Technology Teaching Assistantship Program: Preparing All Teacher Educators to Support Teacher Candidates’ Integration of Technology
Abstract: This exploratory study aims to provide an overview of the Technology Teaching Assistantship (TTA) Program at the College of Education in a Midwest university as a strategy tool to improve the preparation of teacher educators. In addition, this program will help to coach teacher candidates in model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences, emphasizing discipline-specific content standards and student technology standards. The purpose of this study is to analyze the TTA Program’s features and impacts on teacher educators and teacher candidates’ development of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK). The results are used to enhance teacher educators’ professional development by supporting teacher candidates’ integration of technology in the K-12 setting. The problems and goals of this work-in-progress TTA Program are discussed in this study to gain feedback and to establish contact with similar projects for improvement and extension.