New Maps for Technology in Teacher Education: After Standards, Then What?

June 1, 2003

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Standards have put technology integration 'on the map' for teacher educators, creating a useful reference point in guiding new teachers toward appropriate technology uses. The authors reflect on their own work at a Teacher Education College in order to assess the strengths and limitations of a standards-driven approach to integrating technology. They describe a framework that organizes faculty and student technology learning in a progressive teacher education college around four themes - Communication and dialog, inquiry using primary data, student constructive projects and digital literacy. This 'map' is not proposed as a specific model to be adopted by other teacher educators, but rather as a stimulus for other faculty to build their own maps, reflecting their own institutional core goals, values, and circumstances.


Marvin Cohen