Enhancing Teacher Readiness for 1:1 Learning Devices in the K-8 Classroom

ID: 44920 Type: Full Paper
  1. Jason Hodgson, Jocelyn Hively, and Tirsa Tovar, California State University, Fresno, United States
  2. Linda Hauser, California State University, United States
  3. Glenn DeVoogd, California State University, Fresno, United States

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Presider: Julie Mueller, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Abstract: The study investigated teacher readiness to engage in a 1:1 technology initiative in a large urban school district in the Central Valley of California. The district consisted of 24 schools and approximately 17,000 students. A descriptive mixed methods design was used to gather and analyze data addressing the target questions. Participants included 354 teachers, 15 support staff, and 28 administrators from 24 K-8 school sites. Findings showed the majority of participants strongly believed students will benefit from 1:1 electronic learning devices, but nearly half of those surveyed do not feel prepared to teach students the skills they need to use these 1:1 devices. Additionally, data indicates effective pedagogy and professional development are paramount to classroom effectiveness regardless of the initiative.

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