Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
Education Development Center provides a number of resources for teacher education and advancement. Their overall goal is to promote education, health, and economic development worldwide.
The Math Forum at Drexel includes a very comprehensive teacher education component for the intersection of math and technology.
Standards, journals, interdisciplinary ideas, topics in school reform, links to allied associations, articles for parents and even employment are examples of the contents.
ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, has developed matrices for implementing skills, standards, and activities into both teacher education methods courses and field experiences.
Rather than isolating the uses of new technology in one methods course ISTE's approach is to integrate such skills across the board in teacher education.
Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER) includes a number of topics for science and math teachers.
This site, co-sponsored by Alcoa and Discovery Education, provides free resources for 6th-12th grade classrooms to develop key STEM and critical thinking skills in your students, aligned to national education standards.
Harvard created the ATLAS Communities project which stretches further and links teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level. Discussion groups and case studies illustrated the process.
Applying physics and principles of design to deathly car crashes and similar situations heightens student awareness and generates interest.
Many state legislatures have added a technology requirement to their teaching credential process during the last few years and are just beginning to develop courseware and a practicum. Districts, too, are extending credits towards salary and position schedules for technology workshops. Check out the progress in your state and local credentialing bodies.
Other Areas To Check Out ...
● Integrating Math and Science
● Simulation & Modeling Tools
● Education And Technology Collaboration
● International Society for Technology in Education
● Computing & Internet Groups
● Integrated Studies: Math (sampler)