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Integrating Technology into the Education Sequence for Pre-service Teachers

In 1993 the Education Department began the integration of technology into the education sequence for pre-service teachers. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Foundation Standards served as the framework and helped form the department plan for integration. Technology Mission and Policy Statements were developed. In 2001 the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers replaced the ISTE Technology Foundation Standards.

Technology Mission Statement: All participants in the Hope College Teacher Education program will demonstrate knowledge of and an ability to evaluate, select, apply, integrate, and manage electronic information during the three program levels: Choosing to Teach (1), Learning How to Teach (2), and Teaching/Clinical Practice (3). Instruction in technology and use of technology is infused throughout the teacher education program on a developmental basis and consistently reflects changes in the technological landscape.

Technology Policy Statement: Hope College Education Department faculty will introduce and model compliance with the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers and the technology component of the Entry-Level Standards for Michigan Teachers. Coordination in these instructional areas will occur at the three levels of the teacher education program.

Technology Assessment Plan

  1. Assessment of technology standards is completed in individual classes.
  2. Assessment addressed in the Education Department Assessment System.
  3. Assessment of technology in Student Teaching, Level Three, final evaluaion by mentor teacher.

Revision adopted September 4, 2002

For an overview of the technology integration plan, follow the links to the General, Professional, Student Teaching/Internship, and NETS Overview. Preparation Profile and Artifacts pages.

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