ETIPS: Using Cases with Virtual Schools to Prepare for, Extend, and Deepen Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences

Spring 2008

Source: Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, Volume 24, Number 3, Spring 2008

Publisher: Department of curriculum and Instruction Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching 

Field experiences are identified as an important component in the preparation of new teachers. As such, methods to supplement field experiences with pre and post activities that ready preservice teachers to effectively learn from them warrant further examination.

This paper presents one tool that has been used successfully to improve preservice teachers’ instructional decision-making knowledge about technology integration, with the unintended outcome of readying them for field experiences in general.

Updated: Jul. 10, 2008