Providing Real World Experience for High School Teachers and Students
Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University, United States ; Amy Blake, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Expanding Pathways for Educational Development and Information Technology Experiences (ExPEDITE) Project focuses on creating opportunities for high school educators and students that will extend their knowledge of Information Technology (IT) topics and careers. These real-world experiences will support the efforts of educators that wish to integrate technology into their classrooms and will lead to better prepared students entering the ever-expanding IT workforce. This National Science Foundation funded project brought together a secondary school system, community and technical college, university and companies in the technology industry to create a model for addressing the growing need for IT professionals. The motivating rationale for this project was the need for trained IT professionals in West Virginia.
Darrah, M. & Blake, A. (2009). Providing Real World Experience for High School Teachers and Students. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3390-3394). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).