PBL-TECH: Using Web 2.0 Tools and Resources to Support Problem-Based Curricular Innovations in Pre-Service Teacher Education

ID: 32478 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Thomas Brush and Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Indiana University, United States
  2. John Saye, Auburn University, United States
  3. Krista Glazewski, New Mexico State University, United States
  4. Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, United States

Thursday, March 10 3:05-3:25 PM Location: McGavock's A

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Abstract: This paper will provide an overview of the PBL-TECH project. The purpose of the PBL-TECH project is to design, disseminate, evaluate, and sustain an enhanced teacher preparation model that will provide teacher educators across the United States with web-based tools and resources to teach future teachers to effectively implement innovative technology-supported problem-based learning (PBL) instructional practices. This proposed project is innovative because it provides: (a) a comprehensive suite of web-based tools and resources that teacher educators and pre-service teachers at institutions across the nation can utilize to develop effective PBL curricula, (b) opportunities for teacher educators to collaborate with experts in the integration of Web 2.0 tools and PBL strategies to use these resources to implement curriculum reform in their own teacher education programs , and (c) extensive models of how these tools can be used to support implementation of PBL strategies in K-12 classrooms


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