Educational Technology Policy
White House and the U.S. Department of Education Invitational Conference on Technology and Teacher Education
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education held a jointly sponsored invitational conference on Technology and Teacher Education in April 1998, attended by 200 of the nation's educational technology leaders. Glen Bull was selected to represent teacher education programs nationally on the conference's keynote panel, "Setting the Stage." Conference participants developed recommendations for the structure of the Administration's FY 99 educational technology initiatives, including a $75 million Technology Training for Teachers program "to ensure that all new teachers entering the work force can use technology effectively for teaching and learning" and $475 million for Technology Literacy Challenge grants "to ensure that there is at least one teacher who can serve as a technology expert in every school."
SITE Statement of Basic Principles and Suggested Actions
Center faculty and faculty from Iowa State, including SITE president Ann Thompson and SITE founder Jerry Willis, were involved in the development of this position paper which was presented at the Invitational Conference on Technology and Teacher Education hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education.
Technology and the New Professional Teacher: Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom
Jim Cooper chaired the NCATE Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education, delivering a report, Technology and the New Professional Teacher: Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom.
Technology Policy Strand at the 1998 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference
Glen Bull , immediate past-president of SITE, arranged for a policy strand woven throughout the SITE conference. The strand was anchored by a keynote presentation by Jim Cooper and Arthur Wise (NCATE president). The keynote presentation was followed by policy panels with representatives from NCATE, AACTE, AECT, ISTE, and SITE.
Because of the success of the policy strand at the 1998 conference, the 1999 program committee has requested that Glen Bull establish a similar strand for next year's conference, which will be held in San Antonio. This policy strand will be anchored by present and former deans of education who are well-known for integration of technology in their respective teacher education programs, including Allen Glenn (University of Washington), Jim Pellegrino (Vanderbilt), Tom Switzer (Northern Iowa), and Jim Cooper. This will be followed by presentations led by university provosts who will discuss the strategies and arguments for securing technology resources for schools of education that are most likely to be compelling.
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