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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2013

University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Teacher Educators’ Professional Development In The 21st Century: Practicing What We Preach, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Wendy Loewenstein Jan 2013

Teacher Educators’ Professional Development In The 21st Century: Practicing What We Preach, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Wendy Loewenstein

Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo

As teacher educators encourage teacher education candidates to incorporate new technologies (SmartBoard, hardware, software, web tools) into teaching, there is a need for them to serve as role models for their students. To move beyond a paper and pencil approach, teacher educators should advance their own technological knowledge and apply it in their teaching. The focus of this brief paper is on the steps taken to encourage teacher educators at a Midwest institution to incorporate new technologies into their teaching. This professional development is still a work in progress, as teacher education faculty work in collaboration with an instructional technology ...