Active Learning Environments Prepare Teachers for Technology
Marilyn J. Heath, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 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
The Technology Assistance Program (TAP) of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) is currently involved with the Applying Technology to Restructuring and Learning project that involves 150 teachers in six site schools located in SEDL's five state region. The primary purpose of this study is to document how teachers and their teaching practices change as they integrate technology into their classroom. Another important part of this project is the design, development, and implementation of staff development sessions that model constructivist learning environments supported by technology. This paper will describe the development issues that faced the TAP Team when designing these professional development sessions, some of instructional strategies used in the sessions, various classroom management models, and the effectiveness of the professional development for helping teachers successfully integrate technology into their classrooms.
Heath, M.J. (2000). Active Learning Environments Prepare Teachers for Technology. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 653-656). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).