Relationships that Work: Building a Successful K-12/University Educational Technology Collaborative
Susan Albaugh, Dennis Pipes, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Technology Infusion Project (TIP) is a K-12/university educational technology collaborative that partners an education student with an inservice teacher in a local classroom to work in a semester-long technology internship. TIP has lasted (and grown) for more than a decade. The authors suggest that establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships is central to a successful K-12/university collaborative. Relationships between the following will be explored: a school of education and a local public school district; the instructional technology and teacher education programs within the school of education; the TIP students, the classroom teachers, and the local school's curriculum technology integration partner (CTIP); the TIP students and the TIP director; and the TIP students and their peers. These relationships will be discussed within the context of the history, present, and future of the TIP program.
Albaugh, S. & Pipes, D. (2006). Relationships that Work: Building a Successful K-12/University Educational Technology Collaborative. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3284-3287). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).