
The purpose of the present study was to examine the nature of the discourse generated by two different online approaches to mathematics teacher professional development. Thirty mathematics teachers participated in online activities involving...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2011) pp. 167–183
Teacher preparation for the 21st century deserves a front-end approach to addressing the use of technology in the learning environment. To study the effect of instructing with technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK), teachers were asked...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 85–107
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and ...
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
The Impact of Ubiquitous Computing in the Internet Age: How Middle School Teachers Integrated Wireless Laptops in the Initial Stages of Implementation
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 363–385
This study investigated teacher experiences that emerged as a result of the introduction of wireless technology that placed personal laptops in the hands of every student in their classrooms. Five themes emerged as major factors during the ...
Topics: Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, faculty development, Computer-Based Training, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Teachers Roles’ and Professional Learning in Communities of Practice Supported by Technology in Schools
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 461–480
** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2004 ** This article explores four roles of teachers in classrooms using computers, from the perspective of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998). It reports on an indepth study undertaken in 12 schools, and...
Using supported video exemplars for the professional development of preservice elementary school teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 28–41
The use of videotaped episodes of elementary mathematics classrooms for professional development is not new. However, without appropriate support, preservice teachers may find it difficult to hone in on the underlying features of the targeted...
The GOALS Model: Rural Teacher Preparation Institutions Meeting the Ideals of a PDS Through Educational Technology
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (2002) pp. 574–585
A primary goal of teacher preparation units is to develop skills that the teacher candidate can successfully apply as a novice teacher. As such, teacher preparation units have implemented a variety of teaching models to prepare quality PK-12...
Examining the Reflective Outcomes of Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication on Inservice Teacher Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 285–308
This study explored the professional development experienc-es of 28 practicing teachers in 10 Chicago suburban schools involved in a two-year technology supported Problem-Based Learning curriculum development effort. Asynchronous computer...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 339–373
Instructional coaching or mentoring, as a form of professional development for teachers, has gained importance as educational policy has called for the implementation of research-validated instructional practices by highly qualified teachers....
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 ...
Teachers’ Views on Factors Affecting Effective Integration of Information Technology in the Classroom: Developmental Scenery
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 233–263
This article reports on an exploratory, longitudinal study, which examined six teachers' views on the factors that affect technology use in classrooms. The research examined teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6-for three years, studying the teachers both...
Instructional Technologist as a Coach: Impact of a Situated Professional Development Program on Teachers’ Technology Use
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 547–571
This article details a study that sought an alternative method to instruct public school teachers on how to integrate technology in their classrooms. Paired with a technology coach, nine teachers participated in this situated professional...
Expanding the Conversation: A Commentary Toward Revision of Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 46–55
As a commentary aimed toward revision of "Beliefs About Technology and the Preparation of English Teachers: Beginning the Conversation" (Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, & Whitin, 2005), this paper encourages the authors to focus on the...
A Case Study of a TPACK-Based Approach to Teacher Professional Development:Teaching Science With Blogs
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 161–200
This paper presents a case study of a technology professional development initiative and illustrates how a workshop approach based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) was adapted for professional learning at a school site. The...
Comparative Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Thinking in Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Online Case Discussions
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 439–460
This study was undertaken to better understand the nature of preservice teachers' reflective thinking during case discussions about classroom management in two online formats: synchronous versus asynchronous. Findings indicated that when...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 5, No. 3 (2005) pp. 210–236
The May 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) Leadership and Policy Summit brought together over 75 past, present, and future leaders of CEE from across the United States to Georgia State...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 493–514
This case study evaluates a field-based strategy for training in-service elementary teachers to use technology. The strategy, which was incorporated into the Long Beach Professional Development School for Educators (LBPDSE), involved a technology...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 693–720
Research shows that unless university-based teacher educators effectively integrate technology into teacher education courses, students (pre-service and in-service teachers) are unlikely to use technology effectively in their own teaching. This...
Fostering Mathematical Discourse in Online Asynchronous Discussions: An Analysis of Instructor Interventions
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 41–75
The purpose of this paper is to describe a typology of instructor discourse interventions to enhance mathematical discourse in online asynchronous discussions in a statistics for teachers' course. A completely asynchronous model of distance delivery ...
Topics: Distance Education, online learning, education, web-based learning, teacher education, Mathematics, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, computer mediated communication, Computer-supported collaborative learning
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...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 244–263
This interpretive case study explores an attempt to add an online component-the On-line Literacy Project-to a successful face-to-face professional development community. Participants were six members of the Literacy Project, which was carried out in ...
Topics: Virtual Environments, Information Communication Technologies, Networking Technologies, Mentoring, Communication, Collaboration, Computers, Community, Interaction, Internet, Professional Development, Educational Technology
The Case for Hypermedia Video Ethnographies: Designing a New Class of Case Studies that Challenge Teaching Practice
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Teacher educators are under increased pressure to prepare pre-service teachers theoretically and practically to teach culturally, linguistically, and learning diverse students. This paper describes an effort to expand traditional written case study ...
Small Group Collaboration in Peer-Led Electronic Discourse: An Analysis of Group Dynamics and Interactions Involving Preservice and Inservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 383–407
Although researchers and educators agree that small group collaboration is an essential part of teacher education, not much attention had been paid to examining the dynamics, characteristics, and processes of online group collaboration involving...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 4, No. 2 (2005) pp. 177–190
Typically, online conversations within a university course or a community of professionals tend to take the form of a dialogue or discussion focusing on a given theme. The two different cases presented here are quite different, despite being goal...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 27–44
This paper reports the results of a doctoral research pilot study that paired a researcher with an experienced classroom teacher for a 12-week time span with the goal of effectively integrating the use of Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) into the...