Pre-Service Technology Showcase December 8

Posted by Pamela Van Halsema on November 22, 2011 4:54 PM

keyboard.jpgOn Thursday, December 8, the School of Education is holding a Pre-Service Teacher Technology Showcase in Schulz 3001 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This new event is intended to provide pre-service and beginning teachers an opportunity to present how they have used or plan to use technology in the classroom to support students and student learning. The School of Education welcomes local teachers, SSU Students and community members to attend the Showcase, as a way to both support novice teachers and engage in dialogue with them about their work.

The Showcase will be run like a poster session at a conference, allowing students to share with attendees their unit plans, lessons, or activities that incorporate new media technologies. The goal of the Showcase is to highlight how our novice teachers are integrating technology in their work with students. The focus is not just on the technological tools the teachers are employing but also on the content objectives as well: how are they creating a rich learning environment for students through the integration of this technology.

The type of presentations you might see at the event include a middle school science teacher using Google Earth to map numerous elements on the periodic table; a high school history teacher employing a Flickr gallery to analyze Russian propaganda during the Cold War; and a middle school English teacher relying on blogs to stimulate student discussion about students' outside reading books.

All credential students in the SSU School of Education are welcome to present at the Showcase as long as they provide a brief description of their presentation that is approved by Dr. Jessica Parker.   Please e-mail Dr. Jessica Parker at if you are interested in presenting or attending the Showcase, along with a completed form by December 2. The Pre-Service Teacher Technology Showcase has been made possible in part by a gift to the School of Education from Google.