Teachers as designers: A problem-based approach to preparing teachers to use technology

TitleTeachers as designers: A problem-based approach to preparing teachers to use technology
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2005
AuthorsUrban-Lurain, M, Rosaen C, Zhao Y, Koehler M, Mishra P, Anderson CW, Richmond G, Banghart R, Dirkin K
Conference NameSociety for Information Technology & Teacher Education
VolumeAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
PaginationPoster
Date PublishedMarch 1
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Conference LocationPhoenix, AZ
KeywordsPT3, SITE
AbstractMichigan State University (MSU), Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) are implementing an innovative program to prepare prospective teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators to use advanced technology to improve student learning. Our goal is to prepare teachers to flexibly use technology to improve academic performance of all students using a problem-based approach. The fundamental theoretical basis of this approach is the concept of teachers as designers: teachers learn to use technology by designing technological solutions to authentic pedagogical problems. To provide prospective teachers meaningful technology designing experiences necessary for the development of pedagogical fluency with information technology (FITness) we are working to institutionalize a program that includes three interrelated components.
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