Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences

Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences

Junko Yamamoto (Slippery Rock University, USA), Joanne Leight (Slippery Rock University, USA), Sally Winterton (West Chester University, USA) and Christian Penny (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 390
ISBN13: 9781615208999|ISBN10: 1615208992|EISBN13: 9781615209002|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-899-9

Description

Teachers and teacher educators are faced with the challenge of adapting to and remaining aware of continual advancements in technology and their resulting impact in the classroom.

Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences presents research on the practical applications of technology in learning environments, assisting both educators and researchers in the quest to optimize and revolutionize educational practices. Experience-based scenarios and solutions allow readers to investigate and benefit from best practices in the design and development of online environments for both students and professionals.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and delivering technology integration
  • Electronic portfolios
  • Gender differences in online communication
  • Multimedia learning tools
  • Online course planning
  • Online Learning Environments
  • Service learning in undergraduate instructional technology courses
  • Synchronous online professional development
  • Technology-enhanced education
  • Web 2.0 in the classroom

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Junko Yamamoto teaches Instructional Technology, World Language Teaching Methodology, and English Language Learners Teaching Methodology at Secondary Education/ Foundations of Education Department, Slippery Rock University. She also supervises student teachers. She earned her doctorate degree in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University. She is a reviewer for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages / National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education institutional accreditation for teacher education programs. She also reviews papers for multiple international conferences.
Dr. Joanne Leight teaches instructional technology to physical education majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she serves as Associate Professor. In addition, she teaches classes for the coaching minor (Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport, Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching, Sports Officiating and Coaching Practicum). She also supervises student teachers and has supervised SRU student teachers in Mexico City, Mexico and Dublin, Ireland. She earned her doctorate degree in education from Duquesne University. She has successfully written numerous technology grants and serves as the technology editor of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Sally Winterton, Ed. D. is an associate professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has served as Coordinator of Field Experiences in the Department of Elementary Education, a university supervisor, and as the Interim Director of the Teacher Education Center which is responsible for Field placements for the teacher education program. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania in Origination Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction. She currently teaches courses, supervises pres-service teacher candidates, and provides professional development for WCU’s cooperating teachers and new supervisors on observation and conferencing skills. Prior to joining the university Dr. Winterton taught elementary school, served as first as an assistant elementary school principal, an middle school assistant principal, an elementary school principal, and a Director of Personnel in public school districts. Her research interests are learning styles and teacher preparation.
Dr. Chris Penny is a Professor of Education at West Chester University and a graduate of Penn State University. In 2011 he won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award for his excellence in the classroom, in 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator, and in 2009 a Google Certified Teacher. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education and he recently published an edited book titled Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences. He has also published articles on eBook readers, eMentoring, 24/7 laptop access for teacher candidates, and ePortfolios. His most recent research revolves around the topic of mobile pedagogy. Outside of teaching and research, he serves on the Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board, is a proud parent of three amazing little boys, Conner, Liam, and Keagan, and believes that in a previous life he was a professional football (soccer) player.