Share Paper: Using TPACK in Teacher Education to Promote Learning for Diverse Elementary Children in Urban School Settings

  1. Mark Warner, Kennesaw State University, United States
  2. Cherry Steffen, Kennesaw State University, United States
  3. Jim Cope, Kennesaw State University, United States
  4. Beth Peery, Kennesaw State University, United States
Friday, March 11 1:30-1:50 PM McGavock's C

Abstract: This paper demonstrates how TPACK and problem based learning address individual differences in the urban classroom and evidences a successful teacher preparation course designed to engage pre-service teachers in a semester long whole class collaboration to resolve “real world” problems.The student cohort in our integrative math, language arts, science, and social studies pedagogy courses are required to work together in teams to produce a turboquest of the highest quality that includes: (1) an authentic problem situation, (2) external links to student made powerpoints providing social science, language arts, math, and science related information for children to assist with completing the ...