Mentoring and Technology Integration for Teachers

Mentoring and Technology Integration for Teachers

Junko Yamamoto (Mt. Lebanon School District, USA), Mara Linaberger (Pittsburgh Public Schools, USA) and Leighann S. Forbes (Slippery Rock University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-479-8.ch012
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Abstract

This chapter addresses the acquisition of technology literacy skills through the use of a variety of mentoring programs for educators. A case is made for mentoring all individuals in an institution in order to improve the overall integration of technology in a variety of settings. The chapter also provides concrete examples of three models of technology mentoring: Technology Champions, Technology Collaborators, and Technology Cohorts. Characteristics of effective mentoring are discussed as well as future trends in mentoring through the use of online technologies. The authors believe that through coming to an understanding of the factors influencing implementation of mentoring plans and the benefits and drawbacks of several mentoring models, the reader will be able to select an appropriate mentoring model to meet organizational and individual training needs.

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