Spreading Like a Virus: Empowering Teachers to Integrate Technology in Their Classroom Through Peer Coaching, Low-Affect Environments, and Collaboration
Master of Arts in Education (MA)
Jim O'Connor, Pamela Redmond
The children in our classrooms today are different from past eras, and require more technology in order to be engaged in learning. While newer teachers have been required to add technology to their teaching, as a requirement of their credential, many teachers struggle to integrate computers into the curriculum in meaningful ways. Many veteran teachers have self-described technophobia, finding computers intimidating to use in class. These teachers may need a supportive peer-to-peer user-group to help them become comfortable with new technology. This paper defines a project aimed at creating learning environment for teachers to gain skills and confidence to better address the needs of their students.
Harley, M. C. (2009). Spreading Like a Virus: Empowering Teachers to Integrate Technology in Their Classroom Through Peer Coaching, Low-Affect Environments, and Collaboration. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tucgsoe/237