A Faculty Mentoring Program for Technology Integration
Monday, March 20 3:05-3:25 PM Location: Universal D3
Presider: Heather Fox, Towson University, United States
Abstract: The College of Education (COE) at Towson University has been engaged in systematic technology-based faculty development programs designed to enhance technology use, teaching and collaboration of faculty in the teacher education program and in our Professional Development Schools (PDS) Network. One component of these faculty development efforts included the COE’s Technology Integration Project; funded 81 faculty and 50 pairs of teachers in PDS. Notable changes to instructional practices due to this project include facultys’ ability to: select appropriate digital content; use and model technology to differentiate instruction; and evaluate and develop interactive digital projects. This project has been instrumental in supporting professional development, collaboration, and enriching faculty who are: knowledgeable technology integrators, skilled in demonstrating technology in teaching, and aware of the interrelationship between technology use, curriculum standards, and digital artifacts.