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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Technology--Study and teaching--Iowa; Mentoring in education--Iowa;

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to provide a curriculum and framework for a technology-mentoring program at Dike-New Hartford Community School District, a rural school district in Eastern Iowa. Taking a different approach to technology training, this program was designed to help remove barriers that keep teachers from integrating technology throughout their content area. These proactive steps included:

• Creating mentoring groups to provide long-term support for technology integration.
• Providing teachers with personal laptops and current software.
• Providing paid technology training outside of school hours.
• Introducing easy-to-use technology tools that can be quickly integrated.

The goal of this project was to create a subculture of technology use throughout the school district, starting with building-level technology leaders. Using the Iowa Professional Development Model as a guide, this mentoring program included ongoing support to help narrow the gap between technology training and actual classroom integration.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 54 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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