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Jim, At Montclair State University, we have a 1-credit module (Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum) that students are required to take concurrently with a 3-credit Language and Literacy course and a 1-credit module on Assessment. Both the technology and assessment modules are designed to support the field work that students complete in the Language and Literacy. In other words, the technology module is viewed as a lens through which to view field work and curriculum planning. They take this block of courses during the last semester of their Junior year in the program. Taken together, these three concurrent courses require our teacher ed candidates create, adapt, teach, modify, and re-teach a unit plan with a group of middle or high school students. Our focus for technology in teacher preparation moves a bit further than the NETS-T. We align it with our institutional philosophy of social justice and democracy in education. I wrote a primer for our 1-credit technology module titled, Rethinking Technology in Schools (Peter Lang, 2008). You might find useful the chapter on Pedagogical Stages associated with curriculum and technology integration. We currently do not have a stand alone technology course. To increase technical skills among our teacher candidates, we emphasize the on-demand (extra-curricular) approach through our ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies. But that approach has it's disadvantages, as you can expect. I hope you find this useful. If you'd like additional information about any of this, I'd be happy to talk with you more. Vanessa Domine, PhD Associate Professor • Curriculum & Teaching Montclair State University University Hall 2191 tel: (973) 655-6850 fax: (973)655-7084 Project Literacy Among Youth (PLAY) http://www.kidsplay.org listen|watch|learn|create|live > From: Jim Lerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Dear Colleagues, > I am doing some research on exemplary programs in undergraduate teacher > preparation that have strong educational technology components. Specifically, > if an institution contemplated updating the stand alone tech courses that are > included in the teacher prep curriculum, what topics, skills, understandings, > practices do (or should) exemplary programs incorporate? > Are there articles, sites, or programs that you think are particularly worthy > of note? > Are there recognition programs that designate exemplary programs? > Where would you send someone who might want to undertake a medium level > retooling effort? > In the best of all worlds, technology should probably be incorporated into > all teacher prep courses seamlessly, but that is not what we're looking > into...right now. The idea is, how should existing tech courses in teacher > prep be restructured to be more up to date and forward looking? > Any thoughts and resources are most welcome. > Thanks. > Jim Lerman --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH