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Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation

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Friday, December 4, 11:15 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Arlene Borthwick  
Dr. Jon Clausen  
Dr. Denise Crawford  
Dr. Teresa Foulger  
Dr. Kevin Graziano  
Dr. Liz Kolb  
Dr. Michael McVey  
Dr. Rob Muller  
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach  
Ji Soo Song  
Dr. Joseph South  
Dr. Debra Sprague  
Dr. Jo Williamson  

This session addresses the complexity of technology infusion from a systems perspective, considering the complexity of teacher preparation as an outcome of teacher candidate, faculty, program, field and unit-level participation. The panelists will share their perspectives of the complexity of technology infusion from an integrated systems view.

Audience: Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Topic: Teacher education
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will provide guidance for creating an effective system for teacher preparation including frameworks for technology integration, expected competencies for and development of teacher educators, clinical practice, use of a diagnostic tool to enhance leadership of unit-level planning and progress on technology initiatives, enhanced transfer of learning as candidates transition to classrooms as professionals, and an overview of opportunities for continuing education through national/international collaboration and networking.


The panel will introduce themselves (5 minutes), share an introduction to the session topic (5 minutes), discuss predetermined questions (30 minutes), take questions from the audience (15 minutes), and provide closing information (5 minutes)

Supporting research

The presenters will present research findings from their book and other sources.

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Dr. Arlene Borthwick, National College of Education at National Louis University

Arlene Borthwick, co-editor of Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Supporting Future Educators (ISTE, 2020), is Professor Emerita and former Associate Dean and Professor at the National College of Education, National Louis University in Chicago. She has served as chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s Committee on Innovation and Technology and member of the ISTE Board of Directors. She received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award in 2008.

Dr. Jon Clausen, Ball State University

Jon M. Clausen is an associate professor of educational technology and secondary education at Ball State University Teachers College. He is a current member of the AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology, teaches undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses. His areas of research have focused on technology integration & infusion. Specifically, developing the instructional contexts that support learning and teaching with technology. Jon works with pre-service and in-service teachers to think critically about instructional technology use to support student learning, while encouraging creative problem-solving, modeling, and providing students with choice and voice in the projects they construct.

Dr. Denise Crawford, Iowa State University
Dr. Teresa Foulger, Arizona State University
Dr. Kevin Graziano, Nevada State College
Dr. Liz Kolb, University Of Michigan
Dr. Michael McVey, Eastern Michigan University
ISTE Certified Educator
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Powerful Learning Practice

Sheryl is the Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice where she works with schools & districts from around the world helping them reimagine themselves as connected educators. She is a sought-after presenter at events around the world, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and more. Sheryl served on the ISTE Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning & Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children, four grandsons & a trio of dachshunds. You can find her on Twitter @snbeach.

Ji Soo Song, ISTE

Ji Soo Song is an advocate committed to promoting educational equity. As the senior policy advisor at ISTE, he leads the research, analysis, and communication of federal, state, and local policy issues related to digital learning standards, educator credentialing systems, and professional development funding streams. Ji Soo also serves as a member of the Title IV-A Coalition's Board of Directors. Prior to ISTE, Ji Soo served as a City Year AmeriCorps Member in the District of Columbia and a fellow at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology.

Dr. Joseph South, ISTE

Joseph South, ISTE chief learning officer, is a strategic national educational technology leader focused on evidence-based learning transformation. He formerly served as the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. In his role at the department, he was an adviser to the Secretary of Education and developed national edtech policy, formed public-private partnerships to assist state and local education leaders in transitioning to digital learning, helped school districts expand the use of openly licensed educational resources (OERs), and collaborated with stakeholders to nurture a robust ecosystem of edtech entrepreneurs and innovators. He also worked on a cross-governmental team to bring high-speed broadband, interactive devices, professional development for educators and leaders, and high-quality affordable digital content to U.S. classrooms. He’s a strong proponent of the active use of technology by learners. South has led learning product development teams at startups, museums, nonprofits, corporations and higher education institutions. He has also directed a host of learning programs and consulted on projects in China, Korea, Mexico, South America and the Middle East. He holds a doctorate in instructional psychology and technology from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Debra Sprague, George Mason University
Dr. Jo Williamson, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Jo Williamson is a Professor of Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University (KSU), where she teaches in the Instructional Technology masters, specialist, and doctoral programs. Prior to her work at KSU, Dr. Williamson served as the Director of Educational Technology for the Georgia Department of Education, the Director of Area One Learning Technology Hub for the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Director of Technology for Waukegan, IL public schools. Dr. Williamson is the author of two ISTE books on Technology Standards for Coaches and has served as a regional program chair for ISTE 2007 and 2014.

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