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Learning to integrate new technologies into teaching and learning through a design-based model of professional development ARTICLE

, Stanford University, United States ; , California State University Sacramento, United States ; , Stanford University, United States ; , University of California, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 21, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Invited as a paper from SITE 2011
As multimedia and technological savvy continue to expand existing notions of contemporary literacy, the need to prepare teachers to use a variety of classroom technologies has never been greater (Author1 & Author2, 2008a; Author1 & Author2, 2009). In order for teachers to be prepared to use such technologies, the structure of teacher professional development (TPD) is critical. The Teaching Using Technology Studio was designed as a design-based professional development program for sixteen upper elementary teachers in California. This study addressed the following question: What is the impact of a design-based TPD model on teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding integration of technology into teaching and learning? The impact of the program on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors was measured using pre-post scores on a Knowledge/Use scale, a Teacher Technology Proficiency Assessment, teacher reflections, classroom observations, and student technology proficiency data. Data analysis showed significant changes in teachers reported knowledge and integration of technology into teaching, an increase in technology literacy of teachers and students, and students’ use of technology for learning. Findings suggest that TPD models that utilize a design-based approach may hold greater promise for authentic, generative teacher knowledge development and integration of technology into teaching and learning.

Citation

O'Hara, S., Pritchard, R., Huang, C. & Pella, S. (2013). Learning to integrate new technologies into teaching and learning through a design-based model of professional development. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 21(2), 203-223. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved September 22, 2017 from .