• Explore ways to use educational technology/digital learning tools to improve children’s learning
• Explore ways to increase teachers’ access to professional learning opportunities designed to increase teachers’ content, pedagogical, and technological knowledge relative to the effective use of technology for teaching and learning
• Explore possible metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings that strengthen instructional
practices by incorporating technology in ways that enhance children’s digital and literacy skills
• Use the TPACK framework to inform our work
Source: TPACK model for technology integrationReproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org
The FIE Technology Partners Project (FTPP) is a
collaborative practitioner/researcher initiative designed to gain knowledge
about how blended professional learning sessions on literacy, research-based
instructional practices, and embedded tablet technology can be delivered and
consequently impact classroom instruction.
Phase I included field-testing 10 online learning sessions,
and three face-to-face feedback sessions with prekindergarten teachers from
both the child readiness sector and the public school system. Online sessions
included exemplar instructional videos, practice activities, and
Phase II, currently being implemented, includes piloting
revised online learning sessions and three face-to-face learning sessions with
26 prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers in two counties.
Phase II focuses on:
For more information on the FTPP, contact:
Heather Monroe-Ossi, M.Ed.
Tiffany Ohlson, Ph.D.
The Summer iPad Academies addressed how to build digital age learning skills, use technology to address Common Core Standards and early learning state standards, and provided networking opportunities with teachers, educators, and instructional leaders throughout the southeastern United States. Two and three day session topics are listed below.
FIE/DCPS Prekindergarten Disabilities Partnership Project (2012-2013): Supporting Literacy Instruction using Technology with Prekindergarten Disabilities Teachers and Speech/Language Pathologists
Year Two (Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade)
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