Next-Generation Preparation for Teacher Education
Tracy Clark, Judy Shoemaker, West Chester University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The purpose of this paper and presentation is to describe an improvement in the model of teacher preparation that incorporates the use of Blackboard.com tools currently utilized by West Chester University education department faculty. As a result of the model, aspiring teachers collaborate with both k-12 teachers and university teacher preparation faculty to incorporate next generation learning strategies, which include a myriad of telecommunication and distance learning delivery systems. This dynamic collaboration has shown to enhance k-12 student academic performance, teacher planning, and pre-service instructional technology integration skills.
Clark, T. & Shoemaker, J. (2004). Next-Generation Preparation for Teacher Education. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3257-3261). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).