Tuesday, March 19
4:55 PM-5:15 PM
CEST
Wilshire B

What do Teacher Educators think of Teacher Education Technology Competencies?

Brief Paper ID: 54189
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    Jeffrey Carpenter
    Elon University
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    Joshua Rosenberg
    University of Tennessee
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    Tonia Dousay
    University of Idaho
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    Enilda Romero-Hall
    University of Tampa
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    Torrey Trust
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    Aaron Kessler
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    Michael Phillips
    Monash University
  8. Scott Morrison
    Elon University
  9. Christian Fischer
    University of California Irvine
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    Daniel Krutka
    University of North Texas

Abstract: Digital technologies have become commonplace in schools and the effective integration of these technologies places new demands on both teachers and teacher preparation programs. The teaching and modeling of technology use as part of the teaching and learning process requires sophisticated and multifaceted competencies on the part of teacher educators. This research explored teacher educators’ perceptions of a recently published set of Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) (Foulger, T. S., Graziano, K. J., Schmidt-Crawford, D., & Slykhuis, D. A. (2017). Teacher educator technology competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(4), 413-448). A multi-institution, international research team constructed and disseminated an anonymous online mixed-methods survey that collected data related to teacher educators’ perceptions of their own technology competencies and contextual factors affecting their competency development. 336 teacher educators responded to the survey. We present preliminary findings and discuss their significance for the teacher education field.

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