Teaching Together: Global Partnerships to Improve Education
Kathy Smart, Donna Pearson, Sue Offutt, University of North Dakota, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The paper presents a study conducted in the fall of 2009 as part of a Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program. Through a U.S. Department of State Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) grant, a United States college of education hosted 27 educators from twelve countries for a six week professional development program. The program framework is described with emphasis on the technology component. The paper presents the skills of the teachers upon arrival, their priorities of technologies to learn and exit skills upon program completion. Further, the paper describes the opportunities the international educators had to collaborate with U.S. educators at College of Education, and the Grand Forks School District to gain additional expertise in planning, technology integration, and teaching skills. Authors share survey findings, participant reflections, lessons learned, and recommendations for future programs.
Smart, K., Pearson, D. & Offutt, S. (2010). Teaching Together: Global Partnerships to Improve Education. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2527-2531). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).