E-Teams: A Collaborative Approach to Technology Integration in the Classroom
Paul Oh, Amherst Public Schools, United States ; Robert Maloy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States ; Ruth Verock-O'Loughlin, Orange Public Schools, United States ; David Hart, Center for Computer-Base, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Classroom teachers uncomfortable with computers often need more than the traditional one-day workshop to overcome their reluctance to integrate technology into their curriculum. The School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, along with partners from the university's Computer Science department and the local public television station, have created a collaborative coaching model in which graduate students knowledgeable in the use of technology have been paired with classroom teachers. These "E-Teams" are charged with creating technology-infused lesson plans, aligned to state curriculum guidelines, that will become part of an online storehouse of model lessons while increasing teacher familiarity with, and confidence in, using technology in teaching.
Oh, P., Maloy, R., Verock-O'Loughlin, R. & Hart, D. (2003). E-Teams: A Collaborative Approach to Technology Integration in the Classroom. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2066-2073). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).