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Integrating Instructional Technology into a Teacher Education Program: A Three-Tiered Approach
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AILACTE Journal Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1945-9009

Abstract

This project description examines how a teacher education program integrated new instructional technology through the creation of a Technology Facilitator position in the department. The project proceeded through a three-tiered system of learning "literacy" to establish a knowledge base amongst faculty members, "augmenting" required courses to model the use of instructional technology, and finally the "transformation" of the credential program where the activity of learning can only be accomplished through leveraging technology. As a professional program housed in a liberal arts institution, this project combines aspects of the essential learning outcomes of the 21st century with the professional skills required of K-12 teachers. Also included are initial data results from student and faculty pre- and post-surveys, observations of students using new technologies in the field, and implications for similar institutions in the implementation of a three-tiered approach to technology integration through the guidance of a Technology Facilitator. (Contains 6 tables.)

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Truesdell, E. & Birch, R. (2013). Integrating Instructional Technology into a Teacher Education Program: A Three-Tiered Approach. AILACTE Journal, 10(1), 55-77. Retrieved August 13, 2022 from .

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