Integrating Technology into Teacher Education
Professor Susan Marie Cherup.
The Hope College Education Department is committed to preparing teachers to use technology as a tool to transform teaching and learning. A key issue in training is the integration of technology into the curriculum at all levels. Hope faculty have created a sequential and hierarchical mastery of technology related skills. This process integrates a variety of technology tools into all existing education classes, and eliminates the need for a separate computer class with no correlation to course content. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) serve as the guideline. The presentation will outline steps taken to ensure successful integration of technology and show the correlation of ISTE Foundation Standards to course work and student performance.
Professor Susan Marie Cherup (United States)
Professor of Education
Susan Cherup has been a professor of special education at Hope College for twenty-eight years. Prior to teaching at Hope she taught special education at West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, Michigan. At Hope College she teaches courses in special education, conducts a May Term course on Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and serves as technology coordinator for the Education Department. She has traveled extensively observing the ways in which technology is used in K-12 through college settings. Her presentations include the National Educational Computing Conference, Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning, Technology and Media in Special Education, and the World Conference on Computing in Education. The Hope College community has twice recognized her for her classroom teaching.
(60 min. Workshop, English)