Congratulations to Dr. Christina O’Connor on her continuation of funding from the U.S. Department of Education for her project, “Transforming Teaching through Technology (TTtT),” in the amount of $1,536,517.00!
Transforming Teaching through Technology, a Teacher Quality Partnership project of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in partnership with Guilford County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, will address Absolute Priority 1 and Competitive Preference Priority 1 by developing an innovative and replicable model for the integration of technology in the teacher education curriculum.
In order to better prepare current and future teachers to thoughtfully integrate existing and emerging technology for P-12 student learning, Transforming Teaching through Technology will:
- move beyond enhancement (substitution & augmenting) to promote transformational use of instructional technology in teaching and learning
- transform approaches to P-12 learning such that instructional technology is an integral part of learning
- alter the way we engage and motivate students in learning
- create space where teacher candidates can be engaged in instructional technology –enriched teacher education programming
- cultivate meaningful collaboration between university and schools to promote new mindsets to integrate instructional technology for learning
Through reforming the teacher education curriculum by embedding the Techno logical Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework and proper modeling and scaffolding in the teacher development process (from pre-service to induction), Transforming Teaching through Technology will equip 300 teacher candidates per year with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to intentionally integrate technology in a thoughtful and adaptive manner to promote academic learning for all students.
It is expected that this project will result in increased engagement of public school students in innovation, creativity, problem-solving and entrepreneurship through the development of collaborative project-based learning environments utilizing emerging technology and 21st Century skills.