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Tech4u: Increasing Teachers’ Technology Literacy through an Online Professional Development Community
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, , Oklahoma State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Reform in education tends to follow the logic of "more is better." We face a continuing cycle of more standards, more legislation, more testing, more teacher preparation, and more accountability. Professional development efforts to create technology literate inservice teachers have followed this pattern as well. The Tech4u.org online professional development website was designed to serve as a pedagogically appropriate approach to professional development for in-service teachers seeking to become technology literate. The nine learning modules are based on the NETS-T standards, offer example cases of teaching with technology from the Knowledge Innovation and Technology in Education (K.I.T.E.) database, and are presented in accordance with the Technology Learning Cycle theory. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of this experience by examining the participating teachers' learning and the resulting impact on their pedagogical approach in their own classrooms.

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Stansberry, S. & Kymes, A. (2005). Tech4u: Increasing Teachers’ Technology Literacy through an Online Professional Development Community. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2332-2337). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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