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“Preparing Candidates to use Technologies”. Presenters: UNCW Middle/Secondary Students Dr. Angelia Reid-Griffin Dr. Dennis S. Kubasko, JR. Dr. Richard Huber.

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“Preparing Candidates to use Technologies”

Presenters:

UNCW Middle/Secondary Students

Dr. Angelia Reid-Griffin

Dr. Dennis S. Kubasko, JR.

Dr. Richard Huber

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


UNCW Student PresentersChelsea Coleman and Katie Bradshaw – motion detectorRichie Brown and Corbin Clay – pH probeDiane Abrams and Bo Harrison – Conductivity probeDave Vallett – Temperature probeJohn Gardner – ProScope

North Carolina Science Teachers Association’s 38th Annual Professional Development Institute

November, 2006

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Agenda for presentation

  • Background with technology integration

    • 15 minutes

  • Introductions of stations with laboratory activities

    • 15 minutes

  • Participant interactions with stations

    • 30 minutes

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Background / context

  • First and foremost, we wanted to explicitly link the pre-service teacher education program with the in-service needs of the secondary science education community.

  • Second, we wished to integrate appropriate technology instruction in the secondary science methods course.

  • Third, we wanted to further establish partnerships/networks throughout the education community using comprehensive training for everyone vested.

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Research

  • Traditional age college seniors (who were student teachers this past spring) have never known a time when there were not personal computers.

  • Linn, Songer, Lewis & Sterm (1991) and Mokros and Tinker (1987) note technologies such as probeware have aided students’ construction of scientific concepts.

  • Krajcik & Layman (2004) states the tools are powerful and help to improve students’ abilities in graphing and conducting experiments.

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Mentoring

  • Student interns

    • Understandings of learning to teach typically involve the placement of a mentee or novice teacher with a more experienced mentor whose role is to supervise and guide the mentee.

    • However, with regard to emerging technologies, many mentees are more knowledgeable and skilled in the use of such technologies than their mentors (Dexter & Reidel, 2003; Smith & Kubasko, 2005).

  • The NETS-T standards call for all interns to “guide collaborative learning activities in which students use technology resources to solve authentic problems in the subject area (ISTE, 2006)”

    • http://www.iste.org/inhouse/nets/cnets/teachers/t_profile-stu.html

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Guiding Principals

  • The standards guiding the development and integration of curricula are the proposed guidelines for using technology in the preparation of science teachers (Flick & Bell, 2000) and are as follows:

    • Technology should be introduced in the context of science content.

    • Technology should address worthwhile science with appropriate pedagogy.

    • Technology instruction in science should take advantage of the unique features of technology.

    • Technology should make scientific views more accessible.

    • Technology instruction should develop students' understanding of the relationship between technology and science.

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Obstacles to integrating technology

  • All content area interns and partnership teachers were asked to respond to a number of items that have been identified as barriers to integrating technology.

  • Teachers viewed these barriers to be statistically significantly from their interns views:

    • Lack or limited access to computers,

    • availability of software,

    • too much material to cover,

    • lack of mentoring, and

    • technology integrated lessons require too much preparation.

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Pre-service Teacher Education

  • Middle/Secondary students are trained in their science methods courses to use of data collection devices and other technologies to teach science concepts during field experiences internships.

  • Lateral entry students are encouraged to used tools in their current science classes)

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Professional Development

  • Middle/Secondary

    • SMEC (Science, Mathematics Education Center)

      • Resources

    • Introduction to CMC (Curriculum Materials Center)

      • University support

    • Informal Science Settings

      • Cape Fear Museum

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Vertical teaming

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Horizontal teaming

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Connect the training

  • Methods training

  • Internship semester

  • First-year teacher

  • Partnership teacher

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Probeware & Emerging Technologies

  • Laboratory Experience - Probe ware sensors, ProScopes (laptop, Palm, TI calculators)

  • Lesson Planning - Taskstream web site (lesson building, discussions, portfolio)

  • Instructional Design - Concept mapping software (Inspiration & Kidspiration); web based resources

  • Inquiry Concepts - Data Visualization Tools (River Run); Explore science

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Overview of Presentation

  • An opportunity to interact with current UNCW students and see how they use advanced technologies (probe ware) to teach science content during internship experience

  • The presenters will demonstrate the activities and may ask you to also participate in the demonstrations

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Materials

  • Dell Laptop computer

  • PALM Handheld computer

  • Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator

  • The ProScope – Scalar USB microscope

  • Various Vernier Probeware sensors

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


Probeware Stations

  • Chelsea Coleman and Katie Bradshaw – motion detector

  • Richie Brown and Corbin Clay – pH probe

  • Diane Abrams and Bo Harrison – Conductivity probe

  • Dave Vallett – Temperature probe

  • John Gardner – ProScope

2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


2006 NCSTA Professional Development Institute


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