Authors: Regena F. Nelson, La Shaunda Webb
Abstract:In an effort to strengthen the university-school partnerships with local school districts, the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Development at the university had 25% - 50% of her time assigned to outreach and support to local schools. This study describes the impact of the university-based Instructional Technology Coordinator’s assistance on technology training and implementation in the local school district. The Instructional Technology Coordinator used a train the trainer method to provide on-site coaching to all classroom teachers in the district. The coaching occurred during monthly meetings with each of the 3 technology groups (elementary, middle school and high school). The minutes from the monthly meetings were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of the project and training model. The results revealed that training was effective in launching the technology integration projectZ.
Keywords: coaching, instructional technology; school-university partnership