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1 Educational Technology Outreach Collaboration Between Business, School Districts and the University 2001 Maryland Technology Showcase Davina Pruitt-Mentle December 5, 2001 College of Education

2 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 2 Professional Development Opportunities: Past and Present Past –Technology skills –Short workshops-or seminar format Present –Integration/infusion of technology –Ties with school system and state curriculum –Connection to state and national content and technology standards –Focus on standardized assessments –Research based on Best Practices –Using technology to conduct research and assist in professional growth

3 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 3 Already In Place A variety of How To workshops and institutes Graduate level courses offered through the University of Maryland with focus on - Developing teachers proficiency at integrating technology into the curriculum. Using technology to conduct research and assist in professional growth. Using technology to evaluate student progress.

4 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 4 Educational Technology Outreach: Professional Development Provides High quality technology based, University supported professional development A large portfolio of classes developed in concert with –County specialists –University experts –Teachers in the field Graduate level credit given Courses can be taught in local schools on district equipment with district software, on campus or on-line Instructors and curriculum materials Flexible billing, registration, and scheduling Extensive evaluation component

5 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 5 Professional Development in the Field Flexibility –Time After school Weekends Once a week/Every other week –Course schedule Does not have to be aligned with University semesters –Payment Individual County Grant Payments Tuition Reimbursement –Location In-county On campus On-line –One - three credit modules

6 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 6 Course Creation Needs assessment –Counties –Conferences –Faculty –Maryland Business Roundtable/MSDE Develop course with faculty +county input –Tailor course to county requirements/software infrastructure University review/MSDE approval

7 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 7 The Challenge Continuously assess and adapt curriculum –Teacher competencies and input –School district needs and desires –Maintain University rigor and research Understand and incorporate national and state standards

8 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 8 Our Solution Continuously assess on a variety of levels using business/industry model (Kirkpatricks model) Aid in the development of standards for technology education Stay current with PD Best Practices & Research Combine industry with educational initiatives

9 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 9 What is the goal of a Business/District/University Partnership Business gains access to educational community –Product development for educational purposes –Future Market District acquires use of cutting edge technology University –Develop additional PD courses –Access to new technology –Research opportunities

10 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 10 Our Collaboration Capital Area Consortium For Wearable Computer Research Partnership for Technology *Coventry Local Schools in Ohio is also a partner

11 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 11 Technology Issues Technology applications receive little input from students or teachers Teachers are asked to implement applications that they have little confidence in or understanding of Demographic targets –Urban and rural –Variety of Ethnicities

12 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 12 Goals 1.wearable technology to develop educational applications of Xybernauts wearable technology which yield a positive impact on PreK-16 education; 2.to understand the impact wearable technology can have on students and teachers as researchers and learners; 3.to understand, interpret and describe the behaviors and attitudes of teachers and students in an educational setting toward wearable technology applications; 4.to share best practices and lessons learned that lend themselves toward developing a more equitable educational environment through applications;

13 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 13 Goals (continued) 5.to create support materials and in-service training opportunities for teachers to develop engagement activities that make use of wearable computer technology; 6.to formulate and evaluate new research methods for developing educational wearable technologies; and 7.to help in obtaining funding to continue development of educational applications and research for wearable technologies.

14 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 14 Phase I Integrate wearable computers into ETOs professional development graduate courses Explore and Discover uses of wearable computers –Target the assistive technology population; Explore and discover uses through ETOs education design team, composed of researchers, pre-service teachers, administrators, participating teachers, and technology specialist trained to test new technologies; Target specific demographics via District partners

15 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 15 University Provides a way to understand industry needs and wants –ties PD for educators with business –Educators pass information on to students who are the next generation of industry/business employees Teachers are excited to have the opportunity to add input into educational technology applications Invaluable to have teachers participation in action research

16 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 16 Queen Annes County Public Schools Presented by Dave Rose Instructional Technology Specialist Queen Annes County Public Schools

17 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 17 Xybernaut Presented by Richard Bizar Managing Director Xybernaut Development Corporation

18 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 18 Conclusions Business/District/University Partnerships provide new technology, access to the educational community, and research Benefits to all…

19 December 5, Maryland Technology Showcase Collaboration DPM 19 Contacts Davina Pruitt-Mentle (301) David Rose (410) x185 Richard Bizar (703)


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