The ITEST Experience: Combining Cutting Edge Technology and Pedagogy for Teacher Professional Development, Part 1
Ruth Kermish-Allen, Shey Conover, Robert Snyder, Hope Rowan, Nancy Carter, Island Institute, United States ; Henrik Kibak, California State University Monterey Bay, United States ; Steven J. McGriff, Robertta Barba, San Jose State University, United States ; Simona Bartl, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, United States ; Shelby Morge, Karen Hill, Sridhar Narayan, Gene Tagliarini, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States ; Caroline Parker, Education Development Center, United States ; Cathlyn Stylinski, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States ; Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University, United States ; Preeti Gupta, New York Hall of Science, United States ; Bercem Akbayin, Education Development Center, United States ; Carla McAuliffe, TERC, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program was established in 2003 by the National Science Foundation to address the looming shortage of technology workers in the United States. The ITEST experience—including over 100 projects across 40 states—helps young people and teachers build the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a technologically rich society. Through a nearly $100 million federal investment, ITEST reaches more than 120,000 students, grades 6-12; more than 4,000 teachers; and more than 2,000 parents and caregivers. This symposium will introduce the audience to the innovative technological and pedagogical approaches ITEST projects are taking to working with teachers. In addition, new research will be presented regarding these projects.
Kermish-Allen, R., Conover, S., Snyder, R., Rowan, H., Carter, N., Kibak, H., McGriff, S.J., Barba, R., Bartl, S., Morge, S., Hill, K., Narayan, S., Tagliarini, G., Parker, C., Stylinski, C., Darrah, M., Gupta, P., Akbayin, B. & McAuliffe, C. (2008). The ITEST Experience: Combining Cutting Edge Technology and Pedagogy for Teacher Professional Development, Part 1. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4073-4080). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).