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West-Puckett, Stephanie; Smith, Anna; Cantrill, Christina; Zamora, Mia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
To better understand the impacts of participatory design in English language arts teacher education, this critical case study focuses on the National Writing Project's Connected Learning Massive, Open, Online Collaboration (CLMOOC) that engaged educators in playing with the connected learning framework. The authors draw from 5 years of interaction…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, English Curriculum, Language Arts, Online Courses
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Cowan, Pamela – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
Models of professional development for teachers have been criticized for not being embedded in the context in which teachers are familiar, namely their own classrooms. This paper discusses an adapted-Continuous Practice Improvement model, which qualitative findings indicate was effective in facilitating the transfer of creative and innovative…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Experienced Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Alexander, Curby; Hammond, Thomas C. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
In this article the authors present Five-Picture Charades, an instructional activity designed to introduce preservice and in-service teachers to the technical and pedagogical uses of digital images in the classroom. Because digital images can be repurposed into several different types of digital media projects, Five-Picture Charades is described…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
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Roy, George J.; Vanover, Charles; Fueyo, Vivian; Vahey, Phillip – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Middle school teachers' use of digital curricula incorporating dynamic technology has been found to support student learning of complex algebraic concepts. This article reports on pilot research involving collaboration among faculty from a public university's college of education, educational researchers from a nonprofit research organization, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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Spires, Hiller A.; Wiebe, Eric; Young, Carl A.; Hollebrands, Karen; Lee, John K. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
As the nation's economy continues its irrevocable shift from manufacturing toward idea-driven, creative industries, our schools--and the teaching and learning enterprise at the heart of our schools--need to undergo a transformation as well. The result of such a transformation needs to be a type of educational experience and expertise that will not…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Internet, Handheld Devices, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Greenes, Carole; Wolfe, Susan; Weight, Stephanie; Cavanagh, Mary; Zehring, Julie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
With funding from NSF, the Prime the Pipeline Project (P[cube]) is responding to the need to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline from high school to college by developing and evaluating the scientific village strategy and the culture it creates. The scientific village, a community of high school…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, High School Students, Advanced Courses
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Herrington, Anthony; Herrington, Jan; Kervin, Lisa; Ferry, Brian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2006
Beginning teachers face enormous challenges in their first year of teaching. High attrition rates of teachers within the first five years attest to the difficulties inherent in commencing professional life as a teacher. This paper describes the design of a Web site developed to overcome many of the problems of professional isolation encountered by…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Beginning Teacher Induction, Online Courses, Computer System Design
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Swenson, Janet; Rozema, Robert; Young, Carl A.; McGrail, Ewa; Whitin, Phyllis – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The May 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) Leadership and Policy Summit brought together over 75 past, present, and future leaders of CEE from across the United States to Georgia State University to rethink issues related to the preparation and continuing professional development of English…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English Teacher Education, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education