New Technologies for New Learning Opportunities: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Professional Development School/University Partnership

New Technologies for New Learning Opportunities: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Professional Development School/University Partnership

Beatrice Gibbons (Robert Morris University, USA) and George Semich (Robert Morris University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2009070103
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Abstract

Current research (Adkins & Vasu, 2000; Casey & Rakes, 2002; Dawson and Rakes, 2003) supports technology training for teachers for the purpose of using this technology as an instructional tool in the classroom to improve student learning. To meet this request for teacher educators, it is important to provide quality professional development. Connecting local public school teachers with university faculty for training opportunities was an excellent starting point since our university could provide a high degree of instructional delivery. Our PDS start-up grant enabled us to offer a very successful workshop that provided monetary incentives, ACT 48 credits (PA requirement for teachers), and a positive view on the part of the teachers in using new technologies as well as strengthen a collaborative partnership between the University and a K-12 school district in order to improve student achievement.

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