Share Paper: An examination of elementary education coursework utilizing technology criteria to improve teacher candidate’s ability to plan and implement technology-integrated instruction

  1. Nicole Covey, Arkansas State University, United States
  2. Diana Williams, Arkansas State University, United States
  3. Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University, United States
  4. Rusty Young, Arkansas State University, United States
Thursday, April 1 4:15-4:30 PM Room 3

Abstract: Abstract: This study seeks to examine the educator preparations provider's elementary education program coursework through the lens of technology standards and frameworks to improve teacher candidate's ability to plan, execute, and successfully deliver technology-integrated instruction. A crosswalk of four technology criteria was created to align and examine current course assignments in six courses required of all students in the elementary education program. These six courses occur over the entirety of the two-year program after admission. Then, faculty identified course assignments in the six courses seen as having a technology focus were placed on the crosswalk to determine how effectively the ...