|Title||Enhancing Teacher Candidates’ Digital Competencies|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2016/2017|
|Year 1: Project Type||Large TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Natasha Boskic|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||84,315|
|Year 1: Team Members||
Elizabeth Jordan, Senior Instructor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
The purpose of this project is to create an integrated and sustainable way to support teacher candidates and faculty members in selecting, evaluating, and implementing digital media technologies in their practice. This will be accomplished by a mentoring system accompanied with pedagogical scaffolding that provides comprehensive online resources.
It aims to redesign the assignments and student engagement to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to “demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations” (ISTE Standards, 2008).
The focus will be on digital media and tools that support the following activities in: