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This report focuses on the imperative to prepare teachers to understand and use technology. Drawing on the experience of the Texas Centers for Professional Development of Teachers (CPDTs), the report illustrates how CPDTs are exploring models of instruction built on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and incorporating them into teacher education experiences. Section 1 presents a background and overview of technology in Texas teacher education, looking at technology and CPDTs and technology in professional development schools. Section 2 offers snapshots of technology and teacher education, focusing on four different universities. Section 3 presents an in-depth look at one CPDT, highlighting the Center for Educational Development and Excellence (CEDE), one of the largest and best-funded CPDTs. The report concludes that most teacher education institutions have expended enormous amounts of time and energy in acquiring equipment for their students and faculty, with associated training often not fitting the curriculum or the needs of the students. During the past 5 years, the CPDTs have begun to deal with this issue in a collaborative model that has benefitted both preservice and inservice teachers and their students throughout Texas. The report presents eight recommendations for how schools of education can infuse technology into curricula and prepare teachers who can use technology in their professional practice. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)

Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Teaching Methods

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Autor: Diem, Richard A.; Martinez, Miriam; Perez, Bertha


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