Technology Integration and Teacher Preparation: The Development of Teacher Educator Technology Competencies
Wednesday, March 8 1:45 PM-2:15 PM
Preservice teachers should be better prepared to teach with technology “from day one” when they enter the profession (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, 2016). Teacher preparation curricula along with teacher educators’ use of technology for teaching and learning, impact preservice teachers’ use of technology in their practice. Yet, there is no cohesive set of technology competencies to guide teacher educators in developing their own knowledge, skills and attitudes around technology when working with preservice teachers. This article discusses the development of a common set of technology competencies that will guide teacher educators in teaching with and about technology.