EDC is examining the ways that ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) for teacher education projects leads to changes in classroom practice.
Specifically, the project seeks to understand what kinds of professional development activities promote and/or influence changes in teaching practices and the integration of innovative technologies in the classroom.
The project will examine technology-based professional development and related changes in teaching practices using two teacher role models:
- Teacher as pedagogical expert (teachers using existing technology-based curriculum with or without adaptations)
- Teacher as curriculum developer (teachers creating new curriculum)
The study will explore these two models within the context of IT (innovative technologies) teaching and learning.
Director: Caroline Parker
Funder: National Science Foundation