Convey Educational Technology Knowledge to Preservice Teachers at Higher Education Institutions

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Dr. Lynn Hummel  
Students studying to be educators at institutions of higher education are being faced with the challenge of integrating educational technology starting the first day of their teaching careers. Explore how a preservice teacher program can integrate technology into teaching and align with ISTE Standards for future teachers.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None are required
Topic: Innovation in higher education
Grade level: Community college/university
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is designed to show how pre-service teachers attending institutions of higher education can gain an understanding of educational technology practices, join a professional learning network, and interact with peers and mentors on a professional level during as they pursue their teaching degree. The activities included in the pre-service teaching experience provide students with an understanding of integrating ISTE standards into their instructional delivery methodology and provides the higher education institution compliance with various CAEP accreditation standards.

Attendees at the session will learn about the benefits of providing educational technology experiences for higher education students, understand how this practice could be replicated in other states and countries, and model how ISTE standards and methods can be helpful to those entering the fields of learning and educational technology . The attendees will understand how students have benefited from having a PAECT student chapter at their college or university and the impact these groups are making on our organization as an ISTE affiliate.

PAECT student chapters, educational technology book clubs, ed tech mentors, virtual learning teaching methodology, and other strategies will be shared with attendees to demonstrate how pre-service teachers can benefit from being exposed to effective instructional technology practices and strategies.

During the discussions at this session, attendees will review and link ISTE Educator Standards for Collaborators and Leaders and how these and other standards connect to pre-service teachers studying at institutions of higher education.

After attending the session, attendees will be able to:
Understand the value of a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for higher education students
Learn how to setup activities for pre-service teachers and graduate students interested in educational technology
Link the art of teaching to a variety of ISTE standards
Share and collaborate with other colleagues how simple it is to replicate this practice to engage faculty at higher education institutions to provide pre-service teachers with mentoring opportunities and activities that will be beneficial to their current and future learning experiences.

Success can already be documented with existing examples and initiatives I have been personally involved with. Opportunities for students to interact with book authors, attend drone workshops, present at statewide conferences, and volunteer at ed tech events are just a few examples of how pre-service teachers are learning about ed tech in a hands on approach that will drastically affect their effectiveness as a first year teacher upon graduation. This topic is something that should be expanded and used across the country and globe and is a perfect fit that aligns with ISTE.

Supporting research

Networks for Learning: Effective Collaboration for Teacher, School and System Improvement by Chris Brown (Editor), Cindy L. Poortman (Editor)

Constructing an Online Professional Learning Network for School Unity and Student Achievement
by Robin C. Thompson (Author), Laurie C. Kitchie (Author), Robert J. Gagnon (Author)

EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers
by Samantha Fecich (Author)

Education Reimagined: Leading Systemwide Change with the ISTE Standards by Helen Crompton (Author)

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Dr. Lynn Hummel, Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg

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