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Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation

A Framework for Supporting Future Educators
Product code: INFUSE
ISBN: 9781564848345
Published: 2020
Topics: Curriculum
Length: 260 pages

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Edited by Arlene C. Borthwick, Teresa S. Foulger and Kevin J. Graziano

Educators learning how to meaningfully integrate technology into their teaching practice will find resources and action plans to prepare them for today’s tech-infused lessons.

Advancing teacher preparation to full adoption of technology infusion is no small undertaking. Written by 20 experts in the teacher prep field, Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation provides research- and practice-based direction for faculty, administrators, PK-12 school partners and other stakeholders who support programwide technology infusion in teacher education programs. Such organizational change involves almost every individual and system involved in teacher preparation. 

Topics addressed include:

• Defining technology infusion and integration.
• Systemic planning and readiness of college-level leadership.
• Programwide, iterative candidate experiences across courses and clinical work.
• Technology use and expectations for teachers and students in PK-12 settings.
• Instructional design in teacher preparation programs to include integration of technology in face-to-face, blended and online PK-12 teaching and learning.
• Strategies to support induction of new teachers in PK-12 settings.
• Models for effective candidate and program evaluation.
• Roles for government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in nationwide collaboration for technology infusion in teacher preparation.

This book will help administrators in colleges and schools of education as well as teacher educators in preparation programs support the developmental needs of teacher candidates as they learn how to teach with technology. With action steps and getting started resources in each chapter, the book is well-adapted for small group study and planning by collaborative leadership teams in colleges and schools of education. The book is also appropriate for the study of effective organizational change in education by graduate students.

About the Editors

Arlene C. Borthwick is professor emerita and former associate dean and professor of educational technology at National Louis University in Chicago. She served as chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s Committee on Innovation and Technology (2017-2018), was a member of the ISTE Board of Directors (2010-2014) and received the ISTE Making IT Happen award in 2008. She co-edited Transforming Classroom Practice: Professional Development Strategies in Educational Technology (ISTE, 2008).

Teresa S. Foulger is an associate professor at Arizona State University in Tempe. She served as president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network (2011-2015) and received the ISTE Making IT Happen award in 2019. Foulger’s research and writing has been recognized through several awards, including the Outstanding Research Article Award (2014 and 2019) from the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education .

Kevin J. Graziano is a professor of teacher education in the School of Education at Nevada State College in Henderson. He’s served as the chair of the Consultative Council for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), the chair of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Committee on Innovation and Technology and the co-chair of SITE’s mobile learning special interest group (SIG). He co-edited Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators (2016) published by Information Today.

Additional contributors:   
Ray Buss 
Jon M. Clausen 
Liz Kolb 
Punya Mishra 
Julie A. Moore 
Michael McVey 
Rob Muller 
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach 
Audra Parker 
Seth A. Parsons 
Denise A. Schmidt-Crawford 
David A. Slykhuis 
Ji Soo Song 
Joseph South 
Debra R. Sprague 
Melissa Warr 
Jo Williamson