Teacher Preparation Partnerships: Using Modern Digital Tools for Increased Collaboration
John Kinslow, West Chester University of PA, United States ; Ellen Newcombe, Marlene Goss, West Chester University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The United States Department of Education's, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant program has offered funded support to teacher preparation institutions, by competitive proposal, since 1999. This paper follows the use of digital tools in an on-line PT3 collaborative based at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Through work with school, business and community representatives, WCU is strengthening partnerships that enhance pre-service teacher education while building an on-line community of learners. Included in the on-line community are pre-service and in-service teachers, WCU faculty, and other project partners. This paper outlines: the technology to be utilized; how this initiative supports teacher-education through collaborative projects, and enhanced, pre-service teacher field experiences. The article also addresses: professional development and increased opportunities for reflective teaching made available through enhanced communication resources.
Kinslow, J., Newcombe, E. & Goss, M. (2004). Teacher Preparation Partnerships: Using Modern Digital Tools for Increased Collaboration. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3363-3368). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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