Pre-Service Teacher Introduction

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Pre-Service Teacher Introduction

  1. 1. Digital Text Initiative Pre-­‐ServiceTeachers             September,  2011    
  2. 2. Agenda 1.  Welcome   2.  Program  Overview   3.  eBooks  Overview   4.  Observa>ons   5.  Next  Steps   6.  Ques>ons    
  3. 3. What is DigiTXT? •  The  University  of  Akron  has  been  awarded   funding  from  the  eTech  Ohio  Commission  for   the  purpose  of  expanding  the  use  of   technology  in  the  teaching  and  learning   environment.   •  DigiTXT  will  serve  to  increase  informa>on  and   communica>on  technology  (ICT)  usage  among   early  elementary  students  in  Summit  County.    
  4. 4. DigiTXT Key Components 1.  Science-­‐based  Prac>ce     2.  Core  Early  Literacy  Skills   3.  Knowledgeable  Prac>cing  Teachers   partnering  with  Pre-­‐service  Teachers     4.  Suppor>ve  Learning  Environment    
  5. 5. DigiTXT Goals 1.  Develop  Best  Prac>ces  in  Shared  eBook   Reading     2.  Integrate  Core  Early  Literacy  Skills  with   Digital  Literacy  Skills   3.  Design  21st  Century  Learning  Spaces  
  6. 6. DigiTXT Partners The   Coventry   Green   Tallmadge   University   Local   Local   City   of  Akron   Schools   Schools   Schools  
  7. 7. The eBook at School •  Quality  of   children’s  first   eBooks   •  Poten>al  of   good  eBooks   •  Pedagogy  of   first  and  good   eBooks  in  K-­‐2  
  8. 8. Our BIG Question What  might  e-­‐book  pedagogy  look  like?    
  9. 9. eBook Shared Reading •  Teacher  shares  eBooks  with  small  groups    
  10. 10. eBook Shared Reading •  Takes  place  in  the  eBook  Nook  
  11. 11. eBook Shared Reading •  U>lizes  touchscreen  PCs  and  mobile   learning  devices    
  12. 12. On-site Observations 1.  Opportunity  to  visit  a  kindergarten,  first  or   second  grade  classroom   2.  Collect  video  data   3.  Complete  a  class  project  
  13. 13. Pre-Service Teacher Next Steps 1.  Join  the  Ning   2.  Join  the  Pre-­‐Service  Teachers  group   3.  Take  the  Pre-­‐Survey  linked  on  the  Ning   4.  Review  the  eBook  Introduc>on  material   5.  Watch  NING  for  announcements  &   instruc>ons  
  14. 14. Wrap-Up & Questions h`p://digitxt.ning.com/  

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