A study by Riel & Hank revealed that teachers learning increases in collaborative cultures. Teacher professionals= engaged beyond the classroom but reported less leadership activities Interactive teachers= were not quite as disengaged as private teachers Private practice teachers= who report little engagement in professional dialogue or activities beyond those mandated. If they use technology for instruction, it is most likely used for drill and practice. &quot;Teacher leaders are better educated teachers, continuous learners, computer users, and promote constructive problem based learning over direct instruction. Their position in the educational community mirrors students' positions in their classrooms. They use computers to help their students to achieve the same level of respect and voice that these teachers have achieved within their professional educational community. Teacher leaders and teacher professionals share constructivist philosophies and practice. They view teaching and learning as a co-constructive process in which students are asked to think deeply about issues, generate their own ideas work collaboratively in projects, and share and evaluate their work within a public forum. Teacher leaders were 10 times more likely to integrate technology into instruction than the private teacher”(Reil & Hank, 2000).
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References <ul><li>eMints. (2006). eMints National Center. Retrieved October 24, 2006, from http://www.emints.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation, B. (2002). Great expectations: Leveraging America's investment in educational technology . Washington D.C.: Benton Foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>Riel, M., & Hank, B. (2000). The beliefs, practices, and computer use of teacher leaders : University of California, Irvine. </li></ul>
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