Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2022

Publication Title

Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Pages

1315-1320

Conference Name

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, April 11-15, 2022, San Diego, CA

Abstract

Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has required teacher educators to teach their classes online. Teacher educators now need to reflect on the learning opportunities that the COVID-19 induced shift to online learning has provided. This study shares two teacher educators’ experiences of teaching and supporting preservice teachers (PSTs) as they taught engineering online to elementary students. The two teacher educators noticed (a) positive changes in PSTs’ attitudes and beliefs about technology integration, (b) PSTs’ tendency to select and use of educational technologies, (c) PSTs’ recognition of the importance of online interaction and feedback from K-12 students, (d) the importance of providing PSTs with extended access to physical hardware, and (e) the importance of providing developmentally appropriate digital resources. The paper concludes with suggestions for teacher educators who are preparing PSTs for the next generation of teaching.

Comments

© by AACE. Reprinted with permission of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) (http://www.aace.org).

ORCID

0000-0002-9339-7574 (Gutierrez)

Original Publication Citation

Lee, M. J., Kidd, J., & Gutierrez, K. (2022). Lessons learned from two teacher educators: What COVID-19 can teach us about preparing elementary preservice teachers to teach the next generation of students. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. (pp. 1315-1320). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. https://www.learntechlib.org/p/220910/

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