Math and Science Curriculum Revision: A Collaborative Approach to Improving Preservice Teachers' Use of Technology Knowledge and Instructional Skills.
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AbstractReports on a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology Capacity Grant project, a consortium comprisingBryant Intermediate School, and Westminster College, both of Salt Lake City, Utah. The consortium participantsengaged in collaborative curriculum development to provide preservice teachers greater exposure to theinstructional uses of technology in education. Skills in the application of communication, presentations, and CLEtechnologies were explored. Teaching units integrating sound curriculum with technologies including: video-microscopes,CBL probes, graphing calculators, Excell, PowerPoint, various software programs, and the Internetwere developed. Outcomes suggest improved teaching with technology skills, better real-world collaborative inquiry,greater focus upon multiple learning styles; and gains in extending the power of scientific inquiry into mathematicaland scientific reasoning.