A Deep Dive Into the Four Pillars of Technology-Infused Teacher Preparation Programs
Abstract: Panelists for this session worked together with a larger group of educational technology faculty and PK-12 professional developers to take a “deep dive” into the research and practice-based literature related to the four pillars that support a technology-infused teacher preparation program design: (1) technology integration curriculum, (2) experiences that model innovative uses of technology, (3) practice with reflection, and (4) development of technology self-efficacy for technology integration. Panelists will provide a summary of overarching design guidelines for the four pillars and discuss selected specific design criteria. The last half of the session will facilitate attendee discussion about how the four pillars and design criteria can be used by methods faculty and department chairs as they participate in program redesign and related action planning. A comprehensive set of references and tables listing criteria and/or implementation strategies for each pillar will be provided.