Monday, August 07, 2006

Will Our Students be Ready in 2020?...continued...





However, how can other teachers ‘willingly embrace’ technology when they have no knowledge of how to use technology? I’ve been to every professional development session in this school district for the past five years, while employed by two different elementary schools, and not ONCE did I hear the term ‘technology integration’ or any mention of using computers to support the standards or the curriculum. Teachers (especially those who graduated from teacher education programs decades ago) desperately need staff training and development on the uses of technology in their classrooms. I also believe that today’s university teacher preparation programs need to be drastically revised to include more technology courses to reflect the growing trend of computer integration in our schools.
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