Project THREAD: Technology Helping Restructure Educational Access and Delivery

Neal Strudler, Leanna Archambault, Lisa Bendixen, Don Anderson, Risa Weiss

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Abstract

This article describes Project THREAD (Technology Helping Restructure Educational Access and Delivery), an initiative funded by the U.S. Office of Education through its PT3 grant program. The project's overarching goal is to prepare teachers to integrate modern technologies to fundamentally enhance teaching and learning in K-12 schools. Project initiatives include: (a) a series of in-service workshops for university faculty, administrators, field supervisors, and mentor teachers; (b) one-on-one follow-up support provided by project staff; (c) a minigrant program to support the development of technology-based learning activities for university courses; (d) expanded opportunities for students to apply technology in their courses and field experiences; and (e) a redesign of selected courses that impact a large number of teacher candidates. The project's evaluation is described, along with a discussion of outcomes and lessons learned. In recognition of the project's scope and accomplishments thus far, the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), was named the 2002 winner of the Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-56
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Technology Research and Development
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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