Student Teaching Technology Sites: Creating Opportunities for Developing Technology-Using Educators
Nancy Casey, St. Bonaventure University, United States ; Patrick Casey, St. Bonaventure Unniversity, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Student teaching is the capstone experience in teacher education programs. Schools and departments of education try to place student teachers in classrooms where cooperating teachers model excellent practice and encourage student teachers to develop as innovative young educators. A dilemma arises when colleges try to help student teachers develop skill using technology. There simply are not enough P-12 classrooms where teachers provide good technology-using models. Moreover, for many reasons many cooperating teachers are reluctant to allow student teachers to use new technologies. This paper will present a solution for ensuring that preservice teacher candidates will have rich opportunities to use technology during their student teaching placements. We will describe the process of developing Student Teaching Technology Sites (STTS) and will report on the first semester of implementation.
Casey, N. & Casey, P. (2002). Student Teaching Technology Sites: Creating Opportunities for Developing Technology-Using Educators. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1539-1543). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).